The Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2020 Conference (EVA London 2020) is co-sponsored by the Computer Arts Society (CAS) and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, of which the CAS is a Specialist Group. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of EVA London, which was first held at Imperial College London in 1990.
Of course, this is a difficult time for all conferences, with the coronavirus pandemic. The EVA London 2020 Conference was originally planned for 6–10 July 2020. This has been delayed with planned dates of 16–20 November 2020 for an entirely online event. However we have decided to go ahead with publishing the 2020 proceedings, both online, with open access via ScienceOpen, and also in our traditional printed form. Details of hardcopy publication dates and conference updates will be found on the EVA London website.
Over recent decades, the EVA London Conference on Electronic Visualisation and the Arts has established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative and interdisciplinary conferences. It brings together a wide range of research domains to celebrate a diverse set of interests, with a specialised focus on visualisation.
The long and short papers in this volume cover varied topics concerning the arts, visualisations, and IT, including 3D graphics, animation, artificial intelligence, creativity, culture, design, digital art, ethics, heritage, literature, museums, music, philosophy, politics, publishing, social media, and virtual reality, as well as other related interdisciplinary areas.
The EVA London 2020 proceedings presents a wide spectrum of papers, demonstrations, Research Workshop contributions, other workshops, and for the fifth year, the EVA London Symposium, with invited contributors.
This year for the conference in July, a number of associated evening events were planned, on Women in the Digital Arts, a 30th birthday celebration for EVA, and Lumen Art Prize long list announcements. We plan to include what we can either in November or at EVA London 2021.
A feature of EVA London, started in 2018, has been a Research in Education Day, immediately after the main conference, bringing together students and associated staff from universities in the London area to enable presentations and networking. In the circumstances, we now aim to hold this in conjunction with EVA London 2021.
As in previous years, there are Research Workshop contributions in this proceedings, aimed at encouraging participation by postgraduate students and early career artists. The Research Workshop contributors are offered bursaries to aid participation. In particular, EVA London is again liaising with Art in FLUX, a London-based group of digital artists.
The EVA London 2020 proceedings includes long papers and short “poster” papers from international researchers inside and outside academia, from graduate artists, PhD students, industry professionals, established scholars, and senior researchers, who value EVA London for its interdisciplinary community. The conference also features keynote talks in normal times.
This publication has resulted from a selective peer review process, fitting as many excellent submissions as possible into the proceedings. This year, submission numbers were similar to the high numbers in the previous three years, with an excellent standard overall. It is pleasing to have so many good proposals from which to select the papers that have been included.
EVA London is part of a larger network of EVA international conferences. EVA events have been held in Athens, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, California, Cambridge (both UK and USA), Canberra, Copenhagen, Dallas, Delhi, Edinburgh, Florence, Gifu (Japan), Glasgow, Harvard, Jerusalem, Kiev, Laval, London, Madrid, Montreal, Moscow, New York, Paris, Prague, St Petersburg, Thessaloniki, and Warsaw. Further venues for EVA conferences are very much encouraged by the EVA community.
As noted earlier, this proceedings is a record of accepted submissions to EVA London 2020. Given the uncertainties of the pandemic crisis, we are also encouraging online presentations, which can be linked from the EVA London 2020 website.
It is sad to note that the wide EVA community has already been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We are very sorry to report that Kim Veltman, twice a keynote speaker at EVA London Conference, most recently in 2017, sadly passed away due to COVID-19 on 1 April 2020. Anyone who met Kim will know his unique sense of humour and remember that twinkle in his eye during any conversation with him. This proceedings is dedicated to his memory. Our heart goes out to his family.
Dedicated to Kim H. Veltman
(5 September 1948 – 1 April 2020)
Historian of science and art
EVA London 2020 gratefully acknowledges:
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for hosting EVA London at its central London office, and BCS Computer Arts Society (CAS) Specialist Group for providing bursaries. Special thanks go to Kerry Wear at the BCS, for help with budgeting, registration, and other organisational arrangements, as well as Becky Youe, Florence Leroy, and Ian Borthwick of the BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) series, for support with the printed and online conference proceedings.
The Anthill Social and Tom Keene for website hosting and support.
Thank you to staff at the BCS Swindon and London offices for help with administrative and IT support.
Thanks to all the contributors for making EVA London a continuing success.
