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      Proceedings of EVA London 2021 (EVA 2021)

      AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination

      5th July – 9th July 2021

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            Preface

            The Electronic Visualisation and the Arts London 2021 Conference (EVA London 2021) is co-sponsored by the Computer Arts Society (CAS) and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, of which the CAS is a Specialist Group.

            Of course, this is a difficult time for all conferences, with the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the EVA London 2021 Conference is an online conference, as it was in the previous year as well. We continue with publishing the proceedings, both online, with open access via ScienceOpen, and also in our traditional printed form.

            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 2021 proceedings presents a wide spectrum of papers, demonstrations, Research Workshop contributions, other workshops, and for the sixth year, the EVA London Symposium, in the form of an evening panel session with invited contributors. The conference includes a number of other associated online evening events including ones organised by the Computer Arts Society, Art in Flux, and the Lumen Prize.

            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 2022.

            As in previous years, there are Research Workshop contributions in this proceedings, aimed at encouraging participation by postgraduate students and early-career artists, accepted either through the peer-review process or directly by the Research Workshop chair. The Research Workshop contributors are offered bursaries to aid participation. In particular, EVA London liaises with Art in Flux, a London-based group of digital artists.

            The EVA London 2021 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.

            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 lower than previous years, mostly likely due to the pandemic forcing the conference online. It is still 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 2021. We plan for associated online presentations to be recorded and made available online after the conference.

            Acknowledgements

            EVA London 2021 gratefully acknowledges:

            • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for hosting EVA London online using Zoom, and the 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 office for help with administrative and IT support.

            Thanks to all the contributors for making EVA London a continuing success.

            Committee

            EVA London 2021 Conference Chair: Graham Diprose

            BCS CAS Chair: Nick Lambert

            EVA London 2021 Programme Co-Chairs: Jon Weinel

            Jonathan P. Bowen

            Ann Borda

            Graham Diprose

            EVA London 2021 Symposium Co-Chairs: Tula Giannini

            Jonathan P. Bowen

            EVA London 2021 Research Workshop Chair: Graham Diprose

            EVA London 2021 Workshop Co-Chairs: Nick Lambert

            Carl Smith

            EVA London 2021 Publicity: Sarah McDaid

            EVA London 2021 Bursaries: Graham Diprose

            EVA London 2021 Website: Jonathan P. Bowen

            EVA London 2021 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 2021 Organising/Advisory Committee Members:

            Ann Borda The University of Melbourne

            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

            Maureen Kendal Dreamstudio.io

            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 2021 Conference and the Organising Committee is very grateful for their voluntary help in the selection process.

            EVA London 2021 Programme Committee:

