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Tue, 16 May 2006

7:00 - 10:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2006

The next CAS meeting will be held at the Science Museums DANA Centre.

An evening of performances and events curated by BLIP in collaboration with the Computer Arts Society and the Computational Models of Creativity in the Arts workshop being held at Goldsmith College.

All welcome BUT booking is necessary.

See DanaCentre booking for a complete program and booking details.

A Map is here.

The restaurant will be open and food and drinks will be available.

Tue, 07 Mar 2006

Tuesday 7 March 2006

Supported by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Birkbeck University of London and held in conjunction with the Computer Arts Society. This event is taking place under the larger banner of Node.London '06 Season of Media Arts.

Tuesday 7 March 2006 at 6.10pm at the National Film Theatre in NFT3.

This showing features rare and little-known works from the beginnings of British computer animation as well as onstage discussions with pioneers from the early days of this field and will include discussions with leading practitioners of the time.

The event marks the culmination of CACHe, an extensive research project at Birkbeck into the untold stories behind the early days of British computer arts. The screening and discussion will take audiences on a journey through previously lost or obscure material, from the first computer animation made in Britain, to the appearance of computer graphics in commercial TV and film.

Artists and practitioners who were active at the time, including Stan Hayward (creator of Henry's Cat) and Malcolm Le Grice, Dr Charlie Gere and Dr George Mallen will introduce the work and take part in panel discussions with pioneers.

Tickets £8.20, concs £6.25, NFT members £7.20, members' concs £5.25

Box Office 020 7928 3232

Early British Computer-Generated Art Film is presented in partnership with School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck, supported by AHRC and LCACE. Bits In Motion takes place as part of NODE.L, a series of events related to technology and art taking place throughout March in venues across London. For more information, see nodel.org.

Mon, 23 Jan 2006

6:30 for 7:00pm Monday 23 January 2006

Speaker: George Mallen

The Computer Arts Society
Public Meeting
System Simulation Ltd.
Bedford Chambers
The Piazza
Covent Garden

We begin our 2006 program (& best wishes for this New Year to everyone!) with an open discussion led by George Mallen of System Simulation. George is an original co-founder of the Computer Arts Society and his involvement in human computer interaction dates back to his work with Gordon Pask at Systems Research in the 1960's. He was closely involved in the development of the Eco Dome - one of the first large scale immersive interactive artworks - that was first exhibited at the CAS Show Interact in 1973.

Tue, 13 Dec 2005

6:30 for 7:00pm Tuesday 13 December 2005

Speakers: Stephen Boyd Davis introducing Ralf Nuhn, Nye Parry and Sama'a al Hashimi

System Simulation Ltd
Bedford Chambers The Piazza
Covent Garden
London WC2E 8HA

Tel: 020 7836 7406

Stephen Boyd Davis, Head of Centre
Introduction to the work of the Lansdown Centre

The Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University, named after the late John Lansdown, has had a pioneering role in several aspects of computer arts and continues to be a centre of innovation. Stephen will trace a very brief history including well-known individuals whose paths have intersected with the Centre such as John Vince, Paul Brown, John Lansdown and Huw Jones. He will highlight recent Centre developments in interactive media, sonic arts, games and other areas, charting emerging trends.

Ralf Nuhn, 3rd year PhD student

Ralf will talk about his exhibition of interactives, UNCAGED, at the V&A Museum of Childhood last year and at ZKM Karlsruhe. Combining tangible interfaces, reused domestic objects and interactive displays, Ralf's work playfully questions the apparent relationships between the real world and life on the screen.

Nye Parry, sonic artist and composer, member of Lansdown Centre staff

Nye Parry is a composer and sound artist working in installation, multimedia and contemporary dance. Exploring alternative modes of presentation for his music has led to an interest in sound installation and site-specific work. His work includes collaborations with artists in various media as well as sound work for major museums and other public spaces.

Sama'a al Hashimi, 2nd year PhD student

Most existing voice-controlled systems are actually speech-controlled: they exploit the linguistic more than the paralinguistic (non-verbal) as an input mechanism. Sama'a's work by contrast explores how other characteristics of voice can be employed in controlling interactive systems, including playful forms of interaction.

