About me

I am an interaction designer, lecturer and artist. I’m currently running my own practice in London.

I am interested in making work that allows for real-time interaction between people, places and objects through the use of technology. I want to create work that helps people experience their environment in a different way – their community, their perception and their interactions.

Ever since I saw the Wizard of Oz I’ve been interested in the meta, the mechanisms or systems that enable stories to be told or society to function. I’m fascinated by the possibility of making systems that allow others to share their memories or tell their stories.

1998-2001 I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial, before completing an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art between 2001-2003. Post-graduation I worked at Benetton’s communication research centre, Fabrica, before returning to London where I worked as the interaction designer at UnitedVisualArtists – touring with the likes of U2 and Massive Attack, as well as collaborating on installation works such as Monolith, Volume and Hereafter. After discovering openFrameworks, I co-founded the interactive collective YesYesNo with Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman. In 2008 I co-founded the craft, design and technology studio Hellicar&Lewis  with Pete Hellicar. We ran the studio together until 2016 with the express aim of building a creative business around Open Source.

If you’ve got a question, request, comment, challenge or idea, get in touch:


My presentation as part of INST-INT 2014.

 Current and previous roles:

Royal College of Art
Since 2017 I’ve been a visiting tutor on the MA in Visual Communication course at the RCA.

Goldsmiths, University of London
Since 2016 I’ve been an associate lecturer on the MFA in Computational Arts course at Goldsmiths.

Year Here
Since 2015 I’ve been a member of the faculty of Year Here as well as a mentor. Past and current mentees:

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Since 2014 I’ve been a member of both the Graduate School Industry Programme and the Industry Mentoring Scheme for postgraduate students and graduates at LCC. Past and current mentees:

Central St. Martins, University of London
I was an associate lecturer on the BA and MA Graphic Design courses at CSM from 2012 to 2015.

Hellicar&Lewis
An open source craft, design and technology studio I co-founded with Pete Hellicar. Hellicar&Lewis ran between 2008 and 2016.

The Enlightenment Club
A monthly social club, founded in January 2009.

YesYesNo
A company I co-founded in 2008 with Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman.
I was part of YesYesNo from 2008 to 2010.

This Happened
An event about the stories behind interaction design. I co-founded This Happened in 2007 with Chris O’Shea and Andreas Müller.

UnitedVisualArtists
I worked as the interaction designer at UVA between January 2005 and July 2008.

Fabrica
I worked in the interaction department of Fabrica between January 2004 and December 2004.

OMA/AMO
I worked as an interaction designer on the Prada Epicentre project in 2001.

Royal College of Art
I did an MA in Interaction Design at RCA between 2001 and 2003.

Dazed&Confused Magazine /Another MagazineRankin Photography
I worked as writer, interaction designer and researcher at Dazed&Confused from 1999-2004, was the webmaster of AnotherMag.com from 2001-2004 and as a photo assistant at Rankin Photography from 2000-2003.

Imperial College
I did a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial from 1998 to 2001.

IBM
In 1997 I worked as a Pre-University Employee at IBM.

Bullfrog Productions
I did work experience as a Game Tester in 1994.

Lucas Girling
I did work experience as an engineer at Lucas Girling during 1994.

Exhibitions:

ScreenLab 0x02
Gateway and Portals
2012

MoMA
Talk to Me
2011

Maurice Einhardt Neu Gallery
Cosmos
2009

Centre Pompidou and Triad New Media Gallery
We are the time, we are the famous.
2006

Royal College of Art
Probes and Arcade
2003

Exhibitions (as part of Hellicar&Lewis)

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
The National Poetry Library, London
Semi-Permanent, Hong Kong
onedotzero, London
Watermans Gallery, London
Kalied Editions Gallery, London
Outline Editions Gallery, London
The Banff Arts Center, Canada
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Yota x onedotzero, St. Petersberg
FOAM Gallery, Amsterdam

Publications:

Open Source Housing Crisis
Urban Pampleteer
2016

Art of Interaction Design
IDN
2004

Royal College of Art
Migrations (MA Dissertation)
2002

Elsewhere:

Previous site
A pre-UVA personal site, with freelance work, Fabrica Projects and my Royal College of Art Portfolio.

Source Repository
GitHub of latest projects.

Archive Source Repository
LGPL Source for selected older projects.