Jes Cahn-Thompson is an artist, advocate, programmer, and sound designer based in London whose work explores complex systems by using data and freely available digital technology to create unique experiences that highlight human connectivity in both physical and synthetic ecosystems. Current research focuses on leveraging communication technologies to subvert information silos by examining the way data is exchanged, controlled, and encountered. The relationship between the seen and unseen is a recurring theme in their work.
Past projects include work with the Processing Foundation and the David Lynch Foundation; under-resourced communities such as urban youth and the homeless; music collaborations with Vogue Paris; and performances at J. Paul Getty Museum and the Green Man, Bestival, End of the Road, Benicàssim, Sasquatch!, and Isle of Wight music festivals. Their art has been exhibited at the Dyson Gallery in London, La Tôlerie Gallery of France, 202 Gallery at Central Saint Martins, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, and the Hunter Museum of Art. They have run creative code and sound design workshops at the Royal College of Art and Sewanee: The University of the South.
They are currently an MA candidate in the Information Experience Design programme at the Royal College of Art.