Lecturer in Design Informatics
Theodore Koterwas, Lecturer in Design Informatics
Theodore Koterwas is an artist, designer and musician seeking to draw critical attention to aspects of daily experience that go unnoticed but profoundly impact on how we understand each other, technology and the environment. He received his MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. His multidisciplinary practice produces art installations, performances, museum exhibitions, and software applications for public engagement, creative collaboration, and teaching and learning. Having begun his career at the Exploratorium in San Francisco he has since worked with the University of Oxford, University of Edinburgh, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Edinburgh Science Festival and artist/musician David Byrne. His AI generated interactive video installation The Nth Wave was shortlisted for the 2021 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology. Currently he is focused on physical interactions with artificial intelligence, utilising haptics, computer vision, deep reinforcement learning, and natural language processing to investigate the impact of embodied engagement on how we perceive, collaborate and empathise with ‘others’, both human and artificial.
DECaDE recognises this position and asks what can we do to transform this emerging future economy into one that is fair, that has appropriate governance, and maximises opportunites for everyone to create value. How can decentralised platforms enabled by emerging data-centric technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain transform our future economy – and the way we work, interact and create value.