Basement Cinema / Wikipedia Battle
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Recently Graduated from MA Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, London and Slade School of Fine Art. Living and working in London. Currently researching, designing, making things and talking about technology and futures.

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B.Nottingham UK 1986 / Working in London

2010-12 MA Design Interactions/ Royal College of Art, London
2006-10 BA Fine Art / Slade School of Fine Art, London
2008-09 Fine Art / Frankfurt HbFK Staedelschule, Germany
2005-06 Foundation / Loughborough School of Art & Design


BBC News / 'Future' article
Special Mention, VIDA 14.0 International Awards
Radio Interviews, CBC Canada, BBC WorldServices, Irish Times, KPCC California
XinHua China Newspaper, Bloomberg Poland, German Financial Times, Canadian Business Magazine, Die Welt Newspaper printed articles
Online coverage from BoingBoing, Wall Street Journal, Protein, Creative Applications, Dezeen, DesignBoom, We Make Money not Art
CNBC TV Interview, Worldwide Exchange
Best Conceptual Design, Microsoft Design Expo
Design Expo, Exhibition and Talk, Redmond, America
V2 Test Lab, Exhibition and Talk, Rotterdam
Resonance Fm, Interview with Regine Debatty
Shortlisted for Deustche Bank Design Award
L'ECRAN, Liberation, French Newspaper
Final Show, Royal College of Art, London
The Independent Newspaper, WIRED UK Magazine Article
Nominated for PrixArs Electronica Award
Paradise, Milan Salone Exhibition
Talk at Digital Money Forum, London
Microsoft Research Award Funding
Proposal for a Video Game 1 acquired by Tate South London Library


What if..., Beijing Design Triennial, National Museum of China Exhibition
Never in a Million Years, Folkestone Triennial Exhibition
WIP Show, Royal College of Art

Basement Cinema

A temporary cinema in the basement media studio. The 3.5 x 6.5 x 2.5 meter (approx.) structure is modular - made of three connected, equal sized boxes - and clad in cardboard, featuring air-beds to lie on and an illuminated screen providing a red glow around the edges of the projection.

Screenings for the cinema included: an afternoon of students' video and film work (Tuesday 10th March) and a programme of London related films (including the 1967 film The London Nobody Knows, narrated by James Mason, and The Regina Monologues, an episode of The Simpsons featuring Tony Blair, which sees Homer get imprisoned in the Tower of London as a result of crashing into the Queen's carriage while on vacation in the capital).

In collaboration with Tim Bouckley

Wikipedia Battle

Two of the cinema cubes were shifted to the Woburn research space to stage an afternoon long Wikipedia Battle. The notion of a Wikipedia battle derives from the more popular YouTube battle; the rules are as follows: two seemingly unrelated topics are chosen and the aim is to get from the Wikipedia page of the first to that of the second using only the blue wiki links. Any use of external links results in disqualification. The winner is the contestant that reaches the second designated subject first.

The head-to-head battles took place in one cube, and the display of the computers were projected side-by-side in the second cube. The space in between was for the audience or for players waiting their turn.