Called “the ultimate cyber head-to-head”, in Ed v Zach two computers observed each other’s screen and took it in turns to draw each other’s output. One ran a program called ‘Ed’, programmed by Ed Burton and the other a program called ‘Zach’, programmed by Zach Leiberman.
Viewers could interact with the piece by, for example, placing their hand on one screen. The other computer would then try to draw this shape. Over set periods of time the two computer programs would draw each other endlessly, generating unusual and captivating art as they did so.
A newer version of Ed v Zach featured at Digitally Yours, an international digital art exhibition collaborated by Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova museum and The Regional Art Council of Southwest Finland.