Lecture by William Latham (UK) Mutator VR


27.01.2017, 19:00-21:00 Friday

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Program: [Contemporary art and contemporary society]

CYLAND Media Art Laboratory
The North-West Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts as part of ROSIZO
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

in the frames of the 10th International Media Art Festival CYFEST


January 27, 2017 at 19:00

Lecture by William Latham (UK)

“Mutator VR”

William Latham will talk about the history of his pioneering art, from his early rule-based drawings created in the mid-’80s, to his recent work creating immersive evolving worlds in Virtual Reality for HTC Vive. He will also talk about his time applying his organic art style to Rave music visuals and games development in Soho, London in the ’90s. He will finally talk briefly about recent collaborative art/science projects in Neuroscience and Bioinformatics.

William Latham
Artist, computer scientist. Born in 1961 in the UK. Originally trained as an artist at the Oxford University (UK) and the Royal College of Art (London, UK). Well known for his evolutionary art created from 1987 to 1993 whilst a Research Fellow at the IBM Scientific Centre in Winchester, UK. His pioneering organic art based on the concept of “evolution by aesthetics” was shown widely in major touring shows in the UK, Germany and Japan in the 90s. From 1993 to 2003 he worked in Rave Music and computer games development working with Universal, Sony SCEE and Warner Bros. In 2007 Latham became Professor of Computer Art at Goldsmiths (University of London, UK) and returned to his artistic origins and restarted his long term collaboration with mathematician Stephen Todd. Since late 2015 he has worked extensively in VR developing “Mutator VR”. Lives and works in London, UK.

Youth Educational Centre of the State Hermitage Museum
Lectures at the Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage accessed from Moika emb. 47.

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