William Latham will talk about the history of his pioneering Mutator art, from his early rule-based hand drawings created in the mid-’80s, to his recent work creating fully immersive evolving worlds in Virtual Reality for HTC Vive working with software engineers / mathematicians Stephen Todd and Lance Putnam at Goldsmiths. He will also talk about applying his organic art style to Rave music visuals and games development in Soho, London in the mid and late’90s and his time working at IBM from 1987 to 93 as a Research Fellow in Winchester, UK. He will talk briefly about recent collaborative art/science projects in Neuroscience with UCL and Bioinformatics with Imperial College and Oxford University working with Prof Frederic Leymarie.
|Prof. William Latham|
|Professor, Dept. of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London|
Professor William Latham is well known for his pioneering Mutator Art created in the late eighties and early nineties whilst a Research Fellow at IBM in Winchester. His computer art exhibitions “The Conquest of Form” and “The Empire of Form” toured the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia from 1989 for 3 years. In 1993 he moved into computer games development, where he was active for ten years as MD and Creative Director of a 70 person console and games studio developing games published by Vivendi Universal, Microsoft and Warner Bros. Hit games produced at that time included Evolva and The Thing. In 2003 he founded Games Audit Ltd which performs operational and technical due diligence in the games sector for investors, insurers and banks (clients include Allianz and Malta Enterprise). In 2007 he became a Professor at Goldsmiths (University of London) and is co-founder of the MSc Games Programming Course, with new research projects in Protein Docking Games with Imperial College. In 2014 he co-founded SoftV Ltd which is developing scientific games for tablet computers with University College London (UCL) Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the National Health Service (NHS) for stroke patients. He is a co-Director of London Geometry Ltd.