London LASER 18
Tuesday 15 November 2016
6.30 – 9.00pm (registration and exhibition viewing from 6pm)
Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design, University of Westminster, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP.
(Northwick Park tube, Metropolitan Line direct from Baker Street or Kings Cross)
LASER: Talks on the intersection of art, science and technology
London LASER 18 hosts Simeon Nelson and Simon Walker-Samuel on their collaborative project, Anarchy in the Organism; Rob la Frenais on Space Without Rockets and Exoplanet Lot; and Alex May on digital creation and preservation. The event will also take in the Signal and Noise exhibition at London Gallery West Project Space, University of Westminster.
The 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference will be held between the 11th and 15th July 2016 at Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus.
This years theme is “Fusion! HCI across Disciplines”. We want to challenge research and practitioners to uncover ways to inspire fusion in lots of different ways; these include fusion between quality & innovation, research & practice, and between different topic areas both within and outside HCI.
Alex will also be speaking on a panel called Performing Interaction: Space, Place and Time about the installation and his work.
June 21st, The Egg, Brussels, Belgium.
“The Digital Festival, an initiative of Forum Europe and its partners, is designed to provide a space in the EU capital where the impact and potential of digital technologies can be both challenged and better understood. The possibilities that digital offers up are limitless and often profound. Unleashing this potential and celebrating digital is what this festival of ideas is all about.”
Alex May and Anna Dumitriu will both be speaking during the event:
Genomics, Robotics and Health
13:00 – 13:45
The session will explore the ethics of social robot appearance and behaviour, and will investigate the emerging technology of whole genome sequencing of bacteria . What will it be like to live with robots and how might we challenge our expectations of our social lives with robots? What will genome sequencing mean to us personally, culturally and socially?
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM presents "Artistic Explorations with Code: Robotics, Video Mapping and Interaction" Alex May (Artist-in-Residence, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire) 13 April 2016 (Wednesday) 1 pm - 2 pm Hatfield, College Lane Campus Lecture Theatre LF233 Everyone is Welcome to Attend Refreshments will be available
Alex May is an artist in residence in the School of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire.
He will give an overview of the recent exhibitions of HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot #1) which has been engaging audiences by getting bored with them, the Anti-Social Swarm Robots that made their recent debut at the Royal Academy of Art, and the various video mapping art installations he has been creating internationally with his software Painting With Light.
Over the past two years, Alex has been developing a new digital art platform called Fugio that uses a visual programming design to enable anyone to creatively experiment with a wide range of technologies, including robotics, computer vision, real-time audio and video processing, and virtual reality, with a unique focus on providing long term preservation of digital art projects. He is currently in the process of releasing the software as a cross-platform open-source project, and is keen to hear from researchers from science, technology, and the arts within Hertfordshire to explore how it could engage with current and future projects.
April 4, 2016
Room 302, 3rd Floor
BFA Fine Arts Department
SVA Fine Arts Building
335 W 16th St.
New York, NY 10011 United States
Anna Dumitriu will discuss her experiences of creating art embedded in bioscience settings and will describe some personal projects, for example working with the Modernising Medical Microbiology group at The University of Oxford, and exploring the field of synthetic biology at the University of California Irvine.
Alex May will share his work exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping, which he practices using software he authored. He also designs interactive installations, generative works and full-size humanoid robots, sometimes in collaboration with Anna Dumitriu. He will discuss their collaborative projects “Sequence”, “Super-organism” and “My Robot Companion”.
Free and Open to the public.
Lecture by Anna Dumitriu and Alex May at the Mendel Museum, Brno
Saturday, 28th November 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Anna Dumitriu in her current project “Sequence” uses the latest research in whole genome sequencing and the 2.8 million base pairs of DNA from the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (the non antibiotic resistant form of the MRSA ‘superbug’) cultured from Dumitriu’s own body and sequenced by the artist herself as a starting point to investigate how this new technology operates in both a practical and cultural context, set against a backdrop of public concerns around privacy, the commercialisation of data, the threat of new pandemics and the lack of new antibiotic treatments. This new advance in diagnosis and tracking of infectious diseases is currently revolutionising the sciences of microbiology and epidemiology, and stems directly from Mendel’s legacy.
“Join international curator Robert Storr and leading digital artist Alex May for an informal discussion about the role of curating for digital artwork.”
4pm-5pm 13th July 2015
Red Room, Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street London
We have seen some remarkable developments as part of the digital age revolution in the last twenty-five years.
These changes have had a profound impact on the art world, and notably revolutionized the way art is produced, experienced and even traded. Traditional forms of art have been transformed by digital techniques and media, and entirely new forms of art such as generative art, Internet art, digital installation, and virtual reality have emerged.
This has in turn created new challenges for curators; a subject that has been the focus for major art institutions as they struggle to come to terms with how they must present and potentially collect and preserve digital art if at all.
Curator, writer, critic and academic, Robert Storr, considered to be one of the most influential figures in the art world will take part in a discussion with new media artist Alex May on curating art in a digital age that will explore the potential renewed role as curators in the digital age.
Robert Storr is Dean of the Yale School of Art. His extensive career includes curator in the 1990s at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, he was the first American Commissioner of the Venice Biennale in 2007 and has helped develop the reputations of contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann and Robert Ryman. http://art.yale.edu/RobertStorr
Alex May is an artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art. He has performed at Tate Modern and Watermans, and exhibited internationally including at the V&A, Science Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Caracas, Venezuela, the Rockefeller Arts Center at State University of New York, and the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. http://www.alexmayarts.co.uk
This event will be chaired by MA Curating and Collections student Sophie Pradere.