Transition of Thinking: Artist to Computer Artist. FormSynth and Beyond - A Lecture by William Latham

Wed, 16 May 2012

Transition of Thinking: Artist to Computer Artist. FormSynth and Beyond - A Lecture by William Latham

Thursday 24th May
Presented in partnership with the Royal College of Art and the Computer Arts Society

Lecture Theatre One at 6:30pm

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore (use entrance in Jay Mews)*
London
SW7 2EU

In this talk the pioneering artist William Latham will talk about his early work as an MA Printmaking student at the RCA from 1982 to 1985 and how his work evolved during this period into his internationally known Organic Computer Art developed whilst at IBM UK Scientific Centre, where the role of the artist is to be a "Gardener in computer space".

The talk will describe the artistic context for this key transitional phase and also the broader theoretical ideas surrounding and underpinning his work. He will also identify key people during this early period who were strong influences on his work. In the later part of the talk he will talk about his more recent Mutator2 research work developed as a Professor at Goldsmiths Computing Department since 2007. During the talk he will also touch on his work in the computer games and entertainment industries and the challenges of crossing the line between art and entertainment.