[dance-tech] NEW CLUB NIGHT on 7 SEPTEMBER with JOHN MCCORMACK and AUTUMN TERM EVENTS

  • From: maria x <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: mariax_gr@xxxxxxxxx, dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Deptford.TV" <DTV@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:09:23 +0100

**NEW CLUB NIGHT** on 7 SEPTEMBER with **JOHN MCCORMACK**

Thursday September 7th, 2006 at 6pm until 8pm in the Lecture Theatre, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Corss, SE14 6NW

FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME


Dear friends

We hope you had a lovely summer and are ready for a new round of Thursday Club events...

... starting on **SEPTEMBER 7, 6-8pm **with a presentation by **JOHN MCCORMACK**, Co-director, Centre for Electronic Media Arts, Monash University (Australia)
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***SIMULATION, SYSTEMS, ARTIFICE***

In this talk I will give an overview of how I have used generative processes as a creative system. My aim is to enable new modes of creative expression with computation that are unique to the medium. Most existing software tools borrow their operational metaphor from existing creative practices: for example Photoshop uses the metaphor of a photographer's darkroom; 3D animation systems borrow from theatre, film and conventional cell animation. In a tool with an oeuvre as diverse as the modern digital computer, one would hope that computation itself as a medium might have things to offer that are not based on metaphors borrowed from other media. I will illustrate some possibilities using the software systems I have developed over the last 15 years and the creative works that I have produced with them. These works include: Turbulence: an interactive museum of unnatural history (1994); Eden an evolutionary ecosystem (2000-2005) and the Morphogenesis series of evolved forms (2002-2006). Examination of these works will be placed in a philosophical framework and historical context. I will also discuss some possibilities for future development of generative software based on these ideas.

About Jon McCormack:
John is an Australian-based electronic media artist and researcher in Artificial Life and Evolutionary Music and Art. His research interests include generative evolutionary systems, machine learning, L-systems and developmental models. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and co-director of the Centre for Electronic Media Art (CEMA) at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. CEMA is an interdisciplinary research centre established to explore new collaborative relationships between computing and the arts. John's artworks have been exhibited internationally a wide variety of galleries, museums and symposia, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), Tate Gallery(Liverpool, UK), ACM SIGGRAPH (USA), Prix Ars Electronica (Austria) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Australia).


www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jonmc
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...And this is only the beginning... Now get your diaries and make a note for the rest of the Autumn term's Club nights, as you'll want to be there...
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**NEW CLUB NIGHTS** NEW CLUB NIGHTS** NEW CLUB NIGHTS**

on *5 OCTOBER* with ***MICK GRIERSON***
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*AUDIOVISUAL COMPOSITION AND THE AVANT-GARDES*

Mick is a musician, film-maker and researcher. He recently became a Research Fellow at the Goldsmiths Electronic Music Studios.
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on *19 OCTOBER*

**UNEASY SPACES*

*Opening of a photo /video show in collaboration with the New York University

on *20 OCTOBER* CONFERENCE (will circulate info separately)
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on *26 OCTOBER* with ***ADNAN HADZI & MARIA X***
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*ON STRATEGIES OF SHARING: THE DEPTFORD.TV PROJECT*

Adnan is a PhD candidate and Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths (Media and Communications). Maria is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths (Digital Studios & Drama) and Visiting Lecturer at Birkbeck.
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on* 2 NOVEMBER* with ***BRIAN KAVANAGH***
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*SONIC SENSORIUM*

Brian is an artist and musician. He is just completing his MA in Interactive Media at Goldsmiths.
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on *16 NOVEMBER* with ***TIM HOPKINS***
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**ELEPHANT AND CASTLE*: A PRESENTATION OF WORK-IN-PROGRESS ON A LYRIC THEATRE PIECE*


Tim is an opera and multimedia lyric theatre director, and a NESTA Fellow.
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on *30 NOVEMBER* with ***MARK D'INVERNO***
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**CELL*: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT LOOKING AT NEW THEORIES OF STEM CELL BEHAVIOUR*


Mark is Professor of Computing at Goldsmiths with a research interest in intelligent agents and multi-agent systems.
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on *14 DECEMBER* with SPEAKER TBC
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Finally, just to remind you that

***THE THURSDAY CLUB: works in progress***

is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today’s (and tomorrow’s) cultural landscape(s).

Originally set up in October 2005 by Goldsmiths Digital Studios (GDS) as a more informal setting for research discussions, it has grown to include over 80 members, artists, technologists, scientists, in fact, a growing diversity of people from different communities worldwide, that are now connected via an online forum and discussion group.

There are also regular meetings in ‘real space’ at the Ben Pimlott site of Goldsmiths, University of London. Anyone can attend these events. They are free, and in keeping them informal they allow for a more diverse and open ended discourse for people who perhaps would not have the opportunity to discuss ideas outside of their chosen discipline.


For more information on the Thursday Club check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cccc/thursday-club.php or email maria x: drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx


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Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art & Computational Technologies 15 Rodmell Regent Square London WC1H 8HX http://www.cybertheater.org



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