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“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.
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I am an artist-maker-educator based in Bristol, UK. I make things with hardware and software and glue and thread. I also design workshops to support people to make things with hardware and software and glue and thread. Through my practice I am trying to imagine other ways of using or relating to technology. I work in public spaces, often with third sector partners, and in the past few years I have been resident in a number of museums and arts spaces including Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol, Exploratorium in San Francisco, Somerset House in London, and Wired Lab in Tokyo. I co-run E-stitches Bristol, a monthly e-textile meetup based at the Pervasive Media Studio.

I teach at the University of the West of England, where I run two creative technology modules – Hardware Hacking and Pervasive Media. I am an AHRC funded PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, where I am collaborating with a number of arts spaces to explore alternative ways of teaching and learning about technology. I am also a member of the Digital Culture Research Centre.

You can find me on twitter @beccaerose.

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E D U C A T I O N
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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

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T E A C H I N G + R E S E A R C H
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2016 (current) Senior lecturer – Creative Media Design, University of the West of England
2018 Research assistant – Queen Mary University of London / Bela
2018 Technical instructor, Ink Labs @ Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol
2017 Designer-educator, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
2016 Code Liberation instructor – V&A, London
2014-18 Design teacher – NuVu, Boston / Mumbai / Glasgow
2014-15 Book arts teacher – San Francisco Center for the Book
2014 Technical arts teacher – Lick Wilmerding High School, San Francisco
2013-16 Education producer – Interactive Scientific, Bristol
2013-16 Community manager – Maker Ed, Oakland, CA
2012-13 Artist-educator, Cine Kids @ Watershed, Bristol

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R E S I D E N C I E S
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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

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F E S T I V A L S + E X H I B I T I O N S
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2018 “Meshwork Orchestra”, MAC, Birmingham
2018 “PIXELS X PAPER”, Baby Castles, NYC
2018 “Commons Sense”, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
2018 “#FlatGameJam”, Now Play This – Somerset House, London
2017 “eTextile Cuveé”, Les Moulins de Paillard, etextile summer camp, France
2017 “Experimental Controllers”, Now Play This – Somerset House, London
2016 “MA degree show”, London Design Week – Goldsmiths, London
2016 “Into the Wild” – Somerset House, London
2016 “Strange Controllers”, 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

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T A L K S + C O N F R E N C E S
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2018 Maker Summit, Zurich
2017 Interaction Design for Children (IDC), 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

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A W A R D S
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2018 Feeny Commission – John Feeny Charitable Trust
2018 PhD Studentship – Design Star, Arts and Humanities Research Council
2017 Research Dissemination Fund – University of the West of England
2017 Artist Travel Bursary – Artist Network
2017 Goldsmiths Student Innovation Award (shortlisted)
2017 Art and Technology Feasibility fund – Innovate UK
2016 Art and Technology R&D fund – Arts Council England
2012 Artist International Development fund – Arts Council England
2011 Community Engagement award – Quartet Community Foundation

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P U B L I C A T I O N S
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2018 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 (en: Hack yourself! Digital DIY for girls). Beltz Press. ISBN 978-3-4077-5410-3