dS and Hidden Fields are the culmination of a range of incremental research and media activities by several different people to create an interwoven combination of science, graphics, algorithms, sound, movement, publicity, and communication. Owing to the project’s collaborative origins, it is difficult to exactly specify the contributions of any given person. The roles indicated below highlight each contributor’s specific expertise within the collaboration.
Dr. David Glowacki | Project Leader
Scientist, artist, author, and philosopher, Glowacki’s interests span science, digital art, and cultural theory. He’s responsible for dreaming up the entire dS project, including designing the algorithms that run it, and writing the first version of the dS code. As a Royal Society Research fellow at the University of Bristol, Glowacki’s scientific research straddles the boundary where physics meets chemistry – where classical effects are fading out and quantum effects are just kicking in. dS is motivated by his desire to reveal our connection to the beautiful and subtle microscopic world.
Phill Tew | Visual Artist
Based in Bristol and with a degree in Fine Art/Contemporary Media from the Newport School of Art and Design, Phill is a blend of programmer and installation artist, leveraging skills gathered from an early age and honed in industry to create artworks that play with generative processing, physical modeling and creativity itself.
Prof. Joseph Hyde | Composer
Joseph Hyde is a composer and sound artist. His work focuses on multimedia, dance, telepresence, and interactivity, where he is interested in musical ideas explored through visual media. As a Professor of Music at Bath Spa University, (UK) he teaches and supervises students in creative music and media technology. Since 2009 he has run a symposium called “Seeing Sound”.
Lisa May Thomas | Lead Dancer
Lisa trained at Laban, and has since performed internationally with dance and theatre companies. Lisa is a lecturer for Dance/Theatre/Performance degree in Bristol, and regularly guest lectures at universities across the UK. Lisa has been supported as an artist by Picture This, Bristol Old Vic, Watershed Media Centre, Pervasive Media Studio, Dance South West, Swindon Dance, Theatre Bristol, the ICIA (University of Bath), Dartington and the British Council. Lisa is also an international award-winning film maker.
Emma Harrie | Dancer
Emma is a London based dancer. She has a background in a diverse range of dance styles, but found her affinity in Contemporary dance whilst training at London Studio Centre, where she recently graduated in Theatre Dance. Emma has been part of Guerilla Dance project for over a year and has enjoyed working with many artists. She is interested in exploring new possibilities in dance. She is now excited to be part of danceroom Spectroscopy.
Dr. Tom Mitchell | Music Technologist
Tom Mitchell is a computer scientist, researcher and electronic musician lecturing computer music at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His interests cover many aspects of adaptive sound design and interactive music performance/composition.
Tomomi Kosano | Dancer
Tomomi was born in Chiba prefecture, Japan, where she practiced music and classical dance from a young age. She came to the UK to study her BA in dance at Roehampton University, transitioning into contemporary styles. She later completed an MA in Performance Dance from MAP at the University of Chichester, and has since performed in several dance performances including the Olympic closing ceremony.
Miyako Asano | Dancer
Originally from Nagano, Japan, Miyako trained in classical dance at The Hakucho Ballet Academy before moving to Europe to graduate at Codarts Dance Academy in Rotterdam. During her residency in Rotterdam, Miyako worked with a wide range of choreographers, and began to specialize in more contemporary forms of movement.
Becca Rose | Design & Communication
Becca has several roles in the project – designer, website developer, and communication. She is a stickler for detail, and keeps the website in ship-shape! Becca also works as a visual artist.