Jim Plaxco

Jim Plaxco
Artsnova Digital Art Gallery

Master of Science Computer Science

About

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Introduction
I am a digital artist specializing in abstract art, algorithmic art, astronomical art and space art. I have extensive experience with both astronomical and planetary image processing. Using my programming skills, I have authored my own graphics software for use in creating unique digital art. I am also a photographer and have used photography in both its pure form and as input for the creation of certain digital images. I have judged art contests for IAA, NASA and the National Space Society, am a frequent lecturer on space art and digital art, and as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador have used my artistic and image processing skills to create astronomical and planetary images using data from a variety of space missions to illustrate my educational presentations. The subject matter of my art is a reflection of my intellectual interests and is representative of a digital artist who is neither left-brain nor right-brain dominant.
Additional affiliations
September 2007 - present
Artsnova
Position
  • Independent lecturer on computer art
Description
  • Lecture and teach on computer art, algorithmic art, generative art, and the Processing programming language
September 2007 - present
Artsnova
Position
  • Independent Lecturer on web design, SEO, social media utilization
Description
  • Lecture on the subjects of web design, search engine optimization, and social media utilization for artists and photographers.
January 2002 - present
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Position
  • Solar System Ambassador - Planetary Exploration and Science
Description
  • As a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador, I provide educational presentations on the NASA program of planetary exploration and on the subject of planetary science with an emphasis on Mars and lunar missions.
Education
August 1981 - May 1983
Northern Illinois University
Field of study
  • Computer Science
August 1978 - May 1981
Northern Illinois University
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (4)
Article
A review of the Springer book Fundamentals of Space Business and Economics by Ozgur Gurtuna published in 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-6695-6
Article
A review of the book Fundamentals of Space Business and Economics by Ozgur Gurtuna published by Springer in 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-6695-6
Article
An exploration of the rationale for a space business conference and an overview of the key space business development presentations.
Article
A tutorial on the use of recursion on the Processing platform as a means of creating algorithmic art.

Questions

Questions (3)
Question
Hi folks,
I am new to Researchgate and have created a group for people interested in discussing algorithmic art. You can find the group at:
Question
Welcome. I created the Algorithmic Art Group to serve as a forum for the sharing of information about the use of computers to create art. Fair game for discussion are development tools of choice, relevant programming libraries, methodologies, and applications.
Reproduced here is the classic definition of an algorist - as set down by Jean-Pierre Hébert at the 1995 SIGGRAPH:
if (creation && object of art && algorithm && one's own algorithm) {
include * an algorist *
} elseif (!creation || !object of art || !algorithm || !one's own algorithm) {
exclude * not an algorist *
}
Question
Hi everyone,
I just joined Researchgate and this group. I am curious to know that tools people are using for their projects.
I've been working with Processing and am getting into C++/Openframeworks.

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Working to update, expand, and enhance the online presence of the National Space Society, including both public-facing and internal management services.