I am an artist, designer, teacher and researcher, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. I use a mixture of code and traditional media to create installations, pictures, software and other, less easily classified work. My work focuses on the idea of place, and on the juxtaposition of the physical, digital and imaginary worlds.
As a small child growing up in rural Ireland, I learned to code on an Atari 520ST, writing small programs to draw geometric patterns. Now the programs are slightly larger, but I'm still fascinated by the capacity of simple algorithms to surprise us.
I have a master's degree in mathematics and a PhD in geography from Cambridge University. I've had careers in software development and in academia, as well a wide range of freelance roles, from data analysis for the fashion industry through to consulting on the geology of fantasy worlds.
I am currently based at Life Science Centre, where I am leading the development of Creative Zone, a new part of the centre, combining interactive exhibits with facilitated making activities to give children and families a place to develop creative skills in a scientific context.
I'm always interested in hearing about new projects. If you have something which could use my skill set, please get in touch.