Antony M. Goddard graduated from Cambridge University in 1968. He was awarded a B.A (Class 1) after completing the mathematics tripos. Since the he has worked a software developer in the fields of finance, cryptography, engineering, medicine, colour science, and relational databases and artificial intelligence.
At Chelsea College of Science and Technology he co-authored a paper on Neural Nets and the mechanisms of vision . Subsequent industrial experience included market research, system programming for ICL, and compiler writing for a GAI, a company based in Paris, France.
Subsequent industrial experience included operational research applications for the steel industry, and system programming for ICL, a major english computer manufacturer. In 1978 he joined G.A.I in France to design their APL interpretor, to run on a PR1ME computer system.
In 1981 he started to work for Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation at Jeddah. He was responsible for training Saudi engineers to take over the AEG process computer which controlled the Jeddah 4 Power and Desalination plant.
From 1983-85 he worked in the Far East. Thai-Calc, a bilingual Thai and English spread-sheet program established Sahavirya International Computer (SIC) as a market leader in Bangkok's computer industry. He also undertook consultancy work for computer users in the oil industry, the military, and the gemstone industry.
In March 1986, he joined a project at King Saud University, Riyadh for the Academy for Educational Development (A.E.D.), a Washington consultancy. Here he developed an Arabic-English data-base system and Graphic User Interface (GUI) for PC systems, mainly using C. This consisted of a bit mapped user interface which included multiple windows for text editing, spread sheet input, and graphics, on the same screen.
After leaving that project he worked briefly as a consultant for Ei-BULL at Nis, Serbia's second city. He was a millionaire many times over with large monthly salary increases. Unfortunately hyperinflation rendered the salary worthless. Applications included Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the presentation of questionnaires via a touch screen system.
During 1991-1992 he lived in Buffalo USA, working on the colour separations algorithm for a computer graphics company, Cybervision, also known as MAGICSOFTWARE. This work involved the use of Mathematica on an Apple Mac platform, and C/UNIX on SUN/SPARC workstations.
From 1992-94 he worked at Queen's University Belfast. The main responsibility was the transfer of a large database from an IBM-PC/AIX system to SUN/SPARC. This required the writing of UNIX shell scripts, and configuring the UNIX kernal to run INGRES.
Since 1995 he has worked on World Wide Web design, using HTML and PERL/CGI, and has also undertaken consultancy work in artificial intelligence. His main offline interests are reading history, and Wei-Qi the oriental game, where he attained a bronze medal in the 1997 MINDSPORTS OLYMPIAD held at London's Royal Festival Hall.
1998 DIGITAL ART INSTALLATIONS (1) REDUNDANT ARRAY - LOVEBYTES FESTIVALSheffield, April 1998. Programmed a video wall as part of a presentation put together by Redundant Technology. See the website at www.lowtech.org for pictures of a display of old computers in a Sheffield warehouse. For a picture see http://www.lowtech.org/press and for a German language review see:
(2) KIRKLEES MEDIA CENTER Video wall. Redundant Technology held a press review. (3) LINUX As part of RTI's community access program we have installed LINUX on a couple of machines. Since then I have created a common development environment for both DOS and UNIX. ftp://ftp.webstrand.org/d4 (4) MANCHESTER DIGITAL SUMMER As part of the commemoration of 'BABY', the World's first general purpose computer, developed fifty years ago the City of Manchester is sponsoring the 'Digital Summer'. Redundant Technology Initiative has installed a video wall in the Green Room (Workspace Windows). I did the programming for this project. ISEA98/Terror Multi Media Workshop in the 'Revolting' program. Met artists from Israel and Portugal. Redundant technology hosted a workshop on Ascii Art. Ignore at your peril. The voice of the computing underclass. Content moves from digital camera to low-tech movie in hours. http://www.yourserver.co.uk/revolting EVENTS IN 1999 (1) NEXT FIVE MINUTES, AMSTERDAM Tactical media conference, Paradisio, Amsterdam, 12-14 March. OUTSIDE INTERESTS: See the rest of this website. (c) Tony Goddard, Sheffield 1998.
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