> Higher Education Teaching + Course Development
UCA / University For The Creative Arts
> September 2020- Present
Professor of Interactive and Immersive Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey. Year Leader for MA Games Design (since September 2019), Daily course administration, revalidation, study trips, team management, co-facilitating the PhD Student Graduate Forum with Professor Birgitta Hosea (since September 2019), supervising 7 PhD students (since 2016), and lecturing MA Games Design unit Real and Virtual Worlds (Since January 2019).
Interactive Arts and Performance practice and research in Immersive Experiences, Haptics in VR (since September 2019), ethical and sustainable wearables and e-textiles (WEAR Sustain 2017-19), and Community Engagement Arts and Technology(STARTS.eu project 2019-2021); Soft-circuits, E-textiles and Mobile Media Performance (Aug 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015).
> August 2015 – August 2020
Reader, School of Communication Design, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. Teaching on the MA Games, Farnham and Graphic Design, Epsom. Research development mentoring, community building across campuses, and support for colleagues across the school, especially around grant writing and developing art & design practice toward REF outputs for upcoming 2021 research exercise (Aug 1, 2015 – present).
> August 2014 – July 2015
Course Leader, Digital Communication Design BA, School of Communication Design, University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. Daily course administration, revalidation, study trips, team management, and lecturing Year 2 and 3. Research development in Digital Media and my personal practice in Soft-circuits, E-textiles and Mobile Media in Performance (Aug 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015).
RCA / Royal College Of Art
> August 2015 – July 2016
Senior Tutor, Royal College of Art for the Design Interactions Programme in the Design School, Responsible for the implementation, development and day-to-day management of delivering the curriculum and supporting the (acting) Head of Programme and (acting) Senior Tutor around of the course curriculum, the pastoral care of students, managing visiting staff, coordinating related external projects and promoting the Programme through exhibition and liaison with other institutions and industry. (0.2 fixed contract, Aug 1st, 2015 – July 31, 2016)
RDI / Resource Development International
> April 2012 – August 2014
Course Developer/ Tutor (consultancy): Writing and development of an online Graphic Design course and module materials, syllabi and descriptions for validation; liaised with other course team members; attending validation reviews and events. Resource Development International (RDI) – online education (validation via Anglia Ruskin University – Coventry, UK. (April 2012 – August 2014).
> October 2007 – July 2014
Course Director (2012-2014) and Lecturer (2007-2012), Digital Media group of Electronic and Computer Engineering Dept, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University, London, UK, Broadcast Media and Multimedia Design (from October 22, 2007 to July 31st, 2014):
Year 1: Digital Media Theory – (10 credits) – Module leader and Creative Digital Design – (10 credits) – Module co-leader
Year 2: Motion Graphics (40 credits) – Module leader; Timebased Media (40 credits) – Module leader; Applied Video Aesthetics (40 credits) – Module leader and; Supervising 2 placement students
Year 3: Image in Motion (40 credits) – Module leader; Advanced Motion Graphics (20 credits) – Module leader and; Final Year Project – (60 credits) Module lecturer & Project Coordinator and; Supervising Level 3 Final Year Projects students
PhD Students / External Examining
Liv Pennington – 2015-present, Primary supervisor. Thesis title (draft): I am not Content: contesting domestic photography’s management of a female image through a practice-based investigation. University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, School of Fine Art. Estimated completion date: part-time 2021.
Jasmine Smith – 2018-present, Second supervisor. Thesis title (draft): Discourses of utopia in the context of practices of fictioning and hypestition in film, primarily through the lens of Xenofeminism. University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, School of Communication Design. Estimated completion date: 2021.
Nigel Guerin-Garnett – April 2019-present Second external supervisor with RCA. Research questions: How can a new choreographic system be developed using the kinesiology of material interfaces? And how do material interfaces affect movement, and what physical results does this create? Estimated completion date: p/t 2022.
Maybelle Peters– October 2019-present. Second supervisor. Research Title: Phenomenal Blackness: Tracing the Black body’s movement in Animation from Hypervisibility to Erasure. Estimated completion date: p/t 2024.
