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Tue, 10 Apr 2012

Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Ravensbourne University

Liliane will speak about her work with language and in particular about 'Power Game', her socio-political performance, which will be at the Zabludowicz Collection on the 19th of April (http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/london/events/liliane-lijn-power-game). She will also discuss her ongoing projects 'Solar Hills' and 'Stardust Ruins', both developed from her ACE/ NASA, Leonardo Network funded residency at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Liliane Lijn's art is primarily concerned with light in its relation to matter. David Bohm, the Birkbeck physicist (1917-1992) described matter as 'frozen or condensed light' and saw the world of matter and the experience of consciousness as complementary aspects of a more fundamental process he called the implicate order. He wrote " Light, simply defined as anything traveling at the speed of light, contained all information.' Lijn believes that as an artist, she explores the outside world with one eye and the inner with another, world and self, matter and consciousness. Her work is both mathematical in its use of geometric forms while simultaneously involving archetypes and a continuing obsession with time and memory.

If you would like to attend, please email Britta Pollmuller ,who will add your name to the guest list.

Wed, 14 Mar 2012
lessandro Ludovico on Neural Magazine

Alessandro Ludovico, artist, media critic, founding contributor to nettime.org and editor-in-chief of Neural magazine since 1993.

Wednesday 14th March 2012
6.00 for 6.30 pm
Club Room, October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL

Neural Magazine will be 20 years old in 2013. How has an independent magazine about media art survived the internet, the paper costs and the crisis? Alessandro Ludovico will describe the evolution of Neural through the last couple of decades, and how it embodied the intertwined relationships between online and offline publishing, which he extensively researched in an upcoming book. Finally he'll explain his adventures as an artist on the critical side of net.art with the Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks.

Tue, 24 Jan 2012
Waldemar Cordeiro: An Overview of His Pioneering Digital Art

6:30pm Tuesday 24th January 2012

Speaker: Eduardo Kac, Artist and Researcher

Lecture Theatre One
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore (Please use entrance in Jay Mews)
London SW7 2EU


Waldemar Cordeiro was an avant-garde Brazilian artist who moved into computers and became one of the leading pioneers of electronic art in the late 1960s. Despite his premature death in 1973, his work in concrete, abstract and computer art provides a fascinating counterpoint to other pioneers of the 1960s. Eduardo Kac will explore his contribution, artworks and importance to the development of this field.

Presented in partnership between the Royal College of Art and the Computer Arts Society.

Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in telepresence and bio art. A leader in telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac (pronounced "Katz") emerged in the early '90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. Kac's work is exhibited internationally at museums, galleries and biennials such as Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; PAV Contemporary Art Center and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Yokohama Triennale, Japan; Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; and Gwangju Biennale, Korea, among others. His work is in private and public collections worldwide, such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Spain and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, Brazil. His solo exhibition, "Kac: Alba & Edunia", is currently on view at Tatiana Kourochkina Galeria d'Art, Barcelona, through March 24, 2012.

Tue, 29 Nov 2011
Monomatic @ CAS

6pm Tuesday 29th November 2011

Room 212 at Ravensbourne College of Art
Greenwich Peninsula
Just by the O2 Dome at North Greenwich Tube


Nick Rothwell and Lewis Sykes will present their joint art project – Monomatic – introducing their collaborative body of work and drawing out some of the interpretative, creative and technical challenges they've faced along the way.

Monomatic is a collaboration, experimental playground and halfway house between the work of Nick Rothwell – composer, performer, software architect, programmer and sound designer – and Lewis Sykes – musician, interaction designer, experimental visualist, digital media producer and curator. They explore sound and interaction through physical works that investigate rich and sonorous musical traditions, such as PEAL: A Virtual Campanile – an installation which models the layout and operation of a traditional church bell tower – and the Modular Music Box – a reinterpretation of the familiar 19th century clockwork musical instrument.

Wed, 07 Sep 2011
The Origin of Ideas & Analogue Programmer T4 with Digital Overtones

6:30pm Wednesday 7th September 2011

Speaker: Dr. Jack Tait

6:30 for 7:00pm start at Birkbeck College
43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

The Computer Arts Society autumn season begins with a talk by drawing machine pioneer Jack Tait. Jack will give a presentation on programmable analogue drawing machines which will include material from his recently completed PhD and include new research directions. This event is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Jack will give a presentation comprising images selected from a 50 year period to identify common 'idea' factors in the body of his work. Speculations on art process and philosophical questions which may arise from them will be addressed. Videos of the programmer in action are included.

Thu, 19 May 2011
Space Synapse - Bringing Space to Earth and Astronaut and Cosmonaut Communities to the Internet

6:30pm Thursday 19th May 2011

Speaker: Anna Hill MA RCA Founder of Space Synapse Systems discusses the motivations and the vision of the space technology company.

Birkbeck College
Keynes Library
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD


Space Synapse is an emerging space technology company specializing in innovation architecture founded by Anna Hill, artist /designer and entrepreneur. The company aims to bring the experiences of Space to the Internet through gaming, virtual edutainment and environmental engineering. SpaceSynapse will supply augmented experiences, products and services to the education and entertainment mass market.

Development of Space Synapse's products has been funded in part by ESA's European Space Business Incubator programme at ESTEC at Noordwijk whereSpace Synapse was a member from 2006 to 2008. Space Synapse was founded in Dublin Ireland and is now based in London UK. The start-up is supported by in-house expert consultants with extensive international background experience in the design and engineering of projects in space and on the ground in the USA and Europe for clients that include NASA, ESA and commercial aerospace companies and start-up ventures. Space governance and Space Studies, international cooperation for human exploration and the peaceful uses of outer space are represented in our values that have a non-military commercialisation policy. Recent and ongoing projects for ESA by Space Synapse's in-house consultants comprise the development and flight testing of spaceflight physics experiments for schools, a terrain mobility test laboratory for the EXOMARS rover at ESTEC, an underground human isolation laboratory in Belgium and thedevelopment of European space industry sustainability guidelines.

