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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008) (EVA)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
      22 - 24 July


            Since 1992, the EVA conference series has established itself as a natural home from which to explore the richly interdisciplinary and constantly evolving world of digital visualisation. Nothing illustrates this more than the great scope, depth and diversity of the papers contained within this year's Proceedings.

            The latest research in digital arts and new media are explored, with contributors ranging from established scholars to the new generation of research students who will lead the field tomorrow. Geographically, the subjects range from China to Italy, and speakers hail from Taiwan to the US. Just as London is a global city, so EVA London is a global conference. Also significant, and an encouraging indication of EVAs yet to come, is the clear interest that has emerged this year from outside the ‘normal’ hinterland of the digital arts.

            Papers from the archaeological and historical domains, from emergent research in virtual worlds, and from the disciplines of music, film studies and beyond, indicate digital visualisation's key role as a nexus between many subjects, and EVA's success in articulating that nexus is underlined by this collection. Intimately related to this is the engagement with EVA from outside the academic sector. Although the 'EVA community' has long existed both within and without academe, in museums, in private studios, and in galleries; papers in this volume show that we are also reaching schools, local authorities government, and the wider public. Digital visualisation, then, can be seen as critical enabler of the all-important knowledge-transfer agenda, on which the eyes of governments in the UK and Europe are so firmly fixed.

            The Research Workshop continues to be a very valuable part of EVA. This is a session aimed primarily at students, from first degree to doctorate, and other researchers, can present their evolving ideas and projects in an informal session. Universities and courses are contacted and encouraged too suggest presentations to students. A very wide variety of topics is covered in the Research Workshop and they are found to be very useful to students wanting to gain experience in presenting their work, and as an information exchange venue where early research can be discussed.

            The keynotes sounded by this year's plenary speakers reflect excellently this broader interest. Patrick Towell's paper banished any notion that visualization is a subject of purely academic interest, and highlighted its central role in decision-making, diplomacy and the formation of international policy. Angelina Russo reflected on the role of the user/audience in digital museum communication, and how so-called Web 2.0 technologies can enable a deeper and wider engagement. And finally Chris Batt, formerly Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, spoke powerfully of his experiences in delivering digital research strategies for communities such as EVA's.

            Finally, these online Proceedings of EVA London 2008 mark a significant departure for the EVA conference as a whole. They have been made possible thanks to the generosity and collaborative spirit of the British Computer Society, which funded their publication, allowed this online version, and hosted the conference in its London premises. This connection was brought about by the Computer Arts Society, a BCS special interest group which celebrated its 40th birthday at the 2008 conference. There was and remains a unanimous view amongst EVA's organisers and participants that this arrangement exceeded all expectations, and a general wish that it continue for years to come.

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            2008 Organising Committee

            Suzanne Keene, University College London Chair, Programme

            George Mallen, System Simulation Ltd - Venue

            Stuart Dunn, King's College London - Publication

            Carol Scott - Publicity

            Jonathan Bowen, Museophile Limited

            Nick Lambert, Birkbeck College, London - Website

            Lindsay MacDonald, University of the Arts

            James Hemsley

            Tom Keene, The Anthill Social - Website hosting

            Francesca Monti, EVA - Administration

            Gemma Liddiard, British Computer Society - Administration

            Programme Committee

            Sarah McDaid, London South Bank University

            Mayra Ortiz

            Michael Lesk, Rutgers University, USA

            Holly Witchey, Cleveland Museum of Art

            Steve DiPaola, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

            Anna Clark, University College London

            Lauren Moriarty

            Peter Hassell, Royal College of Art

            Kasia Molga, University of East London

            Rebecca Norris, Kent State University, USA

            Hsian-Yi Liu, National Taiwan Normal University

            Eleanor Lisney, Coventry University

            Kate Devlin Goldsmiths College

            Vito Cappellini University of Florence, Italy

            Catherine Draycott Wellcome Images

            Angelina Russo Swinburne University of Technology, Prahran, Australia

            Lizbeth Goodman University of East London

            Nicole Smith Southampton University

            Kia Ng University of Leeds

            Gregory Sporton

            Nancy Proctor Smithsonian American Art Museum


            Matthias Arnold Buddhist stone scriptures from Shandong, China http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.1

            Helen Bailey, James Hewison and Martin Turner Choreographic morphologies: digital visualisation of spatio-temporal structure in dance and the implications for performance and documentations http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.2

            Massimo Bertoncini and Irene Buonazia Emotional interfaces in performing arts: the Callas project http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.3

            Christin Bolewski 'Shan-Shui-Hua' - traditional Chinese landscape painting reinterpreted as moving digital visualisation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.4

            David Bradshaw and Kia Ng Analyzing a conductors gestures with the Wiimote http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.5

            Rony Cesana, Maria Masci and Andrea Vecchi A new information system for the superintendence of Pompeii: integration, management and preservation of archaeological digital resources in the perspective of interoperability with European digital libraries http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.6

            Yvonne Desmond, John McAuley, Evin McCarthy, Ciaran McDonnell, Charles Pritchard and Pat Donlon Artlog: archiving the artistic process http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.7

            Lisa Dieckmann Prometheus - the distributed digital image archive for research and education goes international! http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.8

            Steve DiPaola The trace and the gaze: textural agency in Rembrandt's late portraiture from a vision science perspective http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.9

            Douglas Dodds Computer art and technocultures: evaluating the V & A's collections in the digital age http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.10

            Rebecca Gamble Online encounters: a new method of creating participatory art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.11

            Murat Germen Redesigning architecture through photography http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.12

            Mick Grierson Making music with images: interactive audiovisual performance systems for the deaf http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.13

            Rachel Hann Visualized arguments: or how to pierce the persuasive visualization and other arguments http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.14

            Mona Hess, Francesca Simon Millar, Yean-Hoon Ong, Stuart Robson, Graeme Were, Ian Brown and Sally MacDonald 3D colour scans for object assessment http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.15

            Michael Hohl Beyond graphs or charts: visualising web statistics with natural displays in physical space http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.16

            Wei-Kuang Liu Envisioning everyday life: explorations of visualization techniques in Taiwan http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.17

            Peter Maloney Film as database: a visual analysis of 2001: A Space Odyssey http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.18

            Lynne Minett and Carl Gavin The Middleton Mystery: an adventure at Belsay Hall' interpreting heritage through the design and development of a computer game http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.19

            Martin Naef and Cathie Boyd Testing the living canvas on stage http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.20

            Kia Ng Technology-enhanced learning for music with i-Maestro framework and tools http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.21

            Charles O'Neill and Kia Ng Hearing images: interactive sonification interface for images http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.22

            Tim O'Riley The other world: a fictional orbit http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.23

            Maggie Parker, Clive Fencott and Paul van Schaik Haute Couture, Haute Cuisine, Haute Games http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.24

            Colin Price 'Unrealart' A new medium for artistic expression using a commercial game engine: galleries and installations http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.25

            Angela Russo and Jerry Watkins New literacy, new audiences: social media and cultural institutions http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.26

            Janet Tatlock, Jolene Debert and Samantha Lackey Learning and enquiry via collections in real and virtual worlds http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.27

            Roma Patel and Deborah Tuck Narrating the past: virtual environments and narrative http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.28

            Deborah Wilson and Mike Wilman Designing interactive multimedia heritage content for mobile and small screen devices http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.29

            Veronica Zammitto Visualization techniques in video games http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.30

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            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008)
            London, UK
            22 - 24 July
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