University of Bournemouth
I'm a digital artist, programmer, performer, experimental electronic musician, composer, builder of instruments, and data fetishist. I have a background in computer science, music, computer music, neuroscience, and a PhD in nanotechnology.
For a decade, I have combined fine art, music, and electronics by creating my own musical instruments (Sounding Sculptures) for use in performances. This has given rise to a number of interdisciplinary collaborations and broadened my interests. My current research draws on my scientific training in computing to combine empirical datasets with artistic representation, within a framework I’ve called “sensing data”.
Beneath the umbrella of “sensing data” all my projects seek to connect the multiple sensory registers in which we can think about ecology. In my work, I seek to create a visual/auditory and sensory register of how the ecology of human interactions is evolving, in order to provide cultural evidence of the technology adapted to empower and augment real human interactions, as well as the interaction with the natural or post-industrial environment. I’m interested also in how data could help communities to shape policy development and environmental decision-making.
- Ecology of human interactions (tactile/mental/language oriented/sensorial interaction between humans): This research strand is intended to address how gender inequalities and gendered social differences are constructed. The major aim is to use creative digital arts through the sensing data framework to challenge stereotypes and provide positive alternatives, leading to increased well-being and quality of life.
- Human interaction with the environment, the local and the landscape: I am interested in co-inquiry and the creative analysis of data as an aid to understanding how communities can shape policy development and environmental decision-making.
When I'm not generating sounds from bodies and machines, I'm Senior Lecturer in Media Design and REF Lead (UoA32) at Greenwich University (School of Design).
I previously led EMERGE, the Experimental Media Research Centre at Bournemouth University, which is still in a deep place in my heart.