Ruini Shi – October 2019-present. Second supervisor. Research question: How can the design of blockchain-related technologies affect our understanding of queer relationships, as well as the relationships in themselves? Estimated completion date: p/t 2024.
Matt Johnston – 2014-February 2020, Third supervisor. Thesis title: PHOTO / BOOK / CLUB: Connections (made and missed, digital and other) between the contemporary photobook and its reader. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, School of Fine Art. Viva February 5, 2020. Passed with minor revisions.
Veeraong Klangpremjit – 2015-present, Primary supervisor. Thesis title: Rocket Ninja: New Approaches to the design of diabetic health games for Thai children. University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, School of Communication Design. Viva July 18, 2019: Passed with minor revisions.
> External Examining PhD Candidates & Courses
External PhD Examiner for Çağrı Çubukçu, Thesis Title: “Towards a New Design Specification for a Novel Gamification Ecosystem Framework for Education”, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland, July 1, 2020, passed with modifications;
External Examiner for MSc Creative Computing, Creative Computing Institute, University for the Arts London, from March 3rd, 2020 to February 28, 2025;
External Examiner for BA (Hons) User-Experience (UX) and User-Interaction (UI) Design course, Ravensbourne University London, February 2020 to July 2023;
External PhD Examiner for Helen Collard, Thesis Title: “Finding Prana: Digital and Performance Experiments in Search of a Technology of the Self”, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, April 2018 first Viva with major revisions and re-examination October 16, 2019, with minor corrections;
External Examiner for the Validation for New Stamford College, FD/BA Visual Communication, Stamford, UK – administered by The Open University Validation Services, June 20 & 21, 2019 and January 2020;
External Examiner for Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (TLRH), MSCA COFUND Visiting Research Fellowship Programme, January 2016;
External Validation Panel Member of the Hull College of Art and Design, BA(Hons) Web Design and BA(Hons) Games Design, Hull, UK – administered by The Open University Validation Services (June 26th and 27th, 2012)
External Examiner for the revalidation of FD/BA Design for Games, FD/BA Graphic Design, and FD/BA Illustration and Print, at the Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK – administered by The Open University Validation Services (April 21-23, 2010)
SMARTlab Digital Media Institute
> October 2008 – October 2009
SMARTlab MA Digital Media course development, (October 2008 – October 2009): Course Leader and developer – the course was validated but not launched at UEL, then SMARTlab moved to UCD Ireland January 2011; it is still in development there.
Simon Fraser University
> 2001 – 2007
School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, BC, Canada, Undergraduate and Graduate degree program in Applied Science (2001-2007):
1st year: New Media Images, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2004) and; Systems of Media Representation, Sessional Instructor (Fall 2003) – also History and Aesthetics of Film as a teaching assistant in the School of Contemporary Arts (Fall 2002).
2nd year: Moving Images, Sessional Instructor (Spring 2005, Spring 2006 and Spring 2007) and; 2nd year course Cultural Icons and Popular Art, Sessional Instructor (Fall 2005).
3rd year: Performance and Electronic Theatre, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2004).
Course development, undergraduate and graduate courses as a Graduate Research Assistant (GLA) at the former TechBC (now School of Interactive Arts and Technology): research, writing and editing content, creating online video and interactive learning objects. Involved in the development of courses: Production for Interactive Installation, New Media Law and Digital Services Management (2001-2002).
Emily Carr University Of Art & Design
> 2005 – 2007
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now Emily Carr University of Art and Design), Vancouver, Canada (2005-2007). Six-week, Continuing Studies course in Web Design (200-level), as Instructor at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design for 6th time — 3 cohorts Jan 29th-July 15th, 2006; then until November 26, 2006 (Jan 29th– August 10, 2007).
Taught the six-week, fourth term course New Media Design, as Instructor in the Design Essentials Certificate Program — taught 7 cohorts (Aug 2005 – November 13th, 2006).
Taught the third-year Korean University Exchange course Narrative and non-narrative forms, as Instructor at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Continuing Studies (Jan 10th-Feb 10th, 2006).
