The summer school team


Our staff are here to make sure you get the most out of studying and discovering London.

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Summer school manager: Jesse Wolpert

Jesse is a creative technologist, artist and lover of the absurd. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the summer school, including teaching & learning, accommodation, trips out, transport, staff and your general well-being. Talk to her if you're having problems, need information or just want to say hello.

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Teacher: Lior Ben Gai

Lior is an Israeli digital artist whose work includes museum installations and exhibits, mobile games, web applications and custom interactive software. His PhD research explores the use of computer graphics and evolutionary algorithms in the context of Artificial Life. Lior will be teaching you graphics programming.

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Teacher: Alice Stewart

Alice Stewart is a creative technologist and designer based between Amsterdam and London. As an educator she has taught internationally and established Hackspace workshops at institutions such as the Royal College of Art in London. Her clients and collaborators include Nike UK, ASICS, 72andSunny Amsterdam and Galeria Melissa. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Guardian, It’s Nice That and Complex Magazine.

Dr Blanca Regina

Teacher: Dr Blanca Regina

Blanca is an artist, teacher and curator based in London. She will teach you projection mapping, and its different applications in hands-on classes. By the end of her course, you will be able to adapt your graphics to any surface and use multi-projection systems.

Sam Topley

Teacher: Sam Topley

Sam Topley is a musician, maker and community artist from Leicester (UK). Her practice explores sound and technology with textile-based handcrafts such as knitting, embroidery and pompom making. She shares her work internationally through workshops, exhibitions and performances. Sam is currently undertaking a PhD at the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2), De Montfort University, where she also lectures in experimental music technology and community arts practice.
website: social media: @samtopley


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Teacher: Federico Fasce

Born in Genova in 1975 Federico has worked in and out the game industry since 1996. He sees himself as a game designer, though lately is questioning what games even mean, and he all in all doesn’t really care as long as people keep making cool things. He lives in London where he teaches game development and design at Goldsmiths. He recently worked at The Guardian as a creative technologist for virtual reality experiences. He’s constantly excited about something. Even before morning coffee.


Emilie Giles

Teacher: Emilie Giles

Emilie Giles is a researcher, artist and educator, her work spanning creative technology, crafting and pervasive gaming. She is a Ph.D. student at The Open University exploring how e-textiles can be used as interactive tools for blind and visually impaired people, using participatory design approaches. Emilie has much experience in teaching people how to build their own creative technology projects, having been Co-director and Head of Outreach and Participation at Codasign for over three years, and teaches at University of Westminster and London College of Communication, as well as at museums and galleries such as the V&A and Tate.

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Lab assistant: Pierre Bouvier Patron

Pierre is a filmmaker and artist based in London. He completed a Master's degree in film studies. He will assist in the projection mapping workshop during the summer school.

Lab assistant: Valerio Viperino

Lab assistant: Valerio Viperino

Valerio Viperino is studying for his MA in Computational Arts. His main interest lies in the exploration of beauty and patterns in data. He will be helping you catch the bugs and pursue your creativity during the graphics programming and projection mapping classes.

Lab assistant: Alex Brigden

Alexander Brigden is studying for his PhD in Arts & Computational Technology at Goldsmiths. He completed his MA in Computational Arts in 2014. As summer school lab assistant, he is helping students wrangle with programming for graphics and audiovisuals.
Alex's website

Megan Bates

Lab assistant: Megan Bates

Megan has recently completed the Computational Arts MA. She is interested in engaging scientific and computational ideas from a different perspective- circuitry weaving, programming spell-casting and digital gardening. Megan is here to help with everything from getting to grips with The London Underground to understanding how to build a circuit board.

Rob Hall

Lab assistant: Rob Hall

I am a Digital Artist in the second year of BSc Digital Arts Computing.
I have been working on digital art projects since A-Level and have recently been focusing on physical computing.
My portfolio is online at
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Summer school assistant: Adina Grecu

Adina Grecu is a student in her second year doing BA Design. She is very passionate about narratives, dystopian futures and critical design. She will help you with queries and problems, take photos and videos and in general, make sure you have a great time.