Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with visual abstraction through generative software processes. His work focuses on the synthesis of form as the product of parametric behaviors. He is known for hard-edged geometrical forms and vivid colors, with outputs ranging from pure software works to public projections and physical objects produced with digital fabrication technology.
Watz has exhibited at venues like the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Todaysart (The Hague), ITAU Cultural (Sao Paulo), Museumsquartier (Vienna), and Galleri ROM (Oslo). He is a lecturer in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Watz is also considered to be one of the primary theorists of generative art, what it is and what it could be, analyzing technology, culture and art theory to continually investigate the rapidly evolving generative art aesthetic. He gave this presentation to the Eyeo Festival in 2012; the 2013 Festival is June 5-8 in Minneapolis, MN – full details here.
Another generative art pioneer and co-inventor of the Processing media programming language is Casey Reas. His speech to Eyeo 2012 is embedded here, a full list of video recorded presentations from last year’s conference is on Vimeo.