I am Jesse Thompson – an artist, designer, and musician working with data, systems, sound, and code. My practice explores how meaning is made through sensory experience by crafting interactions with data and information that aim to recontextualise expectations and inspire reconsideration about what it means to be human in a more-than-human world.

Some ways I have done this are by designing alternative sensory experiences for information, like turning social media data into perfume with artificial intelligence, using minute-to-minute molecular changes in air quality sensors as conductors of immersive real-time musical scores, and collaborating with natural ecosystems to compose songs. I hope that prompting interaction with synthesised data–embodied in familiar forms–might make digital technology and information more accessible.

I have been teaching at LCC since 2022. In 2018, I received the inaugural Pokémon Company Scholarship for my work and research while studying in the Information Experience Design MA program at The Royal College of Art. Past projects include work with the University of Southern California's Critical Media Projet, the Processing Foundation and the David Lynch Foundation; under-resourced communities such as urban youth and the homeless; exhibitions at the Royal College of Art, 202 Gallery at Central Saint Martins, Big Medium Gallery, Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College, and the Hunter Museum of Contemporary Art; performances at the Royal Academy of Arts, J. Paul Getty Museum as well as Green Man, Bestival, End of the Road, Benicàssim, Sasquatch!, and Isle of Wight festivals; and music collaborations with Vogue Paris.

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