EVA London 2020 Conference Chair: Graham Diprose
BCS CAS Chair: Nick Lambert
EVA London 2020 Programme Co-Chairs: Jon Weinel
Jonathan P. Bowen
EVA London 2020 Symposium Co-Chairs: Jonathan P. Bowen
EVA London 2020 Research Workshop Chair: Graham Diprose
EVA London 2020 Workshop Co-Chairs: Nick Lambert
EVA London 2020 Publicity: Sarah McDaid
EVA London 2020 Bursaries: Graham Diprose
EVA London 2020 Website: Jonathan P. Bowen
EVA London 2020 Technical Support: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
EVA International Liaison: Terry Trickett
EVA London Honorary Chair: James Hemsley
EVA London Honorary Committee Member: George Mallen
EVA London 2020 Organising Committee:
Jonathan P. Bowen London South Bank University
Sean Clark Interact Digital Arts
Graham Diprose Independent
Tula Giannini Pratt Institute, New York
Christina Hemsley Independent
James Hemsley Birkbeck College
Nick Lambert Ravensbourne University London
Sarah McDaid London South Bank University
Gareth Polmeer Royal College of Art
Aphra Shemza Art in FLUX
Carl Smith Ravensbourne University London
Terry Trickett Trickett Associates
Jon Weinel London South Bank University
List of Reviewers
The people listed below reviewed submissions for the EVA London 2020 Conference and the Organising Committee is very grateful for their voluntary help in the selection process.
EVA London 2020 Programme Committee:
Isabel Hidalgo Urbaneja
Jonathan P. Bowen
J. Kirk Irwin
Sabrina Recoules Quang
Florent Di Bartolo
J C Diaz
Agata Marta Soccini
Maria Luce Lupetti
Additional reviews were provided by Richard Coleman, covering those unable to do reviewing.
Digital Culture and Museums
Jonathan P. Bowen, Tula Giannini, Gareth Polmeer, Rachel Falconer, Arthur I. Miller & Stuart Dunn Computational Culture and AI: Challenging human identity and curatorial practice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.1
Jonathan P. Bowen A Personal View of EVA London: Past, Present, Future http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.2
Tula Giannini, Jonathan P. Bowen Computing the Future: Digital encounters in art and science when da Vinci meets Turing http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.3
Giuliano Gaia, Stefania Boiano, Jonathan P. Bowen & Ann Borda Museum Websites of the First Wave: The rise of the virtual museum http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.4
Ann Borda & Jonathan P. Bowen Turing’s Sunflowers: Public research and the role of museums http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.5
Gregor White, Lynn H.C. Love & Clare Brennan Play and the Exhibition: The problematic fun of showcasing of videogames in informal and formal contexts http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.6
Matt Adams, Jocelyn Spence, Sarah Clark, Ju Row Farr, Steve Benford & Nick Tandavanitj From Sharing To Gifting: A web app for deepening engagement http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.7
Dominik Lengyel & Catherine Toulouse Artificial Imagination Induced by Visualised Hypotheses in Archaeology http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.8
Moshe Caine, Doron Altaratz, Eytan Mann & Adam Havkin The Spirit of the Cloud: The ‘New Jerusalem’ as a metaphor for social experiences of virtual technologies http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.9
Alice Watterson, John Anderson & Kieran Baxter Designing Digital Engagements: Approaches to creative practice and adaptable programming for archaeological visualisation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.10
Cheyanne Wheat, Robert Pickering & J. C. Diaz Virtual Fort Gibson: Footsteps through the frontier http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.11
Jon Malis Accurate Representations of Digital Copyslides: The colour of Yves Klein http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.12
Jonathan Weinel Visualising Rave Music in Virtual Reality: Symbolic and interactive approaches http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.13
Terry Trickett Experiencing Visual Music From an Artist’s and Listener’s Point of View http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.14
Matthew Riley, Uyen Nguyen, Duy Phuong Nguyen & Max Piantoni YomeciLand x Bunjil Place: The sounding body as play http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.15
Milton Mermikides, Peter Zinovieff & Anne-Marie Curran-Cundy Revisiting December Hollow: Unearthing emotional shape http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.16
Chris Holtum Simulacra: Using game development software to create audio-visual performance tools http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.17
Anna Shvets & Samer Darkazanli Graphs in Harmony Learning: A.I. assisted VR application http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.18
Music Beyond Boundaries
Javier Pereda, Patricia A. Murrieta-Flores, Nicholas Radburn, Lois South & Christian Monaghan Afrobits: An interactive installation of African music and the Trans-Atlantic slave trade http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.19
Maria Kallionpää & Hans-Peter Gasselseder Back to the Future and Forward to the Past: Zukunftsmusik and the aesthetics of immersive classical music experience http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.20
Charles de Paiva Santana & Didier Guigue A Computer Model for the Analysis of Diversity and Coordination in Orchestration http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.21
Marina Vesic-Eder Border-Crossing Female Artists Between Experimental and Popular Music From 1970 to the Present Day in Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.22
Luca M. Damiani & Riz Maslen Aqua Recoded – Hyper Hack:usis: Sound and music based on hearing health http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.23
Sean Clark The Computer Arts Archive http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.24
Oliver Mag Gingrich, Shama Rahman Zeitgeist: Window to your mind http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.25
Ioana Pioaru Virtual Reality Art Visualised Through Surface Relief Digital Holography http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.26
Daniela de Paulis The Dream of Scipio http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.27
Eunice G. Duarte Under the Surface of Images: Low-tech images produced by handheld devices for performance practice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.28
