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Norwich University of the Arts will host a one day symposium exploring potential research and innovation themes stemming from the show, including: generative and evolutionary art; artificial intelligence; data, design and play; virtual reality; and the implications of living in a world where the boundaries between the analogue and the digital are ever-shifting.


10.00-10.30 Arrival, registration and coffee

10.30-11.10 Presentations:-

‘Virtual Reality and its creative challenges’ Prof William Latham, Goldsmiths, University of London

‘Petworks: Internet Cats, Avatars, Play & Data Security’ Liam Wells, Norwich University of the Arts

11.10-11.20 Break

11.20-12.00 Presentations ‘Scientific Visualization and Computer Art: A personal view from 1980 to today’s Virtual Reality’ Prof Stephen Todd, Goldsmiths, University of London ‘Visualising Microscopic Worlds’ Stephen Taylor, University of Oxford

12.00-12.30 Panel and participants’ discussion

12.30-13.15 Lunch

13.15-13.25 Demonstration: ‘Artificial Intelligence and Amazon Echo’ James Duez and Ben Taylor, Rainbird

13.30-16.00 Break-out Workshops (1 hour each; Tea break: 14.30-15.00)

Workshop 1 ‘Art, Audio-Visual Composition and Virtual Reality’: Lance Putnam (Gallery) and Prof William Latham

Workshop 2 ‘Creative Coding’: Dr Scott Grandison, Norwich University of the Arts (Cavendish Boardroom)

16.00 Concludes