Casey Reas & Marius Watz lectures in Helsinki
PixelACHE Festival & katastro.fi & Generator.x & Media Centre Lume
are happy to present two lectures about generative art and design by


Media Centre Lume, Helsinki
Tuesday 27 September @ 6-8 pm
Free entrance!

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» www.unlekker.net
» www.evolutionzone.com

The work of Marius Watz is concerned with the algorithmic generation of form, whether still, animated or interactive. His work has appeared in international festivals and exhibitions, most recently in Sonar (Barcelona), Virtual Frame (Wien) and Manyfacture (Reykjavik). Marius has also done work for commercial clients such as Nike, Nokia and the mobile company “3”. Marius currently lives in Berlin, where he works and teaches Computational Design at Universität der Künste.

Marius is the director of Generator.x, a project exploring the role of software and generative strategies in current digital art and design. Generator.x brings together some of the most interesting creators in this field to Oslo for a conference / exhibition which opens on 23rd of September.

"True literacy means being able to both read and write. If to use pre-existing software is to “read” digital media, then programming is the equivalent to writing. The Generator.x project focuses on artists and designers who embrace this new literacy not as a technical obstacle, but as a way to redefine the tools and the media they work in."

Marius Watz will present his own work as well as an overview of the Generator.x event.

» www.generatorx.no

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» www.reas.com
» www.processing.org

Casey Reas is an internationally acclaimed artist, known for his software generated artwork which can be described as 'organic' or even 'beautiful'. Casey studied at the Aesthetics and Computation department of MIT media lab, was one of the founding professors of Interaction Institute IVREA and is currently working as an assistant professor in the department of Design | Media Arts at UCLA.

Casey is the co-author of Processing programming environment which has been designed to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook. Processing software is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and professional production. Processing software developers were granted the Ars Electronica Golden Nica award in September 2005.

Casey Reas is one of the artists featured in the Generator.x exhibition / conference.

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The lectures of Casey Reas and Marius Watz in Helsinki are organised by PixelACHE festival and katastro.fi in collaboration with Generator.x and Media Centre Lume. Thanks for support: NIFCA - Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art.

www.pixelache.ac - www.katastro.fi - www.generatorx.no - www.lume.fi - www.nifca.org

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Venue for lectures:

Media Centre Lume
University of Art and Design Helsinki, UIAH
Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Public transport to Lume: busses 73 B, 74, 74N, P10, 52, 68, 71, 71V, 509, 732K, tram 6