Research Seminar: Beverley Hood

Humanising Technology

Beverley Hood, School of Design, ECA

Thursday 29th November 4pm T-Room, 1st Floor Evolution House, ECA


“Tech is not representative that’s why is it inhumane”

Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation, at Westminster e-forum, Women and the tech sector, 16th Oct 2018.


What is the role of artists and designers in addressing the impact of technology on the body, relationships, human experience and representation? This presentation will introduce a range of creative provocations that utilise phenomenological, interpretative and feminist methodologies to approach practice-based research in conversation with science and technology.


Beverley Hood is Lecturer and Research Director for Design at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Since the mid 1990’ she has created of digital media, performance arts projects, and writing in collaboration with a range of practitioners, including medical researchers, scientists, writers, technologists, dancers, actors and composers. Her projects have been performed, screened and exhibited at leading international venues and events, including: Stockholm Kulturhuser; V&A Digital Futures; Talbot Rice Gallery; Edinburgh Art Festival; LifeSpace – Science Art Research Gallery; ISEA; Edinburgh International Festival; CCA Glasgow; Institute of Contemporary Art, London.

Design Informatics, Room 1.09 Evolution House, Edinburgh College Art, 78 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE