Lance Putnam (UK/USA)

Lance Putnam is a composer, programmer and researcher with a strong interest in generative art, audio-visual 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 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 a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from 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.

In 2006, he was awarded a prestigious NSF IGERT fellowship in Interactive Digital Multimedia. He was selected as one of eight international students to present his research in media signal processing at the 2007 Emerging Leaders in Multimedia Workshop at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in New York. Since 2016, Lance has been a Research Associate at Goldsmiths in the York University led Digital Creativity Labs Project working closely with William Latham and Stephen Todd.