Francesca Franco


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  • University of London and De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, Birkbeck College

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2015

    Francesca Franco is Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, where she is studying the Edmonds Archive of computational art held at the Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2009–10 she was Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project  Computer Art and Technocultures at Birkbeck, University of London, and the V&A Museum. She holds a PhD in the History of Art (Birkbeck). She is an Associate Editor of Media-N, Journal of the New Media Caucus. Her most recent publications include “The First Computer Art Show at the 1970 Venice Biennale. An Experiment or Product of the Bourgeois Culture?”, Relive: Media Art Histories, Cubitt and Thomas, eds, MIT Press (2013); “Exploring Intersections: Ernest Edmonds and his time-based generative art,” Digital Creativity, 24:3 (2013). Francesca’s first monograph on the history of generative and interactive art is contracted with Ashgate: Ernest Edmonds – Generative Systems Artist (forthcoming).

    ISEA2011

    Francesca Franco is a researcher specialised in history of art and technology. She is Research Fellow at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, where she is studying the Ernest Edmonds Archive of computational art material held at the Victoria & Albert Museum. She is Associate Research Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Screen Media, Birkbeck, University of London. In 2009-10 she was Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project Computer Art and Technocultures (CAT) at Birkbeck and the Victoria & Albert Museum.  She has been sitting on the editorial board of Computers and the History of Art (CHArt) since 2005.

    ISEA2010

    Francesca Franco is Research Fellow on the AHRC funded project “Computer Art & Technocultures” (CAT) at Birkbeck College and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She is a lecturer at the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck and is currently completing her Ph.D. in History of Art.


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  • United Kingdom

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