I am Jesse -- a multimedia artist, designer, programmer, and musician based in London. I am fascinated with human connectivity within information ecosystems like the internet. A lot of my work and research focuses on digital communication technologies as a means to democratise, balance, and empower networks of people.
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. You can read more about my education and experience on my CV.
As an artist, I try to make complicated things simpler. Some ways I have done this are by designing alternative sensory experiences for information, like turning social media data into perfume with artificial intelligence, and using minute-to-minute molecular changes in air quality to compose slow music. I hope that prompting interaction with synthesised data–embodied in familiar forms–might make digital technology more accessible and help promote agency in an increasingly complex world.
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.
I also co-run poolside press, which runs a refurbished Risograph duplicator to produce publications and prints with artists around the world who share a love for handicraft and technology, both new and old.