Tresset, Patrick

Co-Principal Investigator

Patrick’s main interest is to create autonomous robotic systems capable of imagining our reality.

Patrick is currently based at Goldsmiths’s Digital Studios preparing for a PhD. in Computer Sciences: “Face Sketching, a Multidisciplinary investigation”.

Patrick studied computer sciences twenty years ago in France. He then came to London to become a painter. During the past 15 years he has participated in solo and group exhibitions in London and Paris.

Since 2003 his interest in computing was revived when the research leading to Aikon begun. Joining forces with Frederic Fol Leymarie in 2004, he has been developing the AIKON project.

Co-Principal Investigator: Aikon Project

Web architect: Leonardo Electronic Almanac. (MIT press)

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Fol Leymarie, Frederic

Principal Investigator

Professor of Computing Frederic Fol Leymarie is co-director of the Post-Graduate program MSc Computer Games and Entertainment ( at Goldsmiths College, which he founded with William Latham in 2008. He previously created and lead the MSc Arts Computing (2004-7).

He received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, with honors in aeronautics, from the University of Montreal, his M.Eng. from McGill University in Computer Vision and Biomedical imagery, and his Ph.D. from Brown University (in 3D shape representation and computational geometry).

His current research interests incorporate ideas from computer vision, together with the physics of waves and shocks and their modelling in modern mathematics via singularity theory. Frederic is also working on perceptual models grounded in geometry, based in part on Gestalt theory. 

Frederic has initiated several "shape-based" projects mixing the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Computing, including CyberCity and CyberMonument (late 1990's), Digital sculpting (with the Mid-Ocean Studio, 2002-5), and Digital archaeology (co-founder of the
SHAPE lab. at Brown University, established in 1999).

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