The year 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin birth. In commemoration, John Collier's 1883 portrait of Darwin, will travel to Cambridge University, UK were he spent his early academic life in Cambridge and returned often to solidify his theories.

Since this painting is at the genesis of this artwork, DiPaola has organized two exhibitions in Cambridge, UK and Cambridge MA, USA along with a bridging website. He hopes that this conceptual link to Darwin's Portrait, will draw parallels across the net and oceans to the new media living portrait of both Darwin's ideas of evolution and the expression of creativity through the machine.

National Portrait Gallery & Tenderpixel Gallery, London

Invited public talk at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Which coincides with a week long exhibit
at the Tenderpixel Gallery, London. (located a few blocks from the National Gallery).

National Portrait Gallery Talk.: Thurs Jul 8, 19:00 "Science and Art: Vision, Perception and Creativity"

Tenderpixel Gallery Exihibition, London. : Jul 4-10 2010 map
"Sparking Computer Creativity: Generative portraits modeling human creativity, Rembrandt and Darwin"
Jul 4-10

Tenderpixel Gallery Reception. Jul 9, 17:00-19:00 map

Univ of Toronto, Inst. for the History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (IHPST)

As part of the Darwin 2009 '150 Years after Origin' Festival
IHPST, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Canada Nov 21 - 24, 2009

Opening Reception: Monday Nov 23rd, 6pm-8pm. - - - Public Exhibition hours: Sat 6-8pm; Sun,Mo,Tu: 9am-8pm
Exbitition and video display. 3rd Floor, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto.

Conf. Talk Tues, Nov. 24th,
"Darwin , Creativity and Evolutionary Programming"

Cambridge University, Kings Art Centre

Cambridge University, Kings Art Centre, Cambridge, UK July 5 - 18, 2009
As part of the Darwin 2009 Festival

Opening Reception: Sunday July 5th, 15-16:30
Interact and re-evolve portraits from the show - Refreshments served
Location: In the installation space, Kings Art Centre

Artist Talk Thursday, July 9th, 18:00-19:00
Artist Talk: "Darwin , Creativity and Evolutionary Programming"
Location: Kings College, Cambridge, Kings Art Centre

Festival Site


Images from the Cambridge show

MIT Museum

MIT Museum, Emerging Tech Gallery, MA, USA April 25 - May 3 2009
in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival & Boston Cyberarts

Artist Talk: Saturday April 25th, 2009 1-3PM
Topic: Meet Steve DiPaola, Evolving Darwin's Gaze
Location: In the installation space, Emerging Tech Gallery, MIT Museum, MA, USA

Artist Talk: Sunday April 26th, 2009 2-3PM
Topic: Science and Art Presentation - Darwin, Artificial Intelligence and Creativity
Location: In the Auditorium, MIT Museum, MA, USA



Images from the MIT show