Herbert Franke, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to You !!

This week we celebrate the 90th birthday of pioneer Herbert W. Franke!

Since most of Herbert’s friends are not living in Germany, please JOIN US in wishing him a happy birthday on Facebook! COMMENT ON THE POST and we will share your wishes with him. :


Happily, he is in good health and still working creatively.

More about Herbert W. Franke:

Franke is an Austrian scientist and writer. He is also active in the fields of future research, speleology as well as computer graphics and digital art.

Since 1957, he has worked as a freelance author. From 1973 to 1997 he held a lectureship in “Cybernetical Aesthetic” at Munich University (later computer graphics – computer art). In 1979, he co-founded Ars Electronica in Linz/Austria. In 1979 and 1980, he lectured in “introduction to perception psychology” at the Art & Design division of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.

In 1998, Franke attended a ACM SIGGRAPHcomputer graphics conference in Orlando and was a juror at the “VideoMath Festival” Berlin. He has published extensively in Leonardo Journal as a reviewer and author, starting with Volume 5 in 1972! At that time Franke was also on the Leonardo Editorial Advisory Board. Most recently, in 2015, he published his editorial “A Contribution to the Leonardo Discussion” in Leonardo Journal Vol 48, and he is also a Leonardo Honorary Editor. The community is grateful for his work.

See the full list of Franke’s Leonardo titles at Project Muse: http://bit.ly/PMFranke