I was born in Vrtojba in Slovenia on 10th December 1949. After graduating from grammar school in Nova Gorica, I registered at the Faculty of mechanical engineering in Ljubljana and gained degree in 1974. It was in the faculty preparing my diploma that I came into contact with a computer and data processing for the first time. It was the time of punched cards and remote batch terminals. That was a turning point in my life and I entered in the world of computers leaving forever a field of mechanical engineering. My first job was in the domain of information science. In my informational technologies career in several companies in Slovenia I was engaged in developing and programming commercial and business applications. My last regular job was on the field of e-commerce in the Research and Development department of the Slovenian biggest casino company. Actually as a pensioner I work as a freelance artist on the area of digital art.
All those years being in contact with computer programming never disappear from my mind the crazy idea that a computer can do more than simply data processing. I had in mention the possibility to simulate the human creativity especially in the area of visual art. This challenge caused the development of a very interesting project that was my favourite occupation more than 25 years on my free time. I developed a lot of programs using generative approach to generate always new and unpredictable pieces of visual art. Each artwork created using my generative designed software is an absolute unique item and could be lost forever if not saved or printed. For more information about my work and generative art concept reflections see http://www.soban-art.com. Often I used to organize exhibitions and live presentation, to publish articles and papers with the intention to propagate the basic idea of generative art method. For detailed information see http://www.soban-art.com/slo-curriculum.asp (list of exhibitions, art critics, papers, presentations with live projections and mass media articles).