“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knot knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories” Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble.

Becca Rose Glowacki is an artist-maker-educator. She makes playful work that incorporates storytelling, craft, and digital technology. She combines textile techniques, paper crafts, and smart materials to explore how age-old knowledge in the hands can inform the way we learn about new technologies. Her work draws from a number of learning theories such as critical pedagogy and social constructivism, and through her work she explores new approaches to teaching and learning with new media.

Becca has an MA Design Education from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a senior lecturer in Creative Media Design at the University of the West of England, she is a member of the Digital Culture Research Centre, and a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio.

E D U C A T I O N
2018 (current) PhD Design – Goldsmiths, University of London
2015-16 MA Design – Goldsmiths, University of London
2004-07 BA History of Art and Literature – University of Leeds

T E A C H I N G
2016 (current) Senior Lecturer – Creative Media Design, University of the West of England
2014 (ongoing) Design Teacher – NuVu, Boston / Mumbai / Glasgow
2016 Code Liberation Foundation instructor – V&A / Goldsmiths College, London
2013-16 Education Producer – Interactive Scientific, Bristol
2013-16 Online Community Manager – Maker Ed, Oakland, CA
2014-15 Book Arts Teacher – San Francisco Center for the Book
2014 Technical Arts Teacher – Lick Wilmerding High School, San Francisco
2012-13 Cine Kids workshop facilitator – Watershed, Bristol

R E S I D E N C I E S
2017 Tinkering Studio – Exploratorium, San Francisco
2016 Playable City – Watershed / British Council / Wired Lab, Tokyo
2016 MV Works – Makerversity, Somerset House, London
2015 Ideo Fortnight – Ideo, London
2014 Innovator-in-Residence – Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco
2014 Maker-in-Residence – Lighthouse Creativity Lab / Maker Ed, Oakland
2013 Maker-in-Residence – Farnbourgh Library / Farnham Maltings, London
2013 Paper Cinema – MayFest, Bristol
2011-12 Artist-in-Residence – Orchard School Bristol

F E S T I V A L S + E X H I B I T I O N S
2018 (upcoming) Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
2018 Now Play This – Somerset House, London
2017 Les Moulins de Paillard, etextile summer camp, France
2017 Now Play This – Somerset House, London
2016 London Design Week – Goldsmiths, London
2016 Into the Wild – Somerset House, London
2016 Now Play This – Somerset House, London
2015 Paper Curiosities – MIT Media Lab, Boston
2015 International Festival of Art, Thimphu, Bhutan
2014 Endangered Languages in the Information Age – Root Division, San Francisco
2013 Storybooth – Parlour Showrooms, Bristol

T A L K S + C O N F R E N C E S
2018 Maker Summit, Zurich
2017 Interaction Design for Children, ACM, Stanford, Palo Alto
2017 Lunchtime Talks – Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol
2016 No Bindings – Arnolfini bookshop, Bristol
2016 Lunchtime Talks – Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol
2016 Strange Tales – Lost My Name, London
2016 ASB Unplugged, Mumbai, India
2016 Convergence, London
2015 Book Club of California, San Francisco
2013 Bristol Festival of Puppetry, Tobacco Factory, Bristol

A W A R D S
2018 AHRC PhD funding
2017 Research Dissemination – University of the West of England
2017 Artist Travel Bursary – a-n
2017 Goldsmiths Student Innovation Award (shortlisted)
2017 Art and Technology Feasibility – Innovate UK
2016 Art and Technology R&D – Arts Council England
2012 Artist International Development – Arts Council England
2011 Community Engagement – Quartet Community Foundation

P U B L I C A T I O N S
2018 (in press) M. O Connor, H. M. Deeks, E. Dawn, O. Metatla, A. Roudaut, M. Sutton, B. R. Glowacki, L. M. Thomas, R. Sage, P. Tew, M. Wonnacott, P. Bates, A. J. Mulholland, D. R. Glowacki, “Sampling molecular conformations and dynamics in a multi-user virtual reality framework”, 2018, arXiv:1801.02884, Science Advances
2018 Mixed play spaces: Augmenting digital storytelling with tactile objects. Interactions, 25 (2). pp. 58-63. ISSN 1072-5520
2017 Bear Abouts: Sharing stories across the physical and digital. Interaction Design for Children (IDC), ACM, Stanford University, CA, 27-30 June 2017. ISBN 978-1-4503-4921-5
2015 Hack’s selbst! Digitales Do it yourself für Mädchen. Beltz Press. ISBN 978-3-4077-5410-3