Rachel Falconer

Staff details

Position Lecturer / Goldsmiths Digital Project Manager
Department Computing
Email R.Falconer (@gold.ac.uk)
Rachel Falconer

Rachel is a digital art curator, researcher and lecturer in Digital Arts Computing and Creative Computing. She also heads up the creative technology prototyping and research initiative Goldsmiths Digital.

As an independent curator, researcher and development consultant she operates at the critical intersections of contemporary art practice, emergent technologies, civic data infrastructures and networked culture.

Drawing on her international experience in the film, advertising 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 at public events and has participated in public programmes at institutions including; Tate, Barbican, V&A, Royal College of Art, The Lumen Prize, Rhizome, London Design Festival, The Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam), FABRIKKEN (Copenhagen), and Furtherfield, and her research and writing has been published across a wide range of platforms including the Guardian, British Journal of Photography, Dazed Digital and The White Review.

She is a contributing author to academic publications. Most recently her chapter on distributed digital knowledge production was included in Radical Cut-Up, Nothing is Original, edited by Lucas Feireiss and published by Sternberg Press, 2019.


  • 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 / Feminist Techno-science