Georg Nees, German academic, Died at 89

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Georg Nees was born on June 23, 1926, and died on January 3, 2016.

He was a German academic.

Who was a pioneer of computer art and generative graphics.

Georg studied mathematics, physics and philosophy in Erlangen and Stuttgart and was scientific advisor at the SEMIOSIS, International Journal of semiotics and aesthetics.

In 1977, Georg was appointed Honorary Professor of Applied computer science at the University of Erlangen

Georg is one of the “3N” computer pioneers, an abbreviation that has become acknowledged for Frieder Nake, Georg Nees and A. Michael Noll, whose computer graphics were created with digital computers.

He attended a school in Schwabach near Nuremberg, graduating in 1945.

From 1945 to 1951, Georg studied mathematics and physics at the University of Erlangen then worked as an industry mathematician for the Siemens Schuckertwerk in Erlangen from 1951 to 1985.

There he started to write his first programs in 1959.

The company was later incorporated into the Siemens AG.

From 1964 onwards, Georg studied philosophy at the Technische Hochschule Stuttgart (since 1967 the University of Stuttgart), under Max Bense.

Georg received his doctorate with his thesis on Generative Computergraphik under Max Bense in 1969.

His work is considered one of the first theses on Generative Computer Graphics.

In 1969, Georg thesis was published as a book entitled “Generative Computergraphik” and also included examples of program code and graphics produced thereby.

After his retirement in 1985 Nees worked as an author and in the field of computer art.

Georg Nees passed away at age 89 in January 2016.