Digital Art Museum
David EM      

Transjovian Pipeline 1979


David Em (USA) b 1952

David Em started as a painter but in 1974 began to experiment with electronic manipulations of TV images. This led to his involvement with the Xerox Research PARC in Palo Alto and to collaboration with computer graphics pioneers Alvy Ray Smith and Dick Shoup, inventor of the frame buffer. In 1976 Em had access to equipment at Triple-I, set up by Gary Demos and John Whitney Sr., but it was the introduction to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the research work of pioneer James Blinn that led to Em's mature computer art style. The works produced at JPL led to the first ever artist's monograph published on digital art (The Art of David Em, published by Harry N. Abrams)

David Em website

Em essay The Art of David Em


This is an archive of the Digital Art Museum for historical reference.
See for the current site.