Monday, 29 September 2014

Exploring the Place for Procedural Audio

All you ever wanted to know about game audio (and a bit more you didn't know you needed to)

Thursday 9 October, 7pm

Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, Keyworth Street SE1

Game audio techniques are continuously evolving. Procedural and generative music techniques are increasingly being used to augment conventional recording techniques.

These processes offer tantalising possibilities for music and sound in games including the potential for great variety.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of both conventional and procedural audio production? What are the implications for development? When is recording or performance the way to go? And what is the middle ground between these two?

This free event starts at 7 pm, and, as always, we'll throw in a lovely pub visit for afterwards.

The event is free and open to all.

See details via the IGDA / Facebook.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Artists' Talk: Face to Facebook


In 2011, media artists Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio stole one million Facebook profiles, filtered them with facial recognition software and posted them on a custom made dating website (lovely-faces.com), sorted by the characteristics of their facial expressions. The website was up for 10 days before it was taken down after a storm of publicity.

Part social experiment, part media performance, the project generated significant worldwide media coverage, eleven lawsuit threats, five death threats and letters from Facebook lawyers.

As questions continue to be raised about the use and control of facial images online (especially in light of the NSA’s scraping of portrait photos online), Alessandro and Paolo will be giving an Artists' Talk at The Photographers' Gallery to discuss privacy, intimacy and identity in an age of big data.

The talk is on Sunday 28 Sept at 4pm. Tickets are £7/£4 concessions and can be booked in advance at the link below or on the door on the day.