Professor of Digital Arts & Media Activism, BournemouthUniversity . Previously Dean of Graduate School, Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art. Experienced Artist, curator and Academic, with a background in institutional leadership, innovation and research. Significant contributions include:
- The connecting formal research to the fields of art, design, and media, resulting in significant benefits and measurable results for art institutions. The approach has entailed developing and intensifying an active research ethos in ways that build bridges between research projects and the taught courses at both Post Graduate and Undergraduate level.
- The introduction of strategic initiatives designed to connect the institutional developments in practice led research to the daily reality of course delivery, curriculum development and staff career progression.
- Has facilitated significant changes through strong national and international networks and partnerships in both education and the creative and cultural industries.
- Has an extensive output of publications, curated exhibitions/events and public lectures which support a strategic agenda of institutional innovation.
- Has an earlier background as an artist and organiser of large-scale media art festivals, making significant contributions to European Media mainly through advocacy and articulation of the concept of “Tactical Media”.
2008 Professor of Media Arts, University of the Arts, London
- Launched the Tactical Media Files (2010), an online web based archive of Tactical Media content, the first centralised information resource for Tactical Media art scholarship and action. The archive forms the basis of a two-year public research program into the Tactical Media legacies and futures. http://www.tacticalmediafiles.net/
2011- current Dean of Graduate School, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon
- Oversaw the establishment of the previously splintered Graduate School into a Central Research Hub. Introduced a significant culture change.
- Oversaw the integration of the Graduate School into the College and Course curricula through establishing a presence in committee structures.
- Oversaw the integration of the Graduate School program of lectures and events into the curricula of MA courses through structured stakeholder dialogue. This led to 30% increased student and staff attendance at Graduate School events and promoted engagement with the School.
- Initiated a research program that gave PhD students formal teaching opportunities across the University taught courses both as part of their research degree experience and as part of integrating a research ethos into taught MA Courses.
Dates 2008-2011 Dean of Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
- What else did you do here?
- Oversaw the highest level of Student satisfaction achieved, in the National Student Survey for any college at the University of the Arts London at the time.
2000-2008 Professor of Design for Digital Cultures, a joint Chair shared between The School of the Arts Utrecht & University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Art Media and Design.
- Significant contribution to RAE (?) submission
- Established and led successfully recruiting MA in Real Time Media and Design.
1997-2000 Senior lecturer, Interaction Design Program, School of Arts Utrecht
Organisational initiatives and Research outputs:
2009 – 2013 Elected as the University of the Arts representative to the board of The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)
1983-2003 Founder member and Board member of Time Based Arts
Recent Papers and Presentations
2012 Digital Transformations MOOT – AHRC event on Digital Cultures
2012 speaker and co-organiser Moving Forest Coda, CCW Graduate School, London
2011 Keyote speaker at Take the Square, De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam
2010 Keynote paper, Duncan of Jordonstone College of Art Annual Research Symposium.
2010 ‘CAT 2010: Ideas before their time’, paper delivered at CAT symposium.
2009 Keynote Art and Science conference, Leuven.
2009 Keynote speaker at LCASE Conference for English Arts Council Officers.
2010 CAT 2010: Ideas before their time, CAT symposium proceedings.
2009 ‘Proud to be Flesh’, essay selected for Mute Anthology.
2008 ‘(Un) realtime Media’, in Lovink, G. and Niederer, S. (eds), Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.
2008 ‘Alternative TV platforms and breakout section on tactical media’, in Alternative Media Handbook, Routledge.
Selected Curatorial Projects
2010 ElectroSmog, established Chelsea College as a node in an experimental communications experiment.
2010 Screening and performance (with Kevin Atherton) at Glasgow International Art Festival
2009 Nederlands Instituut voor Media Kunst, screenings and cable TV transmission.
2007 Arts Council UK + Virtual Platform: funding for (Un)common Ground.