Lance Putnam is a composer and researcher with interest in generative art, audiovisual synthesis, digital sound synthesis and media signal processing.
His work explores questions concerning the relationships between sound and graphics, symmetry in art and science, and motion as a spatiotemporal concept. He holds a BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an MA in Electronic Music & Sound Design and a PhD in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California.
As a Research Associate in Goldsmiths' Digital Creativity Labs, Lance is currently investigating new approaches to procedural art, working primarily with Professor William Latham and Visiting Professor Stephen Todd.
Publications and research outputs
Latham, William; Todd, Stephen; Todd, Peter and Putnam, Lance. 2021. Exhibiting Mutator VR: Procedural Art Evolves to Virtual Reality. Leonardo, 54(3), pp. 274-281. ISSN 0024-094X
Putnam, Lance; Latham, William and Todd, Stephen. 2018. Flow Fields and Agents for Immersive Interaction in Mutator VR: Vortex. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 26(2), pp. 138-156. ISSN 1054-7460
Conference or Workshop Item
Putnam, Lance; Todd, Stephen; Latham, William and Williams, Duncan. 2019. 'Mutator VR: Vortex Artwork and Science Pedagogy Adaptations'. In: ACM/EG Expressive Symposium 2019 - Posters, Demos, and Artworks. Genoa, Italy 5-6 May 2019.
Putnam, Lance; Todd, Stephen and Latham, William. 2019. 'Abstract Shape Synthesis From Linear Combinations of Clelia Curves'. In: ACM/EG Expressive Symposium 2019. Genoa, Italy 5-6 May 2019.
Latham, William; Todd, Stephen; Todd, Peter and Putnam, Lance. 2020. Mutator VR at Centre Pompidou, Paris. In: "Neurones, les intelligences simulées", Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 26 February - 20 April 2020.
Latham, William and Putnam, Lance. 2019. Formscape VR at ID Art:Tech, Saint Petersburg. In: "CYFEST-12: ID: International Festival of Media Art", Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, 13 – 24 November 2019.
Latham, William and Putnam, Lance. 2019. Mutator VR at Kinninji Buddhist Temple. In: "KyotoU-Goldsmiths Art & Science International Symposium: "Art Innovation"", Kinninji Buddhist Temple, Kyoto, Japan, 14 - 28 March 2019.
Latham, William; Todd, Stephen; Putnam, Lance and Todd, Peter. 2017. Mutator VR at HYBRIS, Venice, Italy. In: "HYBRIS (Hybrids and Monsters in Contemporary Art)", CFZ - Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy, 13 May - 28 June 2017.
Latham, William; Todd, Stephen and Putnam, Lance. 2016. Mutator VR at East GalleryNUA (Norwich University of the Arts). In: "Mutator VR", East GalleryNUA (Norwich University of the Arts), United Kingdom, 15 November 2016 – 14 January 2017.