> 2011 – Present
November 28, 2019 Presentation on WEAR Sustain (wearsustain.eu) and STARTS Ecosystem (starts.eu), for London College of Fashion, E4FT (E4FT.eu) EU-funded FashionTech Education workshop.
Sept 8, 2018 Ars Electronica Festival 2018 Linz, Austria conference program, “The Politics of Fashion: Fashion As Social Bot, Acffr Research Colloquium: Workshop and Roundtable. My talk was on the politics and issues of helping teams become more ethical and sustainable in their wearable and e-textiles projects in the WEARsustain project.
July 18-29, 2018 Defragmentation – Curating Contemporary Music research project workshop activities, as part of the Darmstadt Summer School 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany. 2-weeks of activities curated by me, as part of the Defragmentation Technology Advisory Group, whose focus was on Women in Technology leading Writing and Making new music artistic outcomes in 1) a Booksprint and 2) Making/ Hacking new music instruments.
Oct 30-Nov 2, 2017 Virtual Systems and Multimedia 2017 (VSMM) Dublin, Ireland – facilitating a workshop on the WEAR Sustain EU funded project’s Sustainability Toolkit as well as presenting a short paper excerpt from Chapter 5 of my soon to be released monograph New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance, by Routledge.
June 29, 2015 Critical Wearables Research Lab, London College of Fashion, introduction to my work and a call to action for more expressive wearable technologies and etextiles in art, design, performance.
May 28-June 1st, 2014, Science Museum Festival: Make.Hack.Do, conducted an all-day workshops for 5 days, with artistic collaborator Kate Sicchio Soft circuit workshops on basics making soft circuit and wearable technology crafts, using LEDs, sewable battery holders and conductive and non-conductive materials, with approximately 800 participants (ages 9-14) over 5 days.
April 26-29, 2014, CHI2014 Toronto Workshop: Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction, Toronto, Canada – presenting on ICT & Art Connect, EU project FET-Art concept, progress and results to date.
February 22 & 23 2014, ICT & Art Connect, London East – As part of the EU project FET-Art Brunel deliverable: speakers, workshops, performances and matchmaking activities, organised by Baker and Rachel Lasebikan for Brunel University, bringing invited artists and technologists together to collaborate on new projects.
January 18 & 19 2014, ICT & Art Connect, London West – As part of the EU project FET-Art Brunel deliverable: speakers, workshops, performances and matchmaking activities, organised by Baker and Rachel Lasebikan for Brunel University, bringing invited artists and technologists together to collaborate on new projects.
June 17-21, 2013, ACM Creativity and Cognition, June 17-21, 2013, Sydney, Australia – conducted an all-day workshop with research collaborator Kate Sicchio, teaching the basics using soft circuits and wearable technology, as well as the basics of programming in open-source software Arduino for electronics development;
June 14-16, 2013, TekStar Art and Technology Festival, Byron Bay, Australia – conducted an all-day workshop with research collaborator Kate Sicchio, teaching the basics using soft circuits and wearable technology for performance creation;
June 8th-16th, 2013, (ISEA) International Symposium of Electronic Art 2013, Sydney Australia – conducted an all-day workshop with research collaborator Kate Sicchio, teaching the basics using soft circuits and wearable technology for a variety of applications;
July 2011-January 2012, The Life project with Evan Raskob, Fiona French and Nick Rothwell and many other artists and coders, working with the concept of making artificial life as participatory art: workshop.
April 26/27, 2012, Short Stories in Art and ICT Collaboration, Art &ICT 2-day workshop at EU headquarters Brussels, Belgium. Presenter and workshop facilitator bringing together ICT specialists and artists as both on EU Future Emerging Technologies grants and not as a workgroup to consider new directions in ART & ICT collaborative projects.
November 2011, RESEO European Conference of Opera Educators, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Workshop leader on mobile media art and performance for production and audience attraction.
September 2011 ISEA International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2011 Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Speaker and Workshop leader – Mobile video communication and wearable technology.
April 22-26, 2011 Digital Stages Performance Festival 2011, London, workshop on MINDtouch with mobile video collections activities.