About this blog
Introducing Life | Art | Us
Life | Art | Us is a development and departure from InterventTech, a blog that I set up and ran between 2006-09. Keeping a focus on the UK, Life | Art | Us looks to the past, present and future and showcases art that investigates the impact of technology on contemporary life.
Over the last century, daily life has become more and more packed with technological experience. From ordinary everyday stuff like electricity, TV, telephones, video games, transport, CCTV and the internet to more complex stuff across military developments, science innovation, nano-technology and Artificial Intelligence. Led by the preoccupations of artists, Life | Art | Us puts a spotlight on this vibrant, yet often hidden strand of UK arts practice.
How I got here
My academic background is in contemporary art history and I have an MA in Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University. My specialist area of interest is art, creative production and technology and I’m particularly interested in creative activity taking place in the UK – past and present.
Between 2006-09 I set up and ran InterventTech – an independent platform for the UK’s art and technology movement. Written by myself and my co-author Abs from Animate Projects, InterventTech showcased the work of emerging artists and wider creative practitioners exploring contemporary life, in all its technological glory. It also provided a ‘What’s on’ and funding opportunities listing service for artists working in this field. This blog is now available as an archive.
The day job
I’m a professional Media Producer based in London. My interests include networked living, creative action, public engagement, location-based services, social value, transparency, Play!, free culture and delightful digital experiences.
I currently work for Kew, a guardian of two beautiful botanic gardens in England. Kew is also a world leader in plant based scientific research and delivers conservation worldwide, protecting plants and nature for our future.
The services I produce at Kew combine expert editorial with social media. On top of producing compelling online experiences that improve access to public information and data, the projects I work on also enable online visitors to ‘have their say,’ share experiences,’ use information and content and meet others of a like mind. You can find out more about what I get up to at Kew on our team blog – Digital Adventures.
I love city life, Caramacs, pop culture, music and any form of two-wheel travel.