The Future of Computer Art: What can we express through computation?

When: 15th Mar 2018, 18:30 - 15th Mar 2018, 20:00
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: Joint BCS London Central Branch & BCS Computer Arts Society Specialist Group
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Joint meeting with BCS Computer Arts Society Specialist Group

Speaker: Dr Nick Lambert, Ravensbourne


Artists have always exploited technology and computers are no exception, providing a rich expressive medium. But what can it tell us about ourselves, our culture, creativity and Society?

Founded in 1968, the Computer Arts Society has long explored such ideas. From early artworks using cybernetics, to algorithmic systems involving evolution and growth, to artists using the blockchain, immersive technologies, AI and robotics, the Society has provided a forum for the latest thinking in the arts and computing.

In this talk, Nick Lambert will introduce the Society's history, its major themes and a selection of forward-thinking artists who exemplify new concepts and directions.

Dr Nicholas Lambert is the Chair of the Computer Arts Society. He is a researcher at Ravensbourne and lecturer in digital art and culture in the School of Arts at Birkbeck, University of London.

Arrive 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

The committee will do their best to be fair to people who have registered. In the exceptional case where more than 90 people turn up to an event, those who have not registered will be cordially asked to give priority to those who have.