Lieven van Velthoven - software, games & art
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About me

I like to do cool stuff with computers and explore new forms of interaction.

My award-winning work includes
a mixed reality racing game, 'living' light that traces buildings and people,
a game which only smokers can play,
real-time 3D stereoscopic VJ software and much more.

After my BSc. Computer Science at
Delft University of Technology, I went
to Leiden University where I received my MSc. degree with first class honours.

During my time there I built various interactive demos and prototypes, many of which were later invited to festivals, exhibitions and museums.

3D Lieven

Unintendedly, these projects led to my current status as independent software artist /developer - and the joy of showing my work around the world!

Enjoying Room Racers at Tweetakt Festival 2012 Photo: Bas de Meijer,
Winner of TIFF Kids People's Choice Award 'Favourite Installation', 2015 Winner of TIFF Kids Audience Choice Award 'Favourite Installation', 2012
Winner of Cinekid Jury Award 'Best New Media Project', 2011 Winner of Dutch Game Award 'Best Student Game', 2011
FUTURE IDEAS European Thesis Awards 2013 - Special Mention and 2nd in category Nominated for IndiePub Independent Propeller Awards @ SXSW, 2011 Nominated for 'Best Original Game Design', Dutch Game Awards 2011
Lieven being interviewed at STRP Festival 2011 Photo: Sebastiaan ter Burg,

Exhibited at:
Minnesota Children's Museum
Perth International Arts Festival
Future Park
Museum fur Gestaltung
Crystal Globe Expo
TIFF Kids Festival
Hebei Provincial Museum
UK National Videogame Arcade
Youth Film Festival Flanders
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lentos Kunstmuseum
Cinekid Festival
STRP Festival
and many other places.

USA - St.Paul, MN
Australia - Perth
Philippines - Metro Manila
Switzerland - Zurich
China - Shanghai Lingang
Canada - Toronto
China - Shijiazhuang
United Kingdom - Nottingham
Belgium - Antwerp
Germany - Karlsruhe
Austria - Linz
The Netherlands - Amsterdam
The Netherlands - Amsterdam
The Netherlands - Eindhoven

2014 | 2016
2012 | 2015
2011-2012 | 2013->>
2011 | 2014

Lieven @ Mediamatic's IGNITE #5 Photo: Mar-Ina Uhrig,

Curriculum Vitae: (PDF)

More about my work:
> Article in AR[t] Magazine (PDF)
> Blend Magazine: Is it software or art?
> Interview on VPRO's Labyrint Radio (in Dutch)

(Draft) Papers:
> MusicalNodes - the visual music library
> Room Racers: Design and Evaluation of a
  Mixed Reality Game Prototype

> Future Visuals: A Real-Time 3D Graphics
  Synthesizer for VJ Performances

Playing Room Racers at Museum of Design, Zurich Photo: Exhibition "Please Touch!" at Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich © ZHdK,
Lieven installing Virtual Growth in Trouw, Amsterdam Photo: Unknown,