[dance-tech] New Thursday Club tomorrow 29 May: RICHARD COLSON (Goldsmiths)

  • From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 15:51:51 +0100 (BST)


Supported by the Goldsmiths GRADUATE SCHOOL and the Goldsmiths DIGITAL

6pm until 8pm, Seminar Rooms at Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Floor,
right), Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 6NW

FREE, ALL ARE WELCOME. No booking required.

Linking the Senses *

Richard Colson considers the role of gesture as part of any process of
making art and reflects on its use in his painting and in his work using
digital technologies. The talk will try to unravel aspects of experience
that have a direct bearing on the interdependence of vision, auditory
phenomena, gesture and spatial changes in both the creation of art and its
reception by the viewer. Richard will use visual art works and examples of
creative writing and will try to show how an awareness of spatial position
can have a critical influence on the nature of what is perceived.

RICHARD COLSON is the author of The Fundamentals of Digital Art (AVA
Publishing Uk Ltd) and co-curated Sense Detectives at Watermans Arts
Centre. He is a Director of the annual Takeaway Festival of DIY Media at
the Dana Centre, Science Museum. His paintings are in collections at the
House of Lords, the House of Commons, Royal Dutch Shell and Pearson PLC.

** Don't miss the last Club of this academic year on 5 June 6-9pm,
followed by sound performances and wine!! **

Live Coding*

Live coders program in conversation with their machine, dynamically adding
instructions and functions to running programs. Here there is no
distinction between creating and running a piece of software - its
execution is controlled through edits to its source code. Live coding has
recently become popular in performance, where software is written before
an audience in order to generate music and video for them to enjoy. McLean
and Griffiths have played around Europe together with Adrian Ward as the
live coding band "slub". They will talk about the history and practice of
live coding, and give some demos of their own live coding environments.

ALEX MCLEAN has been triggering distorted kick drum samples with Perl
scripts for far too long. He is a PhD student at Goldsmiths Digital

DAVE GRIFFITHS writes programs to make noises, pictures and animations. He
makes film effectis software and computer games.

Dave & Alex are both members of the Openlan free software artists
collective and the TOPLAP organisation for live algorithm promotion.
slub.org ; toplap.org ; pawfal.org/openlab ; pawfal.org/dave ; yaxu.org

*With Sound Performances from*

Claude Heiland-Allen (aka ClaudiusMaximus) is a digital artist from
London. He has been using computers to make art for longer than the
time he didn?t. As part of GOTO10, working with and creating Free/Libre
Open Source Software gives him freedoms he never had before, and he
hopes to become a better workman by building his own tools.
http://claudiusmaximus.goto10.org | http://goto10.org

Edward Kelly is a London-based artist working with bespoke live
performance software.
His work has spanned formal electroacoustic composition, classical
score-writing and live electronics.
Currently, Dr Kelly is working on a live audiovisual performance system in
Pure Data, and the continual redevelopment of this system means that every
performance is a premiere as well as an improvisation.
Releases of his software reside at sharktracks.co.uk, and as a sometime
electro musician his music can be heard at pyramidtransmissions.com (as
Lone Shark).

Ryan Jordan comes form a noise/tekkno/experimental music background but
works with all available medias through the computer. He has organised
many events and performances in the UK and has performed nationally and
Jordan?s exploration of sound and music performance with computers led to
the development of his prototype MIDI controller, the M.G.I (Movement and
Gesture Interface) which was an attempt at bringing a more physical
performance element to laptop and computer music.
Now working in the intersection of the arts and sciences he explores and
develops systems which merge all medias together through the physical
augmentation of the body as a controlling device for computational
applications. He is currently studying MFA Computational Arts at
Goldmiths, London.


THE THURSDAY CLUB 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).

For more information check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/gds/events.php or
email Maria X at drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx

To find Goldsmiths check http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/find-us

Maria Chatzichristodoulou
[aka maria x]
PhD Art & Computational Technologies
Goldsmiths Digital Studios

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