Chris Speed


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Edinburgh College of Art, Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Past Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • University of Edinburgh, Chair of Design Informatics

Bio:


  • ISEA2014

    Chris Speed, University of Edinburgh, UK, is Chair of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh where his research focuses upon the Network Society, Digital Art and Technology and The Internet of Things. Chris has sustained a critical enquiry into how network technology can engage with the fields of art, design and social experience through a variety of international digital art exhibitions, funded research projects, books, journals and conferences.

    ISEA2011

    Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK, where he teaches undergraduate, masters, supervises PhD student as well as leading research projects. Chris has sustained a critical enquiry into how digital technology can engage with the field of architecture and human geography through a variety of established international digital art contexts including: International Symposium on Electronic Art, Biennial of Electronic Arts Perth, Ars Electronica, Consciousness Reframed, Sonic Acts, LoveBytes, We Love Technology, Sonic Arts Festival, MELT, Less Remote, FutureSonic, and the Arts Catalyst / Leonardo symposium held alongside The International Astronautical Congress. Chris is the PI on three significant RCUK funded projects: 1. TOTeM/Talesofthing investigating social memory within the ‘Internet of Things’ funded by the Digital Economy (£1.4mill) talesofthings.com, the project has gained international attention for its unique ability to allow users to attach memories to personal objects, 2. the JISC funded iPhone app Walking Through Time that overlays contemporary Google maps with historical maps in Edinburgh allowing users to walk roads that no longer exist and inhabit spaces that have since been erased walkingthroughtime.co.uk, and 3. Community Web2.0: creative control through hacking’. This £40K feasibility study will explore the extent to which parallels between virtual society (Internet) and actual society (communities) may be extended in such a way that helps make sense of both the opportunities and risks of the Big Society for communities.

    ISEA2009

    Chris Speed is Reader in Digital Spaces across the Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. Speed has sustained a critical enquiry into how digital technology can engage with the field of architecture and human geography through a variety of established international digital art contexts Speed is currently working with collaborative GPS technologies, the streaming of social and environmental data, and is part of a large UK academic team investigating social memory within the Internet of Things.

    ISEA2000

    CAiiA-STAR, School of Computing, University of Plymouth.


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  • United Kingdom

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