Artist CV (now retired)

Scanned families at the Helsinki photography museum

Thermal images of audiences at Sadlers Wells

LED work

Speaking at Creative Mornings in 2017

LED work with dancers

Installation at The Lowry

Please note, I no longer work as an artist. I’m just including this on my site for interest.

Selected art, technology and performance work

September 2018-October 2018, Digital Artist in Residence, Access Space (working towards a new live Hack Circus show)
July 2018-September 2018, Participatory Digital Artist in Residence, at Derby Quad (working towards exhibition in the autumn)
October 2017-April 2018, Digital Artist in Residence, AI & Apocalypse, at CenSAMM
January 2017-December 2018 Digital Curator, ‘Site Sessions’, Site Gallery, Sheffield
October 2016 Dance With Me (Installation at the Lowry, Oct 2016-Feb 2017)
Sept/Oct 2016 Maker in Residence, ERASMUS Creative Museums programme, Theatre Museum and Photography Museum, Helsinki
Feb 2016 Hacking Rambert (book, visuals and audio interviews)
Oct 2015- Feb 2016 Digital Artist in Residence, ‘Sprint’, Rambert, London
Sept 2015 How To Live ForeverLighthouse Arts (documentary and immersive booth experience) Brighton Digital Festival, British Science Festival

March 2015 Hack Circus: Underworlds, Star of Kings, London
Feb 2015 Resident Global Futr LabFuture Everything, Manchester
Sept 2014 Starship Hack CircusSpace Studios, London
July 2014 Hack Circus: Access All AreasLighthouse Arts, Brighton
June 2014 Studio ResidentLighthouse Arts, Brighton
October 2013 Hack Circus: Time Travel LiveStar of Kings, London
July 2013 Container project (group show and limited edition product), London
September 2013-2017 Creative DirectorHack Circus
April-June 2012 Technologist in Residence, ‘Happenstance’, Site Gallery, Sheffield

Selected writings 

My Huffington Post columns

Hacking Rambert: a book I wrote arguing for a ‘contemporary creative technology’, on the model of contemporary dance (2016)

How To Live Forever – unabridged interview about this project, for The Observer (2015)

Invisible Limits and forbidden behaviours – article for the British Council after Global Futr Lab week at Future Everything (2015)

Invention is the art of working with what we have – article for Creative Review (2014)

We’re all developers now – article for The Guardian Culture Professionals (2013)

Selected coverage 

Furtherfield review of my residency book, Hacking Rambert (Aug 2016)

Rhodri Marsden interviews me about Hack Circus in The Independent (April 2015)

Interview with me about Hack Circus on BBC Click for World Service Radio (April 2015)

Cory Doctorow interviews me in The Guardian (2014)


MPhil, Criticism and Culture (English Faculty), University of Cambridge (2006)
BA (Hons) (First Class), History of Art, University of York (2003)

Please note, this page shares art-related highlights, but between my MPhil in 2006 and Happenstance in 2012 I held a number of positions:

  • Deputy Editor of a national consumer magazine (2006-7)
  • Blog editor for Shiny Media (2007-9)
  • Freelance journalist and comedy writer (especially BBC Comedy, WIRED UK + humour books) (ongoing)
  • Copywriting and co-running the R&D wing of a digital agency (2010-12)
  • Managing Editor of The Literary Platform (2012-14)