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Gwendolin Barnard

Student Office Assistant - Research
Gwen.Barnard (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7865

Gwen is the first point of contact for postgraduate research students including those students registered on the MPhil/PhD Intelligent Games and Games Intelligence (IGGI). She helps students with any administrative queries. She also assists the research activities of the department by supporting the management of grants and other funding sources. Gwen works part-time on Mondays (9.00-12.30), Tuesdays and Fridays (full days).

Gwen has a BA in Social & Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths and is currently studying towards an MSc in Media & Communications (Data and Society) at London School of Economics.

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Catherine Bellamy

Research Manager
c.bellamy (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7717 3104

I manage the Department’s research portfolio, UK, EU and international research projects

My background specialism is in the area of project management for projects funded by the European Commission Framework Programme (since 2005). Most recently, my experience lies both in the pre and post award management of projects funded by the UK research councils as well as other international funding bodies and organisations. My expertise lies in the areas of financial management, management of the work programme, report writing, proposal writing, project administration, dissemination & event organisation and contractual management.

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Anna Clow

Technician
a.clow (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna works as part of the Tech Team where she provides technical support for the digital fabrication facility ‘HatchLabs’. Her main roles include managing the space, maintaining machinery and equipment and providing technical support to its’ users.

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Nicky Donald

Assistant Support Technician
n.donald (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Nicky maintains equipment for the Computing department, and helps staff and students with computer issues.

Room 2, Hatcham House, 17-19 St James

Nicky maintains and upgrades equipment for the Computing department, and help staff and students with computer issues. He also works with other departments and private sector partners to deliver projects including art installations, formal dinners and prototype mixed-reality performances.  If you need him he's usually in the basement, the attic, the vestry or possibly the organ.

Nicky has been with the department for several years. He lives in New Cross and has a dog. Sometimes he plays accordion and dances with the Morris men.

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Rachel Falconer

Goldsmiths Digital Project Coordinator
R.Falconer (@gold.ac.uk)

Rachel coordinates the creative technology prototyping and research initiative Goldsmiths Digital at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rachel Falconer is an independent curator, researcher and development consultant operating at the critical intersections of contemporary art practice, emergent technologies, civic data infrastructures and networked culture.

Drawing on her international experience in the film, viral and gaming industries to inform her systems-based practice, Rachel has conceived and delivered multi-scale interdisciplinary public programming, alternative exhibition models and innovative public research platforms spanning a diversity of industries and critical modes of engagement with technology.

She is regularly invited to speak to at public events and has chaired public debates at institutions including including Tate, Barbican, V&A, Royal College of Art, The Lumen Prize, Wieden & Kennedy, Rhizome, London Design Festival, and Furtherfield, and her written contributions have been published across a wide range of platforms including the Guardian, A-N, Furtherfield, Dazed Digital, and The White Review.

She is a contributing author to academic publications, most recently her chapter on distributed digital knowledge production and creative practice was published by in the Routledge Companion to Remix Studies, 2016.

Education

  • MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art
  • BA Industrial Design and Multimedia Communications UCL / Il Politecnico di Milano

Research Interests

AI / Machine Learning / Digital culture / speculative design / bio-technology / civic infrastructures / innovation and social enterprise / mixed-reality technologies / distributed knowledge production

Professional projects

  • Chair: The Lumen Prize Seminar Series [2016 ]
  • Curator: Cognitive Bias: Visual thinking for a digital age, The Drawing Room London, 2016
  • Co-Curator: V&A Digital Futures series [ 2014, ongoing ]
  • Co-Curator: Fabricating Empathy, School of Machines, Making and Make Believe, London/Berlin [ 2015]
  • Curator: Maker Mile Launchin Association with Machines Room, London and Takram Studio, Tokyo, London Design Festival] [2015]
  • Curator: SECOND FOUNDATION, after Roy Ascott, the Goethe- Institut London [ Featuring artists Claire Tolan and Kei Kreutler ]
  • Curator: INFRA_SPECTION #Stacktivism Residency Cycle 2014 – 2015 in association with Bloomberg [ artists include Kari Altmann, Kei Kreutler, Matthew Plummer Fernandez and Huw Lemmey ]
  • Curator: Perlin Noise – Electronic Music and Sound Art Public Programme series, The White Building Hackney Wick [ Including sound artists Claire Tolan and Annie Goh ][ 2015 ]
  • Keynote Speaker: Leaky Box Scenarios - Alternative Residency Models and the Digital Age, Nordic Culture Point, FABRIKKEN, Copenhagen.
  • Chair: Capture and Consumption: images and digital culture, Tate Modern
  • Curator: Piratbyrån and Friends, FURTHERFIELD Gallery London [2014]
  • Chair: Capture and Consumption: images and digital culture, Tate Modern    [ with James Bridle, Katrina Sluis ] [ 2015 ]
  • Speaker and panelist: Cultural Value and the Digital: Practice, Policy and Theory, TATE Britain
  • Speaker: Critical Value of Art and Technology residencies, ICT Art & Connect, Watermans & Brunell University [ 2014]
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James Hampson

