Joe McAlister

Joe McAlister is a computational artist and privacy advocate. His work focuses on themes encompassing metadata, security and embodied interaction, taking a particular interest in how technology can be used to aid progressive discussion. These subjects are approached using a variety of mediums, including programming, sculpture, projection and interactive theatre. Creating coherent pieces that seamlessly blend technology with fine art.

He has received commissions and awards from established universities, Goldsmiths, University of London and Kings College, London. He has directed and collaborated on works backed by leading studios and institutions across Europe. These include Arts Council England, Saatchi & Saatchi, Goethe-Institut, Research Councils UK and The Cabinet Office. He has sat on multiple panels discussing ethics and artistic practice in regards to artificial intelligence, including those held at IBM, hosting those at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2018 it was announced Joe would become the youngest member to join the list of artistic fellows at Near Now, focusing on developing his research into personality-lead artificial intelligence.

If you have a question for me or wish to request my CV, please don't hesitate to reach out via email or twitter. If you want to talk privately, my public key is available here, Please also make sure to include a link to your public key so I can reply.

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