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educator , computer graphics designer

Timothy Binkley, American computer graphics designer, educator. National Endowment of the Humanities Younger Humanist fellow, 1973-1974, Ford Foundation fellow, 1974-1975, Oldright fellow, National Defense Education Act fellow, O'Brien Research grantee, 1971, National Endowment of the Humanities Grantee, 1977.


Binkley, Timothy was born on September 14, 1943 in Baltimore. Son of Enos G. and Grace (Joy) Binkley.


Bachelor in Mathematics with honors, University Colorado, 1965. Master of Arts in Mathematics, University Colorado, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University Texas, 1970.

Postgraduate in computer science, Courant Institute, New York University, 1982.


Assistant professor Notre Dame University, Indiana, 1970-1973. Postdoctoral fellow Temple University, Philadelphia, 1973-1975. Member faculty New School for Social Research, New York City, 1975-1977.

Chair department humanities and science School Visual Arts, 1976-1988, director computer education, 1982—1998, director Institute for Computers in the Arts, 1986—1998, chair Master of Fine Arts program in computer art, 1988—1998. President Artware, since 1996. Co-director telecommunications event Heinrich Hertz Centennial Celebration, Bronx, Brooklyn, 1987.


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    • Author: Wittgenstein's Language, 1973. Author: (with others) Reason and Violence, 1974, Culture and Art, 1976, Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor, 1981, Philosophy Looks at the Arts, 1987. Author: (software) Paint Brush, 1983, Starmaker, 1988, Symmetry Studio, 1990, GAIN Engine, 1999, Agent Wrangler, 2000.

      Contributor articles to professional journals. Exhibitions include computer installations Face to Face and Drawn to the Light in Computer and Art Exhibition, International Business Machines Corporation Gallery Science and Art, New York City, 1988, Center Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, 1988, Represented in permanent collections Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Autoform in Gretta Sarfaty's retrospective exhibition Musea Da Imagem E Do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil, collaborative paintings with G. Sarfaty, Symmetrical Reincarnations I and II. Computer art director: (videos) A Price for Every Progress, 1987.

      Pink Slip Out of Nowhere, 1988. Director: (films) Portrait of Sean, 1972, The Seasons, One Minute of Pure Chance, 1973, Existence, Synchrony, 1974. Member editorial advisory board Philosphy and Literature, 1976-1985, Art & Academe, since 1988.


Member of American Society Aesthetics (trustee 1981-1984), Association Computing Machinery (board directors New York City since 1987, chair special interest group computer graphics since 1988), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Sonya Shannon, 1993.

Enos G. Binkley

Grace (Joy) Binkley

Sonya Shannon