Dave Everitt

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Currently based
Leicestershire, U.K.

Having originally qualified in Fine Art at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham U.K, from 1997 I began to combine computing with creative work at Loughborough University's computer science Human-Computer Interface department. In 2000-2002 this produced two ongoing collaborative projects, the Emergency ArtLab (2000) and cubeLife (1999), which featured in both editions of "Explorations in Art and Technology" (Springer 2002, 2018). I'm currently an independent researcher at the Institute of Creative Technologies (De Montfort University, Leicester), lecturer in web technologies, and director of an energy data processing company working across the EU. Research interests include magic squares and cubes, the history of number symbolism, order and disorder in mathematical and natural pattern, and computer programming culture. Recent collaborations included a critique of computational creativity, and an online work "Personal Space" that matches diary entries to solar weather. I've delivered various presentations on being an artist working with technology, and mediated between artists and programmers.

1975-87: exhibitions: Castle Gallery (solo), The Playhouse, Nottm. (group), Artweek participant 1986.
1998-9: Gallery of the Future (art-technology) bursary, Loughborough University, UK.
1998-9: cubeLife collaborative project with undergrad CompScience student Greg Turner at LUTCHI.
1999: BioMatrix exhibition with Juliet Robson, Gillian Hogan; GoF, LUSAD Gallery, UK (plus conception, planning and management).
1999-2002: visiting researcher/residencies at C&CRS; development of infra-red sensor grid for tracking human movement density with post-graduate Mike Quantrill; Loughborough University, UK.
1999 (with Prof. Ken Baynes), seminar on cubeLife, 'Radiator' digital art festival, Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham.
2000: Presentation on cubeLife, NESTA seminar, Halifax.
2000: Founded the e-artlab with Mike Quantrill, Pip Greasley; '64 samples' EMA commission at 'Wired and dangerous' digital arts conference, Leicester UK with Matt Rogalsky.
2000-2001: EMA Year of the Artist award with Jack Ox (New York), Marlena Novak (Chicago), Mike Quantrill, Pip Greasley, Ernest Edmonds.
2001: 'Club confessional' e-artlab commission with Mike Quantrill; four performances at 'The Junction', Cambridge, UK and '013', Tilburg, Holland.
2001-3: cubeLife II interactive web-based artwork, development with Greg Turner as his Computer Science MSc.
2003: visiting researcher at Human Factors, Computer Science, Loughborough University.
2005-: Grants for the Arts award, Arts Council England; including work with PhD student Greg Turner.
2006: (Jan-Feb) Exhibition of cubeLife II at Q Arts Gallery, Derby.
2010: Performance of cubeLife II audio and visuals with audience heartbeat input at Phoenix Square, Leicester.
2011: Installation of cubeLife II at DMU Cube Gallery, Phoenix Square, Leicester.
2014: work with Esther Rolinson on the light sculpture 'Splinter' (conceptual Java/Processing sketches and exploration of ideas)
2015: Computer Arts Society talk, Phoenix, Leicester 2015
2018: Personal Space, projection, solar weather and natural language processing of diary texts (with Fania Raczinski and Alice Tuppen-Corps), The Gallery, De Montfort University
2019: 880, prints, magic square derivations in three panels, "Interact 2019" LCB Depot, Leicester.
2020: two online presentations for CAS and the EVA conference
Revisiting public work "64 Samples" from 2000

I am gradually going back to early work, starting by remaking the original sub-website for the participatory live code performance "64 Samples", to be mobile-friendly and update the code, while keeping the original feel of the old site and code. There are many new images (some still to come), and I'm preparing more details on the event. This was the commissioned work for "Wired and Dangerous", part of the Arts Council England "Get Wired" series. Always intended as a one-off and minimally documented at the time, I'm now putting a historical marker in place. e-artlab.com/wired-n-dangerous/

Revisiting public work "64 Samples" from 2000