Hello, I am Jesse Cahn-Thompson. I try to make complicated things simpler with art. 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. I am also interested in ways that new technologies impact us and the world around us in unexpected ways. The relationship between physical and digital experience is a recurring theme in my work.

Past projects include work with 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. You can read more on my CV.

I am currently studying in the Information Experience Design programme at the Royal College of Art in London. I love meeting new, like-minded people, so please send me a note :)