Joe McAlister

Joe is a computational artist and privacy advocate. His work often focuses on themes encompassing metadata and the shocking details it can reveal about the viewer; user interaction; data security, and psychology. These subjects are approached using a variety of mediums and techniques. Including programming, machine learning, sculpture, projection and interactive theatre. Creating coherent pieces that seamlessly blend technology with fine art.

He has received commissions and awards from established universities including Goldsmiths, University of London and Kings College, London. Collaborated with interactive theatre group fanSHEN. Consulted on many works including those commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi; funded by Arts Council England, Goethe-Institut and Near Now Nottingham. He has also sat on panels in conjunction with IBM and hosted those held at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the current fellow at Near Now.

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.

@portablestorm or joe(at)

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