cema organizes regular research, art and discussion events that allow people of like minds to meet in an informal environment to share ideas, start and maintain collaborations and to enjoy scholarship for its own sake.

  right: Molecular Test3 (detail), © Alan Dorin, 2004.    







pipe club

Pipe Club meetings are semi-regular (weekly), informal discussions centred around any topic that sounds worth discussing. These are open to all interested parties, we welcome visitors and regulars alike



cema cinematheque hosts screenings of generative and new-media art video, experimental film and animation, computer graphics shorts and documentaries on science and art.


conferences and performances

Just Pick The Pretty One, an improvised concert of electronic music was held at the Horse Bazaar, Little Lonsdale St., Melbourne (Dec 11th 2007) to a raucous crowd of punters and a few keen computer-art-geeks. Palle and Peter gave CEMA Ecosystem-Day workshop attendees a special (and much appreciated!) performance the following day at Art & Design, Monash University.

The Third Iteration conference on generative electronic was held Nov 30th - Dec 2nd 2005. We hope that you enjoyed it! If you missed out, be sure to check back here for news of Fourth Iteration... just a rumour at this stage. cema initiated the Iteration conference series on generative art. First Iteration was held in 1999 and Second Iteration in 2001. These two events attracted the world's leading generative artists and theorists to Melbourne for three days of debate, presentations, artshows, screenings and performances.