Artist, Researcher

Exploring techno-civic interfaces and relationships through art, performance & sound

Background in site-based performance, stage design and theatre, with PhD in educational psychology including applied experience in developing digital tools, educational software, curricula and policy

Experience in curating programmes associated with artistic practices that engage with civic issues, contemporary digital life and the interfaces between disciplinary knowledges

Currently Humboldt Fellow, UdK & TU, Berlin researching how artists make the electromagnetic spectrum audible and its relationship to citizenship, “Smart City” governance and activism. Developing new work, which focuses on military based sound reenactments and free-to-use Urban Huts

 

GROUP SHOWS

2015-2016 Materia Prima, LABoral, Gijón (SP) Opimilk

2014 YOU MIGHT BE A DOG, LEAP, Berlin (DE)

2013-2015 Projekt Genesis, Ars Electronica, Futurelab, Linz (AT) Opimilk

2012 HACK-THE-CITY, Science Gallery, Dublin (IRL)

2009 EME3, Collapse, CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona), Barcelona (SP)

2008 N.I.P., O Espaço do Tempo, (PT)

2008 Spike Island Studio Open Studios, Bristol, (UK)

2007 ‘AY AHALI! / Setting a Setting / Letting a Setting Go’, Can Altay, Spike Island, (UK)

2006 Brunel 200, Bristol, (UK)

2005 Star Radio, National Museum of Cardiff, Cardiff, (WAL)

2005 Creative Bristol, (UK)

2003 Experimentica 03, G39 Gallery/Chapter Arts, Cardiff, (WAL)

2002 Locws Festival 2, Swansea, (WAL)

 

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROGRAMMES

2016 #make stream, transmediale, Berlin (DE)

2014 YOU MIGHT BE A DOG, LEAP, Berlin (DE)

2013-ongoing Urban Knights, Dublin, Berlin, Vienna, Aberdeen

2012 HACK-THE-CITY, Science Gallery, Dublin (IRL)

2008-11 UM Festival, Lisbon, Oporto, Dublin (PT & IRL)

2007 OFFLOAD: Systems for Survival, Bristol (UK)

 

ARTIST RESIDENCES

2015 Helsinki Design Week (FI)

2014 Museum Quartier 21 with Artistic Bokeh, Vienna, (AT)

2009 Pop-Up Landscapes, Transformations Project, IPI, Mação, (PT)

2009 Hangar, Barcelona, (SP)

2008 Finnish Institute Art Grant and FRAME/HIAP (FI)

2008 O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo, N.I.P., (New Interfaces for Performance), (PT)

2007 STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music), N.I.P. (New Interfaces for Performance), Amsterdam, (NL)

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2014-2016 Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, Technische Universität & Universität der Künste, Berlin

2012-2013 Course Coordinator & Lecturer, Idea Translation Lab (HACK THE CITY & Synthetic Biology), Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin in partnership with Harvard University & Le Laboratoire, Paris

2009 Media Art Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, (PT)

2007-2009 Lecturer & MA Supervisor, Arts, Culture, Education MA, Department of Education, Cambridge University,  (UK)

2004-2006 Visiting Lecturer, Bristol University

2001-2003 Psychology Tutor, The Open University, Summer School, (UK)

2002 Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield University, Psychology Department, (UK)

2001-2003 Psychology Tutor, The Open University, Summer School, (UK)

2000-2003 PhD Researcher (social and educational psychology), The Open University, (UK)

1999-2000 Research Assistant, Strathclyde University, (SCT)

1998-1999 MA Researcher (psychology), Glasgow University (SCT)

 

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

2014 Producer on Superglue by Danja Vasiliev, Joscha Jaeger & Michael Zeder with zerbamine & VERBALVISUAL

2006-2009 Educational Consultant, Researcher & Wireframe Designer for BBC on Participate and Participate Schools

2003-2006 Educational Theorist, Researcher and Co-designer on various experimental and emerging educational tech Futurelab at NFER

 

SELECTED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

2016 Transmediale, Berlin (DE)

2015 Superglue, stART Symposium, EU Commission, Brussels (BE)

2013 Artistic Practices within Cities, Invited Speaker, EcoCity World Summit, Nantes (FR)

2013 Rogue Troopers Panel and Synthetic Scenarios & Stories Workshop, ISEA, Sydney (AU)

2013 Network Utopias with Danja Vasiliev, Fine Arts School, Oporto & The University of Coimbra (PT)

2012 StudioLab Symposium, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, (AU)

2012 Ignite, Science Gallery, Dublin (IRL)

2011 DATA 47, Dublin Art Technology Association (IRL)

2010 Launch of Interfereze Journal of Sound Cultures, Science Gallery, Dublin (IRL)

2010 Artist Lecture, Toronto School of Art & 7a11d Performance Festival, Toranto (CA)

2010 Keynote Presentation, Gear Festival (PT)

2009 Pop-Up Landscapes, Leeds Festival of Design Activism, Leeds (UK)

2008 It’s all about the position baby! Art, Mediated by Technology Virtual Platform, Amsterdam, Art, Mediated by Technology (NL)

2007  Trust and Interdependency, Pixelache Festival, Helsinki (FI)

 

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & COMMISSIONS

2016 Scotland Year of Architecture, Peacock Art Centre Commission

2016 Cutting Room and Phoenix Leicester Commission

2014-2016 Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, TU & UdK, Berlin

2012 IDI Design Awards, HACK-THE-CITY, Science Gallery, Dublin (Catalog)

2011 Irish Internet Association Award for The Open Data Challenge, NDRC, Dublin

2009 Pop-Up Landscapes Commission, IPI, Mação, (PT)

2008 DGArtes, Direcção-Geral das Artes/MC, Ministério da Cultura, (PT)

2007 Keys Commission, Arnolfini & Knowle West Media Centre, (UK)

2007 Gulbenkian Grant, (UK) and (PT)

2006 Brunel 200 Commission, (UK)

2006 Artist Bursary, James Martin Institute, Oxford (UK)

2005 Star Radio Commission, (WAL)

2005 DTI, Department of Trade and Industry, Art and Technology Grant (UK)

2005 Creative Bristol Commission, Bristol, (UK)

2002 Locws Festival Commission (WAL)

2000-2004 PhD Scholarship Grant, The Open University, (UK)

 

SELECTED PRESS

2012 What do you want your city to be? Review HACK-THE-CITY, Idea Lab by Davin O’Dwyer, Irish Times

2012 Cities: Metropolitan mash-up, Review of HACK-THE-CITY by Antony King in Nature

2007 BBC Online Come Outside

2005 BBC Online MEASC Review

 

AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS

2016 ISEA, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Conference Reviewer

2013-16 CoAx  International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics, Conference Reviewer

2013-15 NIME  New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Conference Reviewer

2014 Transmediale Flusser Residency, Jury Member

2007-09 IJME  International Journal of Music Education, Editorial Board

2007-09 BJME British Journal of Music Education, Editorial Board

2006-08 ISME  International Society for Music Education  (Web adviser)