Mel Woods


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD)

Bio:


  • ISEA2011

    Mel Woods is Pro­gramme Di­rec­tor of Post­grad­u­ate Stud­ies in Art and Media at DJCAD, Uni­ver­sity of Dundee. Her re­search in Art and De­sign has de­vel­oped in­ter­ac­tion and in­ter­faces, which op­er­ate be­tween phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal spaces; these have been ex­hib­ited and pub­lished in­ter­na­tion­ally. She is an ex­po­nent of in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary re­search and par­tic­u­larly the over­lap in art, hu­man­i­ties and com­put­ing. Mel is cur­rently Prin­ci­pal In­ves­ti­ga­tor for re­seach pro­ject ‘Ser­enA – Chance En­coun­ters in the Space of Ideas’ which is in­ves­ti­gat­ing Serendip­ity and its role in in­for­ma­tion en­counter and dis­cov­ery in phys­i­cal and dig­i­tal en­vi­ron­ments. Re­cent works in­clude Sonic Phonic an in­ter­ac­tive pro­to­type to in­ves­ti­gate the im­pact of the dig­i­tal fu­sion of image and sound through the al­pha­bet and a major com­mis­sion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with artist Lei Cox for ‘The Dark Room’. Mel is a found­ing mem­ber of Girl Geeks Scot­land and has worked with NESTA and Cul­tural En­ter­prise Of­fice as a men­tor for en­tre­pre­neurs in the cre­ative in­dus­tries to guide in­no­v­a­tive cre­ative pro­jects to mar­ket. She has led re­search pro­jects funded by RCUK, NESTA, Cul­tural En­ter­prise, Scot­tish Arts Coun­cil, His­toric Scot­land, HiArts and Forestry Com­mis­sion.

    Mel Woods, University of Dundee, UK


Current Location:


  • United Kingdom

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