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Lance Putnam

Research Associateat Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom
Focus area: Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification, Digital Art, New Media, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Math, Math Theory, Physics, Virtual Reality

Lance Putnam is a composer with interest in generative art, virtual reality and geometric foundations that unify sound and graphics generation and animation. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and both an M.A. in Electronic Music and Sound Design and Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the Media Arts and Technology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation "The Harmonic Pattern Function: A Mathematical Model Integrating Synthesis of Sound Graphical Patterns" was selected for the Leonardo journal LABS 2016 top abstracts. He currently explores new approaches to generative art as a research associate in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London under the Digital Creativity Labs. Here he is developing virtual reality experiences including Mutator VR and FormScape that have been shown at numerous exhibitions around the world.

Journal Articles:
Artists' Articles

Exhibiting Mutator VR: Procedural Art Evolves to Virtual Reality

June 2021
Technical Article

Studies in Composing Hydrogen Atom Wavefunctions

April 2015
Special Section: Leonardo Abstracts Service: Top-Rated LABS Abstracts 2016

The Harmonic Pattern Function: A Mathematical Model Integrating Synthesis of Sound and Graphical Patterns

October 2017