Our next FLUX Event will be hosted by Aphra Shemza around the theme of NETWORKS - with speakers from key organisations within the field of the media arts in London. Join us for an evening of presentations and a panel discussion focusing on networks, communication and support for the Media Arts community in London.
In our intimate setting, artists will get the opportunity to meet key figures within the media art scene in Londonface to face as well as other artists in the field including our FLUX hosts. FLUX is a platform encouraging communication, collaboration and exchange between artists and organisations within the media arts.
Speakers: Graham Diprose from EVA London, Bishi Bhattacharya from WITCiH, The Computer Arts Society & London LASER.
Tickets are limited, please book your tickets through Eventbrite.
About EVA London
Held annually in July, EVA London is one of the international Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conferences. The first EVA conference was held in 1990, with the intention to create a space for people using or interested in the new technologies to share their experiences and network in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere. EVA London’s focus is on the development and application of visualisation technologies to various domains, including art, music, dance, theatre and the sciences.
- has a focus on visualisation for the arts and culture – interpreted broadly to include its implications, effects, and consequent strategies and policies
- covers the burgeoning creative uses of digital media for works of art and creative productions
- is a networking event for groups and projects, including European projects and groups
- includes a free-of-charge Research Workshop for MA, MSc and PhD students and others, to share their research in a friendly and informal setting
- is inspiring and informative, collaborative and friendly
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) have always had an intimate relationship with The Arts; WITCiH aims to explore & expand our knowledge of women working at that intersection – past, present & future.
WITCiH is female focused & welcoming to all people throughout the spectrum of gender & identity.
WITCiH aims to educate & inspire people through an understanding of Women in Tech, set in an historical context.
WITCiH aims to highlight, celebrate & showcase women currently working in technology with a clear focus on creativity & the arts.
Founded by interdisciplinary Musician/Artists & Audio-Visual Performers Bishi & Matthew Hardern AKA Glamorre, WITCiH is an online & real world platform for ideas, research, performance, creation & networking.
About the Computer Arts Society
The Computer Arts Society originally ran from 1968 until 1985. In 2002 the CACHe project at the Vasari Lab in the School of History of Art and Visual Media, Birkbeck, University of London began to digitise and catalogue the image holdings of the Society and related archives. This resulted in a re-establishment of the Computer Arts Society in 2004. The core archive was then acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum and now forms part of their Computer Art Collections.
Two books, A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980 (2008) by Catherine Mason and White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980 (2009) by Paul Brown, Catherine Mason, Charlie Gere and Nicholas Lambert, have been published that detail the early history of computer art, including the early CAS period.
A follow-up project entitled Computer Art and Technocultures, based jointly at Birkbeck and the Victoria and Albert Museum ran from December 2009 until April 2010. This project ran a symposium, Ideas Before Their Time, at the British Computer Society, and a two-day conference, Decoding the Digital, at the V&A on 4th-5th February 2010.
Since re-forming in 2004, the Computer Arts Society has run an extensive speaker programme from its base at the British Computer Society in London, as well as from other London venues, and more recently in Leicester.
The Society also runs the annual Electronic Visualisation & the Arts (EVA) conference in London. Through its status as a Specialist Group of the British Computer Society it is regularly able to support exhibitions and other computer art activities throughout the year.
The Computer Arts Society is currently creating an Online Archive of its activities over the past 50 years.
About London LASER
LASER is a series of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. Running successfully in the US for several years, London LASER was the first of the series to take place in Europe, starting in February 2014. There are now 27 hosts internationally.
Each evening event presents guest speakers from a range of disciplines (artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors, etc), plus a platform for announcements from audience members and an opportunity for discussion and socialising.
Free of charge and open to the public, London LASER offers stimulating talks and encourages lively discussion in an informal academic setting, where people can share their experiences and participate in lively discussions on a range of subjects at the intersection of art and science. Expanding the ever-growing community of art and science practitioners, and opening new possibilities for future projects, we hope to connect existing networks and build new audiences in, across, and around London.
We envisage that presenters will be based in/near London or will coincide a talk with a visit to London. We are not able to offer speakers fees but all talks are recorded and posted on the London LASER video channel and here in the Archive.
London LASER is hosted by University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martins MA Art and Science). Throughout 2018 London LASER is operating as London LASER Labs – a student-led takeover, exploring themes at the intersection of art and science through evenings of interactivity, talks and discussion – supported by the UAL Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Fund. From 2014-2017 it was co-hosted with University of Westminster (CREAM) and co-chaired with John R A Smith, supported by LENSCommunity of Practice at UAL and CREAM at Westminster.
LASER is a project of Leonardo® /ISAST (the International Society for Art, Science and Technology). London LASER is organised by Heather Barnett in collaboration with students on the MA Art & Science at Central Saint Martins.