A leading children's surgeon Dr Simon Huxtable is accused of a crime. Do you convict him, what's the evidence?
This piece of interactive theatre gathers 12 audience members to take on the role of jurors. Sitting around a table considering evidence from the Defence and Prosecution. 12 iPad's carefully analyse the decisions you make in real time, providing live opinion polls and interactive documents as you explore the controversial case. Leaving you to question your own ethics but also how random audience members act when faced with a difficult decision.
"Enthralling courtroom simulation which cuts to the heart of what it is to be an informed voter" ★★★★★ The Stage
"An enthralling and highly engaging experience which still plays on the mind" ★★★★★ Londonist
The Justice Syndicate is supported by the King's Cultural Institute, London South Bank University and Near Now.
Mystic Joe (2019)
Mystic Joe is a piece of installation art touring 30+ locations in the South of England throughout 2019. Asking how people feel about living in their home boroughs, further questioning how arts and culture events can be improved with community and business input. Providing data to councils in realtime, enabling progressive change, lead by the residents.
Mystic Joe was commisioned by Crawley Borough Council, supported by Arts Council England. Produced by Louise Blackwell and Naomi Alexander
Webcam Poetry24/7 (2019)
Live net art
Webcam Poetry24/7 uses a combination of computer vision and natural language processing to write short, contextually relevent poetry based on what it "sees" within live webcam streams from across the world. Each poem is unique and generative, informed by what the program can determine about the subject matter from searching online. Often resulting in poetry with unexpected depth and nuance.
Every 10 minutes the stream refreshes and another location from across the world is selected.
Webcam Poetry24/7 is supported by Near Now and Arts Council England
Interactive research project
A specially designed activity where you’re part of a team of 12 people reviewing some fictional events. You watch video testimonies from characters involved, look at documents and discuss your opinions.
Shutdown is supported by the CRUISSE Network: EPSRC, NERC and ESRC; comissioned by The Cabinet Office
Preview: Looking for love (2018-19)
Looking for love is about the meeting point between humans and machines, and the messiness of trying to join two materials together. It’s an experience driven by one of the most powerful human impulses: the quest to find love. It explores the seductive appeal of personalisation and asks whether ai might actually be a better listener than your nearest and dearest.
Currently in development
Sculpture, digital projection, chatbot
jo-jo is a "computational child" who actively learns to speak live from the conversations it has with audience members and what he can find online. Creating an important social comment, looking at the influences children are subjected to online and how the spread of malicious or false information could be detrimental to the development of children. Using an advanced, experimental blend of LSTM recurrent neural networks jo-jo can parse language much as a developing child would. Never questioning authority, instead adopting values based on the notoriety and recurrence.
In past performances, he has learned about everything from guns to communism.
To be exhibited as part of UK's Young Artists 2019
Another Memory Interrupted (2017)
Software, digital projection
A.M.I continues an unwritten narrative that documents a specific part of my life. It explores the theme of self representation and specifically, how we often mis-represent each other through social media.
A.M.I recieved the "Best Creative Award" at Goldsmiths, University of London Degree show in 2017.
Stormkit is a collection of tools I often use within my artwork. This currently only includes multiple mood sentiment analysis via a custom "bag of words" model. This will be updated as I open-source the tools I use daily.
Currently, the multiple mood sentiment analysis allows for the detection of anger, sadness, worry, scare, positivity and negativity.
Alive was a past concept of a "warrant canary" but to prove that a specific person is alive and well. I developed this during a time where it appeared the freedoms of many people were at risk so I looked to find a creative, easy and secure solution.
I used the system for almost a year before retiring it in favor for a future project.
After studying a formula designed by Italian monk Luigi Guido Grandi I was stunned by the beauty of the resulting curves.
So I recreated his formula in c++ and using opencv and python I created a twitter bot that tweets new generative art every 2 hours.
Citybreathe was a nonprofit website that allowed anyone to track the pollution across London and the south/south east for free, easily viewing historic data and any trends that can be derived.
It was retired after Kings College revoked access to the LondonAir Network without explanation, however a cached version is still avalible.
Meet the Watsons (2016)
Sculpture, digital projection
"Meet the Watsons" are a set of four projection mapped sculptures who discuss and deconstruct a twitter account live in front of an audience. Looking to make you question what you put online; who can access information and the possible tone of your communications. Fueled by a selection of bespoke natural language processing tools The Watsons can deduce vast amounts of personal data from your twitter account, including location, workplace, friends and family, hobbies and even current thoughts. Asking do you know what you put online? If so, do you think it should be public?
Meet the Watsons recieved the "Best Creative Award" at Goldsmiths, University of London Degree show in 2016.
You probably live in Horsham (2016)
You probably live in Horsham is an art piece with a strong political theme. Designed to promote discussion around the data capturing techniques proposed by the charter. The plugin collects data discussed in the specification and attempts to figure out your personality and character, questioning what the government could know about you but also how safe your data is online. Including whether the mass collection of personal information could lead to becoming a victim of identity theft should this data reach the wrong hands.
As seen on Goldsmiths, University of London's website, West Sussex County Times and Mid Sussex Times.