ade ward : work | about ade ward
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Tech Req: Macintosh PowerPC, MacOS 8.0+ (QuickTime? Musical Instruments).
collection:2002 | date added:2002-08-28 | enter project
ade ward : about
Adrian Ward is a software artist, programmer, musician, systems administrator and lecturer. Since 1999, his London-based company Signwave UK has worked for a wide range of clients and customers, and has released a variety of software products, some of which question just how far one can stretch the definition of 'commercial software'. He is most known for his auto-generative software artworks that articulate concerns over authenticity, authorship and authority by deploying parody software into the graphic design community. His first piece, Autoshop - a parody of Adobe Photoshop - earned him a modest following in the Macintosh design community, whilst his latest offering, Auto-Illustrator - a fully-blown vector graphic design application - continues to insult, offend and abuse graphic designers looking for an easy ride everywhere.