            Otniel Altamirano

            Philip Galanter

            Verda Munir

            Doron Altaratz

            Jānis Garančs

            Rebecca Norris

            Xavier Aure

            Tula Giannini

            Irida Ntalla

            Christin Bolewski

            David Gibson

            Teresa Numerico

            Ann Borda

            Oliver Gingrich

            Paul O'Dowd

            Karen Bosy

            Eunice Gonçalves Duarte

            Jeremy Pilcher

            Jonathan P. Bowen

            Oana Gui

            Gareth Polmeer

            Beatrice Bretherton

            Kelly Hamilton

            Cristina Portugal

            Daniel Buzzo

            Susan Hazan

            Sabrina Recoules Quang

            Kristin Carlson

            María Hidalgo Urbaneja

            Luísa Ribas

            Elisavet Christou

            Richard Hoadley

            Vasileios Routsis

            Sean Clark

            J. Kirk Irwin

            Benjamin Seide

            Richard Collmann

            Yi Ji

            Aphra Shemza

            Ed Cookson

            Maria Kallionpää

            Anna Shvets

            Greg Corness

            Maureen Kendal

            Rita Silva

            Stuart Cunningham

            Eugenia Kim

            James Simpson

            Antonio D’Amato

            Jinhee Kim

            Carl Smith

            Laura Dekker

            Nick Lambert

            Lydia Smolin

            Daniela de Paulis

            Kyungho Lee

            Agata Marta Soccini

            Florent Di Bartolo

            Dominik Lengyel

            Terry Trickett

            J C Diaz

            Michael Lesk

            Athanasios Velios

            Graham Diprose

            Susan Liggett

            Jon Weinel

            Alan Dunning

            Ziva Ljubec

            Ian Willcock

            Eva Emenlauer-Bloemers

            Andy Lomas

            Ross Williams

            Huan Fan

            Lindsay MacDonald

            Ron Yakir

            Kenneth Feinstein

            Jon Malis

            Jing Zhou

            Raffaella Folgieri

            Sarah McDaid

            Rehan Zia

            Francesca Franco

            Murray McKeich

            Tobias Ziegler

            Giuliano Gaia

            Lila Moore

            Papers:

            Keynotes & Symposium

            Jonathan P. Bowen, Camille Baker, Ghislaine Boddington, Ernest Edmonds, Merel van Helsdingen & Terrence Masson EVA London 2021: Keynote summaries http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.1

            Jonathan P. Bowen, Tula Giannini, Rachel Falconer, Michael Takeo Magruder & Emanuele Marconi Beyond Human: Arts and identity between reality and virtuality in a post-Covid-19 world http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.2

            Digital Culture and Museums

            Jonathan P. Bowen & Tula Giannini Digitality: A reality check http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.3

            Ann Borda & Jonathan P. Bowen The Rise of Digital Citizenship and the Participatory Museum http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.4

            Aila Regina da Silva & Gabriele Mauany Ferreira Alencar Sharing Impressions: An investigation about participatory museums and UX design http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.5

            Alexandra Orlova Digitizing Art or How to Broaden the Viewer’s Experience http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.6

            Claudio Germak, Andrea Di Salvo & Lorenza Abbate Augmented Reality Experience for Inaccessible Areas in Museums http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.7

            Digital Heritage

            Dominik Lengyel & Catherine Toulouse Visual Mediation of Unique Construction and Access Principles of the Amphitheatre of Durrës http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.8

            Kristin Carlson, Lucy Gill, Zahra Irranezhad, Amal Abdalla, Annie Sungkajun, Sam Bruner & Ella Jahraus Uncharted Territories: Developing digital experiences for anthropological and archaeological exploration http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.9

            Sophie Dixon Grace: A virtual recreation of the Grace Darling story http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.10

            Benjamin Seide & Benjamin Slater Performance Capture for Virtual Heritage: Virtual re-enactment for the lost film Pontianak http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.11

            Amalia Foka Computer Vision Applications for Art History: Reflections and paradigms for future research http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.12

            Oliver M. Gingrich, Eike Falk Anderson, Alain Renaud, Evgenia Emets, David Negrao & Deborah Tchoudjinoff New Heritage: New media art between cultural heritage experience and artefact http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.13

            Adventures in Sound and Image

            Jonathan Weinel Worship the Penguin: Adventures with sprites, chiptunes, and lasers http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.14

            Anna Shvets & Samer Darkazanli Conditional GAN for Diatonic Harmonic Sequences Generation in a VR Context http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.15

            Kyoko Hidaka Ubiquitous Lighting: The Third Color Digital Art × Lighting Symposium and Workshop http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.16

            James Simpson Live and Life in Virtual Theatre: Adapting traditional theatre processes to engage creatives in digital immersive technologies http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.17

            Camille Baker, Maf’j Alverez, Bushra Burge, Kat Austen & Sarah Büttner INTER/her: An immersive journey inside the female body – VR experience demo http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.18

            Leslie Deere Experimental Affect: Gesture controlled audio-visual performance in VR http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.19

            Annie Sungkajun & Jinsil Huaryoung Seo Though Miles Apart http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.20

            Ziwei Wu, Shuai Xu & Yingyi Wang Invisible War: An audio visual installation with laser light and Twitter API data http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.21

            Artistic Communities & Education

            Bao Han & Jonathan P. Bowen The Weiguan Culture Phenomenon in Chinese Online Activism http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.22

