I am Professor and Research Leader at the Institute of Creative Computing, which is part of the UK Government’s ‘Institute of Code’ initiative. I have a nominal continuing role as a Professor in the department of computing at Goldsmiths, where I developed Creative Computing as an academic discipline.
From 2008-2015 I ran the BSc in Creative Computing, Digital Arts Computing and MA/MFA Computational Arts. I also played a large role in the creation and development of our Music Computing programme.
From 2015-2018 I ran the Goldsmiths College MSci in Creative Computing and Computer Science.
I also ran the PhD in Arts and Computational Technologies at Goldsmiths until 2018.
I set up and ran Goldsmiths Digital for 4 years. This was the consulting arm of our department. Goldsmiths Digital develops core technology and product prototypes for commercial organisations by applying our expertise in signal processing, machine learning, interface design and real-time interaction. We’ve worked on over 40 prototypes. Here are some examples.
I co-founded the Goldsmiths Digital Studios Embodied Audiovisual Interaction Group (EAVI) with Dr Marco Gillies.
With Marco and Matthew Yee-King, I led the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Creative Coding, the first ever English MOOC. Over 150,000 people enrolled. I contribute to the new Coursera specialisation in Responsive Web Development, and a new Kadenze MOOC on Audiovisual Programming.
I am Director of the Daphne Oram Collection.