Tue, 15 Nov 2005

6:30 for 7:00pm Tuesday 15 November 2005

Speakers: Jane Harris, Jeanine Breaker, Gordana Fontana Giusti and Martin Woolley

Room 305 on the Bridge
Central Saint Martins College
The University of the Arts London
Southampton Row

Central Saint Martins provides specialist education and research in the fields of fine art, fashion and textiles, film, video, and photography, graphics and communication design, three dimensional design, theatre & performance and interdisciplinary art & design. The college has always engaged with highly creative practice in its teaching and maintained this focus more recently across the rapidly expanding research community. The meeting will therefore focus on the ways in which original practice-led research can be explored in a variety of hands-on contexts, by extending the boundaries of what is possible through digital communication and information technologies. The event will include five presentations on current project work across fine art, fashion, textiles, performance and urban planning. Discussion themes will include 'visualising the unseen', cultural mapping, design & emotion and globalising performance.

Tue, 18 Oct 2005

6:30 for 7:00 Tuesday 18 October 2005

Speakers: Paul Brown & Dr. Nick Lambert, Birkbeck

System Simulation Ltd
Bedford Chambers
The Piazza
Covent Garden

The three-year AHRC-funded CACHe project - Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc... - came to an end in September 2005. The project focused on the early computer arts, from 1960-80 and especially on activities in the United Kingdom. One outcome of this initiative was the re-formation of the Computer Arts Society.

Paul Brown will talk about the background to the project, its aims, objectives and outcomes - and

Dr. Nick Lambert will discuss and give the first public demonstration of the project's key outcome - an online searchable multimedia database of Early British Computers Arts that is based on the SSL Musims software and which will shortly be available via the Arts and Humanities Data Service.

Tue, 26 Jul 2005

6:30 for 7:00 Tuesday 26 July 2005

System Simulation Ltd.
Bedford Chambers,
The Piazza,
Covent Garden,

Alex Zivanovic will lead a discussion on the use of robots in art. The scope will include both robots used to generate art (e.g. Aaron) and robots as art ("cybernetic sculpture" e.g. The Senster). Alex will give a brief overview of both past and contemporary work, leading to an open discussion. The particular topics will depend on the interests of those taking part but could include:

  • how can we use robots to explore Art ?
  • how can robots be used to examine contemporary issues (surveillance, personal space, etc)?
  • what are the constraints in producing such works (cost, complexity, etc) ?
  • who would produce such works: artists, engineers or collaborations
  • how would a collaboration work ?
  • where should cybernetic sculptures be installed: art galleries or science museums ?
  • possible future projects
Tue, 21 Jun 2005

6:30 for 7:00pm Tuesday 21 June 2005

Speaker: Tony Mann

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
King William Court
Maritime Greenwich Campus
University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich first offered a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology in 1995 The degree was designed for students wishing to use computers for creative purposes in the arts and entertainment worlds as well as the traditional computing industry This talk will discuss the issues involved in running such degree courses, and how they have developed in a fast-changing multimedia world, and will present work produced by students in the last ten years

On this visit it will also be possible to see the Computer Museum at Greenwich

Mon, 23 May 2005

6:30 for 7:00pm Monday 23 May 2005

Speaker: Nick Lambert and Catherine Mason

The London Knowledge Lab

CACHe (Computer Arts, Context, Histories, etc.) joint event with the Computer Arts Society.

The AHRC-funded CACHe Project in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck is presenting an update on the progress of their research into the history of computer arts in Britain. All are welcome at this event which will include a discussion of issues around archiving and digital imaging with demonstration of the custom-designed database by Nick Lambert, Research Fellow. PhD Candidate, Catherine Mason will present some of her research into early British computer animation, including screening of selected early films.

With thanks to the London Knowledge Lab and the School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck.

Thu, 19 May 2005

6:00 - 9:00pm Thursday 19 May 2005

King William Court
University of Greenwich
Maritime Greenwich Campus

Members of the Computer Arts Society are invited to the opening of INSPIRE, the annual Multimedia Technology degree show at the University of Greenwich. INSPIRE presents this year's crop of new media graduates from Greenwich: a chance to see the work of multimedia technology graduates as they come onto the job market. On show will be creative websites, edutainment, digital video, interactive television, 3D animation, and computer games.

The show is open to the public 12 - 4pm Friday 20 and Saturday 21 May

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