            Sonja Pedell & Ann Borda Social Prescribing the Smart City http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.23

            Maureen Kendal, Fion Gunn, Nazia Parvez, Chen Mei-Tsen, Terri M. Broughton & Cleon Grant The Evolving Collaboration – AMazed! The A-Maze artists investigate immersive technology to create imagination and artifice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.24

            Oliver M. Gingrich GENDER*UCK: Reframing gender & media art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.25

            Aphra Shemza & Stuart Faromarz Batchelor SHEMZA.DIGITAL: Participatory art as a catalyst for social change http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.26

            Olaoluwa Oyedokun, Kristin Carlson & Annie Sungkajun Embraced Separation: Exploring methods of breath attunement in speculative infant swings http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.27

            Cristina Portugal, Mônica Moura & Márcio Guimaraes Design in Times of Pandemics: Accessible literature to people with visual impairment http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.28

            Sandra Woolley & Tim Collins Art for Computer Scientists: Processing as an open-source art medium for computer science Undergraduates http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.29

            Carinna Parraman, Fabio D’Agnano & Wuon-Gean Ho The Craftsperson, Tacit Knowledge, and Digital Embodiment http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.30

            Artificial Intelligence

            Dongyuan Liu machinesMemory: Malleability of AI technique, the data generated by machine learning algorithms http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.31

            Regula Valérie Burri, Merle Richter & Laura Sigrüner Artificial Futures: Imagining AI through art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.32

            Konstantina Karterouli & Yota Batsaki AI and Cultural Heritage Image Collections: Opportunities and challenges http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.33

            Graham Wakefield & Haru Hyunkyung Ji Creative Artificial Intelligence within the Artificial Life Installation “Infranet” http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.34

            Ozan Yavuz Novel Paradigm of Cameraless Photography: Methodology of AI-generated photographs http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.35

            Imaging and Data Visualisation

            Megan L. Smith & Yujie Gao All The Stars We Cannot See: A deep look into real-time satellite traffic http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.36

            Daniel Buzzo Art as Data Set, Data Set as Art: Training machine vision systems to see as artists http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.37

            Ian Willcock Crowdsourcing: Using real-time social media data to repopulate the socially distanced world http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.38

            Rehan Zia Documenting Digital Creative Practice http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.39

            Ashley Buchanan & Ron Snyder Plant Humanities Lab: Planting the seeds for creative data visualisation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.40

            Digital Consciousness & Ecology

            Terry Trickett New Media Art as a Vehicle for Research and Innovation http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.41

            Lila Moore & Owen Fender Sentient: A social media environment as a conscious living system http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.42

            Kenneth Feinstein The Uncanny As a Sense of Presence in MX http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.43

            Carl Hayden Smith An Ecology for the Re-Enchantment of Life http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.44

            Batuhan Bintas Imaginatrix: School of Cyber Wizardry http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.45

            Research Workshop

            Graham Diprose, Frances Liddell, Marco Pini, Sarah Vollmer & Racelar Ho Research Workshop Collected Paper: Explorations in concepts and the visual arts http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.46

            Joskaudė Pakalkaitė Development of Noise-free Digital Interfaces: Hand-drawn interfaces for consumer wellbeing http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.47

            Anton Dragan Maslic & Eugenia S. Kim An Epistemological Misalignment of Cogs in the AI-Art-Making Machine http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.48

            Tyler H. McIntosh Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Emotions with Machine Learning http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.49

            Peirui Yang Archaeology and Contemporary Art: An experiment of virtual stratigraphy http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.50

            Workshops

            Carl Hayden Smith, Daniel Buzzo & Eyal Gruss EVA London 2021 Workshops http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.51

            In a Space Out of Time

            Sean Clark & Geoff Davis Revisiting and Re-presenting 1980s Micro Computer Art http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.52

            Luciana Haill & Nick Lambert Synthesis: Making magic with GenieMo http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.53

            Gretchen Andrew What if We Educated AI Based on the World We Want Instead of the World We Have? http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.54

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            London
            5th July – 9th July 2021
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination
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