Frederic Fol Leymarie
Since 2006
Works in London

I the late 1980's and early 1990's I was most of time attached to CIM at McGill University in Montreal, working on visual perception, biomedical imagery, and general AI
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I also was a visiting researcher at the Mathematical Morphology Center, near Paris, in 1991 [ ].

From 1994 to 1998 I was project manager in the R&D dept. of the GIS (geographical information systems) activity of Thales (then Syseca), running various French and European projects using advanced imaging technologies.

From 1998 to 2004 I was with Brown University where I co-founded the SHAPE Laboratory, devoted to the study of digital modeling with applications to archaeology and cultural heritage
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I am still attached to the SHAPE Lab and hold a Visiting Professorship in Engineering at Brown since 2007.

In 2004, I crossed the Atlantic once more and joined Goldsmiths College part of the University of London, where I first initiated and ran a graduate program in Arts Computing until 2007. This MSc at the frontier of perception, realism, imagination and digital creativity has now become an MFA in computational Studio Arts. In 2008 I introduced together with William Latham a new MSC in Computer Games and Entertainment
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Together with William we are setting up an R&D university start-up company.

On the research front, I am developing a mathematical language for shape representation with potential for applications in various domains and industries, from the Arts and Performance areas to Biology, Medicine, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Architecture, etc.
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2D/3D shape representation for analysis (e.g. CAD, perception, space syntax) and for modeling (e.g. animation, architecture, medicine).
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William Latham's inaugural @ Goldsmiths

Tue Oct 27, 2009 00:00 - Sat Oct 24, 2009

Lecture at Goldsmiths College, London, New Cross, SE14 6NW
in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, with reception afterwards.
Whitehead Building
nearest train station: New Cross Gate

Starts at 17h30

Computer art, games and business

Inaugural Lecture by Professor William Latham, Professor of Computing

Before and after the lecture selected works will be displayed from the Mutator2:- DNA to 3D Organic Forms Exhibition (shown at The Medical Research Council in 2007)

All welcome. Please RSVP to Warden's Office at or on 020 7919 7033

In this lecture William Latham will chart the course of his work from its roots in traditional Fine Art, through his early hand drawn evolutionary drawing through to his work as a Research Fellow at IBM UK Scientific Centre in Winchester from 1987 to 1993. It is there he developed his pioneering Mutator computer art style, and he will expand on its worldwide exposure at the SIGGRAPH conference and touring exhibitions around the world.

He will then cover his commercial work; founding a software development studio and its projects in the music and computer games industry over a 13 year period with Universal Studios, SONY , Virgin and Nokia and later due diligence work for banks and investors.

William will then talk about his work since joining Goldsmiths,
University of London, and restarting the Mutator 2 Project there which had been dormant for 13 years. He will also discuss the new Mutator 2 genetics project with the Centre for bioinformatics at Imperial College and the broadening scope of Mutator 2 moving into 3D Design and architecture. Though the talk is chronological it will cover a mixture of art, creative, technical, research, management and business threads and William will aim to share some of the sharper personal insights from the journey so far, and the importance of collaborative work.


Nonny de la Peña on Immersive journalism @ Goldsmiths

Mon Oct 26, 2009 00:00 - Fri Sep 25, 2009

MRG Seminar: Nonny de la Peña on Immersive journalism

Nonny de la Peña, Senior Research Fellow, Immersive Journalism, USC Annenberg School of Journalism (California, USA)

Nonny de la Peña will talk about immersive journalism, a novel way to utilize gaming platforms and virtual environments to convey news, documentary and non-fiction stories. She will discuss how these platforms might offer audiences an immersive experience that can complement and extend reporting in traditional news media. She will also present Gone Gitmo, a virtual Guantanamo Bay Prison, and IPSRESS, an experience using head mounted display technology, as potential prototypes of immersive journalism.

Event logistics:
Location: Lecture Hall, Ground floor, Ben Pimlott Building, Goldsmiths College
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW
Nearest station: New Cross Gate (one stop South East from London Bridge)
Cost: Open to all interested
Time: 26 October 2009, 17:00 - 18:00


Sheldon Brown: The Art and Technology of better Virtual Worlds

Thu Jun 25, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jun 05, 2009

Brown will describe his work to make better virtual worlds --- addressing both their computational challenges as well as their expressive affordances. This comes out of work that Brown has been doing for over a decade in creating art installations that utilize virtual reality notions and technologies to pursue conceptually complex interests with a deliberate aesthetic. As the use of virtual worlds and muti-user online gaming environments has moved historically from experiment to speculation to novel experience, technological progress has allowed the field to move from the narrowly experienced to the broadly based, creating a primed culture for meaningful virtual worlds. Their creation requires more expressive and more complex approaches then are currently employed. Solutions to this will come from more imaginative applications of emerging technologies and more imaginative approaches to virtual world semantics. Brown will present his approaches to both of these areas as addressed in the development of his Scalable City project.


Philip Beesley on Transitional fields @ Goldsmiths - Wed. June 10, 18h

Wed Jun 10, 2009 00:00 - Fri Jun 05, 2009


Philip Beesley on Transitional fields

Philip Beesley will present a series of recent field-oriented installations and will offer a post-humanist context.

Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie
Goldsmiths College
Computing Dept.
London, U.K.


Computer Generated Artworks @ Imperial - Sept. 25 - 29


*SIX* selected (digital) artists, at the upcoming
"Computer Generated Artworks" exhibit hosted by Imperial College
part of the London Design Festival 2006,