I am an interactive media artist inspired by bioart, pidgin programming, cargo culting, and the targeted use of kludged contraptions. My work explores human entanglement with non-human forces. I am interested in exploring the contrast/disjuncture between machinic and embodied knowledge systems and exploring the agency of technology.
I am a CHASE funded PhD candidate at the Centre for Material Digital Culture @ University of Sussex, and a freelance developer available for hire.
Read more about my doctoral research here
A continuation of the sketches begun at the 'Microbes as Material' workshop
Database researcher role (ETL), assisting YoHa artwork for an upcoming public artwork
Inaugural BioArt workshop at Lancaster University led by Rod Dillon, Jen Southern and Jackie Perry. In lab experiments explored the materiality of microbes from the perspectives of artists and scientists alike. [read report]
Participant in Data Cartographies in the first workshop of the ongoing CHASE Intimacies series of workshops.
Panel moderator at Transmediale 2015, exploring how life is led in conjunction with data systems. With Matthew Plummer Fernandez, Ilaria Biotti, and Andrea Núñez Casal. [read report]
Moderated a discussion between panelists Garett Stewart and Soenke Zehle
The second Making Life: Synthetic Biology and Art workshop. Workshop attendee and co-facilitator with Helena Shomar on the encapsulation of microbial ecosystems workshop [read report]
Presentation of ongoing bioart practice to the Centre for Material Digital Culture. [link]
Workshop. on data agency conveyed as part of 2014 Mozilla Festival’s Art Of The Web exhibition
digital artwork exhibited at 2014 Mozilla Festival’s Art Of The Web exhibition. Articulating the background noise of social media via sentiment analysis sonification of artwork user's Facebook status updates
Fortnight long group mini-residency during which a bioart sketch entitled 'Encapsulated Atmospheres' was produced
Week long workshop at the Biofilia Lab in Aalto University, Finland, with 18 other interdisciplinary practitioners. Exploring the interface between Art and Synthetic Biology.
Presentation linking essay 'Echoes of Individuation' published for the 'Electronic Voice Phenomena' tour to the thematics of the Torque Symposium
AVANT panel discussion on 'Digital Waste' with Julian Oliver, Lisa Baldini and Sam Hart
Creating interactive green screen mash ups through open software in participatory workshop environment
A screening programme charting the technological mediation of living processes, presented at Abandon Normal Devices 2013 as part of their Art / Science atelier.
Mozilla Webmaker Fellows residency with remit to play with the Webmaker Tools and blog about (or otherwise communicate, document and promote) the outcomes of our experiments.
Micro Residency in Manchester docks, approaching expanses of water through DIY computing tools
Research Tumblr begun to chronicle the intersection of software studies with living matter in the site of synthetic biology. Included in Tumblr's Top 20 Spotlighted Science Blogs 2013 - 2014
Various roles at the Philter Phactory, home to the Weavrs: autonomous social bots
Intensive masterclass in Synthetic Biology methods, with presentations from Joe Davis and George Church
A workshop hack day delivered to key stage 3 secondary school teachers by the Open Systems Assocation (of which Stephen Fortune is part)
Assisted YoHa in the installation of the Invisible Airs pneumatic sculptures as part of the Moving Forest 2012 performance
Software artwork: admixing data entry and tea leaf fortune telling, part of Abandon Normal Devices 2011
Among the funded participants of the Second Psychogeophysics Summit.
Playful workshop porting occult methods of crystal gazing into proximity with the DIY entry point to ubiquitous computing.
Software artwork : admixing data entry and tea leaf fortune telling
Assisted in the production of several pneumatic open-data visualisation sculptures, and aided in engaging the public through interactive media interventions
Follow up meeting with attendees of Metal Digital Exploration Centre Lab
Week long mini residency
Group show, exhibited 'TV Commons'.