Wed, 06 Apr 2011
The Question Concerning Interactive Art: Interactivity beyond Technology - Art Beyond Institutions

6:30pm Wednesday 6th April 2011

Speaker: Dr. Brigitta Zics

Birkbeck College
Room B30
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX


This lecture will discuss the radical change that technology brought to art practice. It will focus on interaction and on the paradigm shift that brought to aesthetics transform moving the focal point of production from an object oriented creation to an interconnectivity of interactive artwork and participant. It will be suggested that this new paradigm places aesthetics into a hybrid realm of disciplines where understanding human experience became the key element of artistic production. In order to gain insight into this co-existing models of artwork - spectator and human-computer will be presented and compared to the proposed aesthetic model of interactive artwork - participant.

As such, artists apply philosophical and scientific concepts in order to facilitate new experiences which might provide not only artistic and technological interventions but also can serve as testbed of applied philosophy and sciences. Furthermore it will be suggested that emerging interactive art works with the proposed aesthetic modality struggle to fit into existing format of display and distribution offered by institutions. The migration to new platforms has been already characterised; the question that remains whether traditional institution are prepared to rethink their way of distribution or novel methods will take over the display of progressive art.

More info: www.zics.eu

Tue, 22 Feb 2011
CAS lecture "Mixing Virtual and Physical Art: Tenderpixel Gallery and London's Contemporary Media Arts Scene" Etan Ilfeld, Founder & Director

6pm Tuesday 22nd February

Birkbeck College
Room 317
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD


Launched in 2007, Tenderpixel is a distinctive gallery that foregrounds art, technology and participation. Etan Ilfeld will discuss its combination of digital and physical art in terms of audience interation and intervention, and consider how Tenderpixel has established a particular niche in the Central London art scene. He will also introduce its current exhibition, "Scapes" by Squidsoup:
"Created by Anthony Rowe, Gareth Bushell, Chris Bennewith, Liam Birtles and Alexander Rishaug, 'Scapes' conjures into being three-dimensional cities, landscapes and abstract architectures purely from sound, software and light."


Etan Ilfeld launched Tenderpixel as a platform to showcase emerging artists in central London. Ilfeld is particularly interested in the intersections of art, technology and media. He graduated in Physics at Stanford University, and has since added to his eclectic education a Masters in Film Studies from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also a professionally ranked chess master, filmmaker, and serial entrepreneur. Additionally, Ilfeld is a digital artist, and his New Kind of Cinema work has been featured and archived in Rhizome's ArtBase.

Tue, 11 Jan 2011
CAS Lecture by Flora Parrott - 'Dipole: Digital Art and Rapid Prototyping'

Tuesday 11th January 2011

Ravensbourne College of Art
North Greenwich


Flora Parrott is a recent graduate of the RCA who uses the creative possibilities of rapid prototyping and 3D printing in her interactive art. She develops sculptures that combine the mechanical and the organic in surprising ways, and her latest work, Dipole, is based on her current residency at the Ryedale Folk Museum on the North York Moors. Parrott is fascinated by the relationship and tension of the topography and underground structure of the Moors and the human desire to uncover the layers beneath the earth.

This CAS Meeting is also our first chance to have a tour of the new Ravensbourne College of Art. Recently relocated to a prime location next to the 02 Dome in North Greenwich, the College has opened a stunning nine-storey building that is full of the latest digital printing, recording and development technologies.

Please note the earlier starting time for the CAS Lecture: 5pm prompt. This is to accommodate the MA students who will be joining us for Flora's lecture.

The best way to reach Ravensbourne is to go on the Jubilee line to North Greenwich tube station and follow the signs to the Dome.

Wed, 03 Nov 2010

6:30pm for 7pm Wednesday 3rd November

The next Computer Arts Society (BCS CAS SG) Meeting will be at Birkbeck on Wednesday 3rd November. Artist and researcher Joe Osmond will be talking about and demonstrating 'Digital Alchemy', his work on John Whitney's theory of Digital Harmony. The presentation is open to the public and admission is free.

Room 218
Birkbeck College
43 Gordon Square

Nearest tubes: Euston Square, Warren Street & Russell Square.


Digital Alchemy: challenging John Whitney's search for Digital Harmony, multi-sensory artist Joe Osmond questions why Whitney chose to use classical music as the preferred means of musical composition and the influence that this arguably narrow interpretation of compositional practice had on his search for digital harmony. Engaging in the debate of what is music and how harmony, improvisation, scale and tone translate into visual art, Joe explores the methodology and reasoning behind Whitney's desire to achieve a complementarity of music and visual art.

Informed by his work as an improvisational musician, performer and artist, Joe Osmond presents artist's view of creativity, composition and computer programing.

Joe Osmond: an interactive artist, animator, poet and musician, recognised as an expert in multi-sensory education by the EU in Brussels, Joe is currently completing postgraduate research into The Art of Sound at Birkbeck College, The University of London. Originally graduating in 1973, he has spent his life developing multi-sensory art installations, writing learning programs and providing creative solutions that emphasise the need to recognise the huge potential of sound, art and movement as a means of creative communication. He has worked throughout Europe, Kuwait and the USA sharing strategies that make art and learning accessible to all. He has regularly exhibited his work, most recently as part of The BodyTalk Exhibition (London: June-Aug 2010) and at The EVA Conference (London July 2010) and is currently developing original sound for a number of abstract animations based on his work as an abstract artist. An experienced international conference presenter Joe is proud to be a member of Equity, the actor's union.

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