I am a creative technologist, performance artist and consultant. Within my creative practice I develop mixed and augmented reality applications, create interactive installations and perform live-mixed visuals and sounds.
My work draws heavily from the hacker/maker and open source cultures and engages a number of different materials and technologies including mixed reality and augmented software, experimental 3D and 2D animatinon, Arduino, IoT ink drawing, pencil sketching, data manipulation, sound sampling and live visual mixing.
I exhibit and perform regularly at gigs, festivals and in galleries, but also in public spaces (including zoos, industrial estates and town centres). I am a core member of experimental band Soccer Practise.
My sketches, experiments, videos, installations and performances are designed to challenge the boundaries of what is digital and physical, real and unreal, true and fictional. I’m interested in how we can hack, manipulate and change different kinds of media so they form new relationships and create new things through that process.
Educating and consulting in the area of creative technologies is a passion of mine. I have facilitated a number of workshops across my career teaching artists, students and the public about emerging technologies including mixed and augmented reality, 3D Animation, Arduino, E-Textiles and Live Performance. I have also lectured (physical computing and programming) and tutored in studio at AUT University for ten years, working with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff across the faculty.
Up until recently I have managed and provided consulting services for the Interactive Suite/Studio and still run the Mechatronics/Maker space within the Design and Creative Technologies Faculty. This includes providing advice and consultancy to students, staff and resident artists wanting to use these technologies.
I enjoy working with individuals and communities to expand possibilities and foster creativity across boundaries of different disciplines and practices. To support this I host Maker Nights at AUT and for several years co-hosted Auckland’s Arduino User Group.