BEN HOOKER

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 1st 2005 to Aug 31st 2005 | Apr 13th 2006 to Apr 30th 2006 | Jul 1st 2006 to Aug 31st 2006
  • PRACTICE : Designer
  • FROM : UK

Ben Hooker is a multimedia designer who divides his time between consultancy (www.dataclimates.com), research, and teaching. His projects typically involve collaboration with architects and industrial designers and explore the consequences of intangible computer-generated 'datalandscapes' merging with real spaces. He is especially interested in finding ways to articulate the overlaps between the phenomenal and ephemeral worlds of materiality and data. Ben has a part-time post as a research fellow in the Interaction Design Research Studio (www.interaction.rca.ac.uk) at the Royal College of Art and also tutors final-year students on the Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts,London).

Ben is in residence at L.A.P. as part of the ISEA2006 Symposium/Zero One San José: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge, to be held in August 2006 in San Jose.  He is here working with Shona Kitchen on a project for the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Links to recent projects:

Electroplex Heights, 2006

Datanature, 2006