I am an interaction designer, teacher and artist. I’m currently researching solar-powered computing, the history of weaving and global scale augmented reality sculpture.
Ever since I saw the Wizard of Oz I’ve been interested in the mechanisms or systems that enable stories to be told or society to function. I am interested in making work that allows for real-time interaction between people, places, stories and objects through the use of technology.
From 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 U2 and Massive Attack, as well as working on public installations such as Monolith, Volume and Hereafter. From 2008-2010 I co-founded the interactive collective YesYesNo with Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman. Also in 2008 I co-founded the craft, design and technology studio Hellicar&Lewis. The studio ran until 2016 with the express aim of building a creative business around Open Source. In 2011 I co-founded Cariad Interactive with Wendy Keay-Bright, a studio based around creating interactive software for young autistic people and adults with profound and multiple learning difficulties. In 2014 I was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
If you’ve got a question, request, comment, challenge or idea, get in touch:
My presentation as part of INST-INT 2014.
Current and earlier roles:
Since 2017 I’ve consulted for a variety of organisations, including:
Central St. Martins, University of the Arts, London
Since 2017 I’ve been the Interaction Design Tutor on the MA in Narrative Environments course at CSM as well as a lecturer in Digital Media on the BA in Graphic Communication Design. I was an associate lecturer on the BA and MA Graphic Design courses at CSM from 2012 to 2015.
Since 2017 I’ve been a mentor on the Arts Emergency scheme, which aims to increase access to the arts and humanities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Since 2015 I’ve been a member of the faculty of Year Here as well as a mentor. Year Here aims to help recent graduates build smart solutions to entrenched social problems.
London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London
From 2014-2017 I was a member of both the Graduate School Industry Programme and the Industry Mentoring Scheme for postgraduate students and graduates at LCC.
An open source craft, design and technology studio I co-founded in 2008. Hellicar&Lewis ran between 2008 and 2016, creating work for companies, museums and charities.
The Enlightenment Club
A monthly social club, founded in January 2009.
I worked as the interaction designer at UVA between January 2005 and July 2008.
I worked in the interaction department of Fabrica between January 2004 and December 2004.
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 Magazine / Rankin 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.
I did a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial from 1998 to 2001.
In 1997 I worked as a Pre-University Employee at IBM.
I did work experience as a Game Tester in 1994.
I did work experience as an engineer at Lucas Girling during 1994.
Royal College of Art
Probes and Arcade
Exhibitions (as part of Hellicar&Lewis)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London
The National Poetry Library, London
Semi-Permanent, Hong Kong
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
A pre-UVA personal site, with freelance work, Fabrica projects and my Royal College of Art portfolio.
GitHub of latest projects.
Archive Source Repository
LGPL Source for selected older projects.