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Dr Jamie Forth

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PositionLecturer
Department Computing
Email j.forth (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Jamie Forth

Jamie is a musician, artist/coder, and interdisciplinary scientific researcher. His artistic research centres around collaborative music and performance making in the context of DIY networks and inclusivity. Jamie's scientific research focuses on the development of computational methods for modelling processes associated with the perception, cognition and creation of music. He has also undertaken post-doctoral work in the field of multi-agent systems and the Semantic Web.

Jamie is also a part-time lecturer at Goldsmiths, teaching in areas of computer music composition, programming and data visualisation. He is interested in supervising projects concerning coding as artistic practice; technologically mediated interaction in live performance; DIY/punk/dance/pop-culture; critical and feminist perspectives in contemporary arts practices; human/animal/environmental rights; and political engagement and activism.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Computer Science), Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2012 - MA (Electroacoustic Composition), City University, London
  • 2004 - BMus Hons (Music), City University, London, 2003

Professional projects

Jamie has recently collaborated with dance artists including Janine Harrington, Clare Daly, and Anders Duckworth, producing fixed, interactive and live-coded sound works for performances at venues including Trip Space, Deptford X, and The Place, London.

As a guitarist and drummer Jamie regularly performs throughout the UK and Europe, and in 2016 toured the US and Mexico.

Recent publications

Agress, K., J. Forth, and G. A. Wiggins (2017). “Evaluation of musical creativity and musical metacreation systems”. In: ACM Computers in Entertainment. In press.

Forth, J., K. Agres, M. Purver, and G. A. Wiggins (2016). “Entraining IDyOT : Timing in the Information Dynamics of Thinking”. In: Frontiers in Psychology 7.1575, pp. 1–19.

Wiggins, G. A. and J. Forth (2016). “Computational Creativity and Live Algorithms”. In: Handbook of Algorithmic Music. Ed. by A. McLean and R. Dean. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. In press.

Pontis, S., G. Kefalidou, A. Blandford, J. Forth, S. Makri, S. Sharples, G. A. Wiggins, and M. Woods (2015).  “Academics’ responses to encountered information: Context matters”. In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Wiggins, G. A. and J. Forth (2015). “IDyOT: A Computational Theory of Creativity as Everyday Reasoning from Learned Information”. In: Computational Creativity Research: Towards Creative Machines. Ed. by T. R. Besold, M. Schorlemmer, and A. Smaill. Vol. 7. Atlantis Thinking Machines. Paris, FR: Atlantis Press, pp. 127–148.

Boso, M., J. Forth, A. Bordin, R. Faggioli, E. D’Angelo, P. Politi, F. Barale, and P. Heaton (2013). “Transposition ability in a young musician with autism and blindness: Testing cognitive models of autism”. In: Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain 23.2, pp. 109–116.

Publications

Book Section

An approache for identifying salient repetition in multidimensional representations of polyphonic music
Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2009. An approache for identifying salient repetition in multidimensional representations of polyphonic music. In: , ed. London Algorithmics 2008: Theory and Practice. London, UK: College Publications, pp. 44-58. ISBN 978-1904987970

Article

Evaluation of Musical Creativity and Musical Metacreation Systems
Agres, Kathleen; Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2016. Evaluation of Musical Creativity and Musical Metacreation Systems. Computers in Entertainment, 14(3), pp. 1-33.

Entraining IDyOT : Timing in the Information Dynamics of Thinking
Forth, Jamie; Agres, Kat; Purver, Matthew and Wiggins, Geraint A. 2016. Entraining IDyOT : Timing in the Information Dynamics of Thinking. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1575), pp. 1-19.

Unifying Conceptual Spaces: Concept Formation in Musical Creative Systems
Forth, Jamie; Wiggins, Geraint A. and McLean, Alex. 2010. Unifying Conceptual Spaces: Concept Formation in Musical Creative Systems. Minds and Machines, 20(4), pp. 503-532. ISSN 0924-6495

Conference or Workshop Item

Conceptual spaces of metre and rhythm
Forth, Jamie and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2012. 'Conceptual spaces of metre and rhythm'. In: 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). Thessaloniki, Greece.

Tools for Music Scholarship and their Interactions: A Case Study
Lewis, David; Woodley, Ron; Forth, Jamie; Rhodes, Christophe and Wiggins, Geraint. 2011. 'Tools for Music Scholarship and their Interactions: A Case Study'. In: Supporting Digital Humanities. Copenhagen, Denmark.

Musical creativity on the conceptual level
Forth, Jamie; McLean, Alex and Wiggins, Geraint A.. 2008. 'Musical creativity on the conceptual level'. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity. Madrid, Spain.

Performance

screensaver (dance with live coding)
Harrington, Janine and Forth, Jamie. 2017. screensaver (dance with live coding). In: "Movement Computing Conference (MOCO), London, June 2017", Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Thesis

Cognitively-motivated geometric methods of pattern discovery and models of similarity in music
Forth, Jamie. 2012. Cognitively-motivated geometric methods of pattern discovery and models of similarity in music. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London