Conference

REALTIME VISUALS (RTV) CONFERENCE
Fri. 24 – Sat. 25 January, 2014
Northumbria University; Tyneside Cinema; Culture Lab, Newcastle University

See The Light Surgeons perform LDN_REDUX on Sat. the 25th of Jan. at 20.30 at Culture Lab, Newcastle University

See The Light Surgeons perform LDN_REDUX on Sat. the 25th of Jan. at 20.30 at Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Organizer: Steve Gibson
Co-organizers: Atau Tanaka, Dominic Smith
Theme: Real-time Visuals for Performance, Gaming, Installation, and Electronic Environments

Key advancements in real-time graphics and video processing over the past five years have resulted in broad implications for a number of academic, research and commercial communities. They enabled interaction designers, live visualists (VJs), filmmakers, game programmers, and information architects to utilize the power of advanced digital technologies to model, render and effect visual information in real-time. Much of this activity is undocumented, under-theorised and lacking in historical context. The RTV network is an effort to bring live visualists of all stripes together in order to provide a platform for sharing new ideas, technologies and concepts with like-minds and the wider public.

The RTV conference is a two day event in which researchers, artists, designers, musicians and computer scientists will cover a number of topics related to working with visuals in real time.

The programme is broad and includes a wide variety of guests including world-renowned live cinema artists The Light Surgeons; Lanfranco Aceti, editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA); and expanded cinema pioneer Tony Hill. The conference will also feature the launch of the Live Visuals LEA volume. Collecting papers from a wide range of filmmakers, media artists, musicians, choreographers, designers and computer scientists, this volume is the first serious academic look at the phenomenon of real-time visuals.

Click here for a detailed schedule of Friday’s conference talks

Click here for a detailed schedule of Friday’s evening performances

Click here for a detailed schedule of Saturday’s conference talks

Click here for a detailed schedule of Saturday’s evening performances

Click here for a pdf of the full detailed schedule

RTV Conference OUTLINE Schedule

Fri. Jan. 24: Talks at Tyneside Cinema Digital Lounge

09.30      Welcome And Coffee (Coffee/tea and light food provided)
09.45      Introduction
10.00      Keynote 1 – Lanfranco Aceti: ‘The Long History Of Moving Images Becoming Alive’
11.00      Talk 1 – Ozden Sahin: ‘How Can We Read “Time” In Real Time Visuals?’
11.45       Talk 2 – Martin Rieser: ‘Secret Garden’
12.30      Lunch (Lunch not provided)
13.30      Talk 3 – Don Ritter: ‘Systemized Synchronization Of Video, Music, Voice, Body Motion,
                 
And Lighting’
14.15       Talk 4 – Kate Sicchio: ‘Choreotopology: Complex Space In Choreography With Real-Time Video’
15.00      Coffee Break (Coffee/tea and light food provided)
15.15       ECR/PhD Forum
15.15       Dominic Smith
15.35      Paul Dolan
15.55      Leon McCarthy
16.15       Clive Wright
16.35      Adriana Sa
16.55      Discussion

17.30       Break For Dinner (Dinner not provided)

19.00- 23.00       Shows at Culture Lab, Space 4/5
19.00      Doors open
19.30      Tony Hill – Performances and Screenings
20.45     Studio for Electronic Theatre ‘Oedipus – The Code Breaker’
22.00     Jamie Allen and Will Scrimshaw ‘Circuit Music’

Sat. Jan. 25: Talks at Northumbria University, Ellison Building Room 102B

09.30      Welcome And Coffee (Coffee/tea and light food provided)
09.45      Introduction
10.00      Talk 5 – Moyra Campbell (Wiretrace): ‘Interactive 3D Stereo Performance In Contemporary Art’
10.45       Talk 6 – Stefan Müller Arisona: ‘Projections Of Reality: A Mixed-Reality Design Environment’
11.30        Talk 7 – Jamie Allen: ‘Of Minimal Materialities And Maximal Amplitudes’
12.15        Lunch (Lunch not provided)
13.30       Keynote 2 – Chris Allen, The Light Surgeons ‘Live Cinema: Narrative Experiments in
                   Audio Visual Performance Art’
14.30       Talk 8 – Peter Richardson:  ‘A ‘Real Time Image Conductor’ Or A Kind Of Cinema?’
15.15        Coffee Break (Coffee/tea and light food provided)
15.30       Talk 9 – Leonard Paul: ‘Real-time Visuals with Pure Data’
16.15        Talk 10 – Paul Goodfellow ‘Drawing in the Multiverse’

17.00       Break For Dinner (Dinner not provided)

19.00-00.00         Shows at Culture Lab – Space 4/5
19.00       Doors open
19.30       Freaky DNA Live
20.30      The Light Surgeons – LDN_REDUX
21.15        SCANONE – AV-set
22.00      LEA Real-time Visuals launch
22.30      DJ Nord/robot_mixeur – AV-set

 

Partners: Northumbria University; Goldsmiths University of London; Culture Lab, Newcastle University; Tyneside Cinema

Funding is provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, through a Research Network grant