Teaching and Lecturing

I am an educator, and enjoy encouraging and teaching people from all ages and backgrounds.
17 years as a part time lecturer at Brighton University. Although challenging to be part of such an industrial academic machine, I try my bit to keep the focus on education.

I’ve taught as a part time lecturer / tutor at St Martins, London, and at Brighton University.

I’ve also managed and ran a MakerClub for after school kids. – giving them hands on access to laser cutting, 3D printing and coding, but also allowing them freedom to express themselves creatively;

Visiting Lecturer
University of Brighton
2004 – 2022

MA Digital Media Arts. Sue Gollifer’s excellent course for the crossover of disciplines.
Whether teaching kids or adults, I’ve found it very rewarding to help people overcome their
difficulties and learn to shine.

A student making an Augmented Reality helmet

Workshop Manager and Teacher for kids
Feb 2019 – Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom
Running after-school www.MakerClub.org sessions for 8-14 year olds.

Teaching and mentoring kids

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    Clients & Services

    These are some of my clients in my capacity as a freelance Creative Technologist. SERVICES: If you have a project which needs to happen but you’ve hit a wall or don’t know where to start, get in touch!Large or small, I’m interested in what you’re requiring. I can help you to achieve your projects. Programming, Clients & Services

    Microsoft Head Office Interactive

    I was approached and commissioned by Microsoft to design and build an interactive art piece using the Kinect for the Microsoft Head Office Visitor Centre in Seattle. I used two Kinects to gather the visitors 3D data, which allowed the user to interact with a curtain of digital rain.C++, Kinect, Computer vision


    I’ve worked with Imagination on a number of projects as a designer and software developer. London’s www.imagination.co.uk is one of the UK’s top independent design companies. See below for Imagination projects.

    Museums, Galleries and Festivals

    Museums: Various capacities in delivering museum content; Museums exhibits are generally edutainment, a mix of entertaining and educational, and I enjoy creating them to bring something new to the public. Galleries and Festivals: Below is a gallery of images from Museums, Galleries and Festivals


    Project Manager & Software DeveloperNov 2013 – Dec 2014Shoreditch, LondonLeading a team on cutting edge bespoke applications. Project management, Unity3D development, C#, C++, Unity3D plugin development. OpenCV, OpenFrameworks, Polhemus motion capture. Inition are an innovative experientials company based in Shoreditch. I worked for them in a long term contract capacity from November 2013 through to Inition


    I was very fortunate to have a dad who encouraged me to try electronics and we used to buy ‘Everyday Electronics’ magazine and do projects together. This early exposure and especially the learning that it’s ok to make mistakes, has helped me in life to be confident to try new things, and at least to Electronics

    Glastonbury 2009-2023

    Working with Copperdollar, over 12,000 people pass through our coffin doors every season! Lots of fun Kinect VJ’ing and watching and learning from people interact with my installations.


    Performer and Digital EffectsCopperdollarJul 2008 – PresentCopperdollar is an immersive theatre company, formed by the talented Kt Simpson.My role is as Digital Artist and Performer; I have the opportunity to create bespoke digital experiences for use with thousands of people! Copperdollar produces various shows for different types of events. Always imaginative, creative and with a Copperdollar

    The Wrong Channel

    I wrote some snap-cam filters to make some augmented reality games which were used during a live performance broadcast.Collaborating with Zöe aka The Wrong Numba, it was fun to explore ways of performing during lockdowns and social distancing.

    Motion Tracking

    I’ve done a fair amount of work with different motion tracking technologies. Using 2D cameras; the 3D Kinect; Polhemus magnetic field mocap wear; TensorFlow AI framework. 3D Kinect and cameras as user interfaces; for performers and audience participation.As well as using the Microsoft Kinect in it’s various iterations, with Unity3D and with my own C++ Motion Tracking

    Corona virus RNA

    I heard that the sars covid-19 genome has around 30k nucleotides and mentioned to a friend that therefore you could fit the entire covid RNA data onto an old floppy disk! He disbelieved me and we bet a pint so I had to take a look a little further…. I found the genome data published Corona virus RNA

    Raspberry Pi

    I use the excellent Raspberry Pi when I need a powerful compact computer.Programming in Python, I often hook these up to my own projection mapping software and adhoc mobile phone controls.

    Interactive Table

    Utilising the very capable 7th Sense projection mapping software, I created a Unity3D app using a Kinect 3D sensor to make an interactive table for the Diageo international drinks company. The interactive table worked in conjunction with lighting and multiple projections so that the users could use it to tell a story.

    Internet Of Things

    I enjoy using my hands and I enjoy working with tactile real world environments, so I enjoy projects which require a little software, a little electronics, a bit of motors or buttons or some other sensor or interesting display/output systems, which so often go hand in hand with IoT devices. I was commissioned to co-design Internet Of Things

    Diesel Scream Booth

    An installation at Westfield Shopping Mall for Diesel – with Inition. An interactive booth which measured your wildness!! Project manager, lead developer, C++, openframeworks, chromakeying, sound analysis fft tables.

    Swire Hong Kong Pacific Place 3D Navigation

    Hong Kong Pacific Place shopping mall navigation kiosks. I had 18 months to design and write the software for 12 ergonomic touch desks to help visitors to the largest shopping mall in the world’s navigation in 3D with content management. My role was software architect, designer and engineer using C++ OpenGL, Nokia Qt libraries.


    Motion capture and time synched animation.The Skeledance is a choreographed dance routine in Copperdollar’s ‘Back of Beyond’ at Glastonbury.Our Day of the Dead performers flank the projection of a skeleton performing the same dance. We manage to get the whole dance floor participating!Introduced to Glastonbury in 2015, I used a Kinect2 to motion capture a performer doing Skeledance

    Planet You

    An installation at The Lab at the Eco-marathon Europe 2013, with Imagination.Delegates answered a series of earth related questions which automatically created a unique planet in response, and added them to a growing universe.Programmed in C++ with OpenFrameWorks

    Graffiti Wall

    Imagination.Visitors to an eco-conference could create their own digital graffiti which was added into a montage and projected.C++, OpenFrameWorks

    Escape Rooms and Paradox Place

    A wrote an escape game galled ‘Strootak’ which was a version of the psychological game in which you are presented with a word spelling a colour, but the colour of the text itself is a different colour… You work against the clock to press the button which matches the colour of the text.. It’s harder Escape Rooms and Paradox Place

    Multiple Me

    Inspired by Zbigniew Rybszynski’s ‘Tango’ I made some experiments to develop real time 3D capture and playback loops. Unity3D, Kinect2, C#, compute shaders.

    Magic Mirror – Rain

    I exhibited a new Magic Mirror entitled ‘Rain’ with the Seaec organised exhibition in Hastings at the beginning of October. Looking into the Magic Mirror results in the appearance of heavy rainfall upon your head and shoulders. The rain splashes off you; moving your hands and head and body create a silhouette in the rainfall. I Magic Mirror – Rain