Kenneth Feinstein Our Relationship with the Image as a Form of Being-With http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.29
André Rangel Re-Visiting and Re-Coding Classic Algorithmic Art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.30
Laura Fernandez Orgaz Intangibles http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.31
Shuai Xu Black in White – Magnetic in Paper http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.32
Kira Zhigalina & Ivan Isakov From Symbiosis to SYM: Wider applications for biofeedback art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.33
Oliver Mag Gingrich, Aphra Shemza & Maria Almena Transformations: New media art between communities and professional practice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.34
Oliver Mag Gingrich, Paola D’Albore, Eugenia Emets, Alan Renaud, David Negrao Connections: Participatory art as a factor for social cohesion http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.35
Fion Gunn, Maureen Kendal & Mehmet Mulla An Exploration of How Artists Use Immersive Technologies to Promote Inclusivity http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.36
Visual Patterns and Mathematics
Andy Lomas Enhancing Perception of Complex Sculptural Forms Using Interactive Real-time Ray Tracing http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.37
Ryosuke Arai & Ou Yamamoto Visualisation Tool for Complex 3D Fractals on Volumetric Displays http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.38
Dave Everitt & Fania Raczinski Creative Visualisation of Magic Squares http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.39
Sara Choudhrey Cheated: Digital technologies in Islamic art practice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.40
Brian Wichmann Tilingsearch.org: A searchable repository of Islamic geometric patterns http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.41
Ian Truelove Bringing the Blockchain to Life: Or how I learned to stop worrying and love the algorithm http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.42
Visualising Text and Data
Taekyeom Lee & Yeohyun Ahn Tangible TYPE + CODE http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.43
Yeohyun Ahn TYPE + CODE VII: Typographic selfie + code http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.44
Wayne Clements Resuscitating a Dead Rabbit http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.45
Catarina Sampaio & Luísa Ribas On Data Portraits: An analysis of creative approaches to the visualisation of personal data http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.46
Christina Karababa 3D Reproductions: The replicated object, a speculative model http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.47
Jānis Garančs In Flow Between Fascination, Awe, Despair and Trance: Algorithmically controlled live online trading experience http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.48
Nick Lambert, Mike Smith & Jazz Rasool Designing an Augmented Reality Exhibition: Leonardo’s Impossible Machine http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.49
Ricardo Megre & Sahra Kunz Motion Capture Visualisation For Mixed Animation Techniques http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.50
Eugenia S. Kim, Kim Vincs & John McCormick Oncheon: Learning to perform motion trails for virtual spaces http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.51
Oliver Mag Gingrich, Claudia Fasola-Moore & Eike Falk Anderson Once Upon a Time in Animation: Curatorial strategies for an exhibition on the National Centre for Computer Animation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.52
Karen Bosy & Cristina Portugal Media Language: Video practices http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.53
Amanda Egbe Veils and Sensors: An artistic intervention with archival moving image material http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.54
Hannes Rall ShakesVR: Redefining narrative strategies for linear storytelling in a fully immersive environment http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.55
Ross Williams, Benjamin Seide & Elke Reinhuber An Evaluation of Different Strategies to Represent Performance in a Tropical Garden for Immersive Environments http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.56
Angela Ferraiolo Fictional Characters as Adaptive Systems: The Malaspina and de Graaf Gardens http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.57
Anna Notaro State of the Art: A.I. through the (artificial) artist’s eye http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.58
Grayson Aleksandr Mills Art in the Digital Age: Posthumanism, A.I. and the body http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.59
Carla Capeto Dramaturgy of Robots and Machines http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.60
Ron Yakir Touch and Go: On the use of proprioception to convey a meaningful experience in virtual reality http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.61
Graham Diprose, Balandino Di Donato, Matthew Tate, Zuzanna Rabikowska & Ruby Rossini Research Workshop 1: Explorations in sound and visual art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.62
Leticia Crespillo Marí Virtual Reality Cataloguing of Light Installations and Environments: The prototypes of Dan Flavin and Ann Veronica Janssens http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.63
Fang-Yu Chen, Tien Ling & Nai-Chun Chen Living Community Visualisation: A case study of school districts in Hsinchu http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.64
Huan Fan The Spectator Fulfilling the Concept of Liveness http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.65
Susana Gómez Larrañaga 8chan, a Twitter-Fossil: A post-digital genealogy of digital toxicity http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.66
Graham Diprose, Baqi Ba, Mohammad Montazerian, Frederic Fol Leymarie, Anastasia Sycheva & Richard Hoadley Research Workshop 2: Technical and conceptual innovations http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.67
Nick Lambert, Carl H. Smith, et al. EVA London 2020 Workshops http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.68
Carl H. Smith Living in Parallel: Adventures in pluralism and double consciousness http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.69
Carl H. Smith & Eddie Castañeda Techno-Hyperhumanism http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2020.70