Student Office Coordinator
james.hampson (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 020 7896 2735

James deals with enquiries from current and prospective students and provides administrative support to the Computing department.

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Dr Rose Hepworth

Department Business Manager
r.hepworth (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7869

Rose is the Department Business Manager for Computing.

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Mrs Karen Hodgson

Facilities Coordinator
k.hodgson (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7858

Coordinates the department's finance and facilities enquiries.

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Konstantin Leonenko

Manager of Creative Facilities
K.Leonenko (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Konstantin's work involves developing infrastructure for facilities management, and making sure equipment and systems are working. He is also supervising the construction of our new digital fabrication lab.

Room 2, Hatcham House, 17-19 St James

He has a B.Eng in Industrial Automation and an MFA in Sonology, and is the founder of Ukraine's first FabLab. He is also an inventor, DJ and MOOC addict.

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Kärt Luik

Programme Manager (International Progammes)
k.luik (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7340

Kart is the Programme Manager for International Programmes for the department.

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Eilidh Macdonald

Industry Employability Champion
E.Macdonald (@gold.ac.uk)

Eilidh has joined the department as Industry Employability Champion to help grow employability opportunities for students and to increase collaboration with employers and Industry Advisory Panels. She acts as a key interface between the Computing department and industry, developing opportunities for placements, internships and other collaborations with employers.

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Pete Mackenzie

Department Technician
p.mackenzie (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7896 2127

Professional support technician, specialising in advanced Audio-visual and creative Arts technologies.

 

Peter is an all-round technician who has worked across all the major areas of the creative arts industries. With a background in shows, tours and exhibition work, Peter has I worked for the likes Barbican Centre London, Freeze Art and institute of Contemporary Arts amongst many others. He specialises in very technical and advanced AV installations, most often involving bespoke applications of computing and technology. Peter is also well known for working as a co-collaborator with many well known Artists. His expertise lies in combining his skills as a computer programmer with his experience in large scale commercial creative projects. After 15 years in the field Peter now loves working as part of a learning environment and likes to share his practical experience with the next generation of tech creatives.

 

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Mr Eamonn Martin

Systems Administrator
e.martin (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 7919 7091

Eamonn is responsible for systems administration in the department.

Eamonn Martin's role includes:

All system administration tasks involved in maintaining and supporting Windows, Unix and Linux servers and associated hardware and software for the Department of Computing.

Development of an in-house student/course management system and associated database-backed, web-based user interfaces. Maintenance of the departmental website, including the development of a secure departmental intranet system for staff and students.

Sourcing suppliers for IT equipment and arranging hardware and software purchases.

Research interests

Algorithms, neural networks, MIDI, Java.

Current research

  • Systems and network integration and administration.
  • Web-based database application development.
  • Program transformation and analysis (eg. using Grammatech CodeSurfer)
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Lauren Shropshire

Executive Support Officer (Online Programmes)
l.shropshire (@gold.ac.uk)

Lauren provides general support to the Online Programmes Development Team

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Inga Tillere

Assistant Department Business Manager (maternity cover)
i.tillere (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 020 7717 3104

Inga is the Assistant Department Business Manager for Computing (maternity cover).

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Thomas Webster

Technician
t.webster (@gold.ac.uk)+44 (0)20 896 2127

Tom provides technical support to the department. he solves problems, maintains and repairs equipment, and assists with system administration. He is a qualified and experienced electrician. Tom has an MSc Computing MSc and maintains a small music studio in North London. In 2013, he was part of a small group that successfully developed, crowd-funded and delivered the Open Ware Laboratory (OWL) open source audio computing platform.