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About Sean Clark

Sean Clark is an independent artist and curator, the Director of Leicester arts company Interact Digital Arts, the Founder of web/mobile developer Cuttlefish Multimedia, a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University in the UK and an International Professor at Guangdong University of Technology in China.

He is interested in mobile multimedia, collaborative computing and the Internet of Things. In his arts work he is inspired by systems theory, the nature of interactivity and creative explorations of flow and connectedness.

Over a period of almost 30 years he has had a varied career that has seen him work in the arts, academia and commerce, and he is comfortably able to move his focus between the three.

As a researcher he has published over 30 research papers and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars. He has an Honours Degree in Computer Studies from Loughborough University, a Masters in Digital Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and has recently completed a practice-based PhD in Systems Theory and Digital Arts at De Montfort University.

He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and active member of the Computer Arts Society. In 2016 he was the co-winner of the inaugural ArtCHI award in San Jose, CA and the Lumen Prize for 3D/Sculpture in London, UK. In 2015 he was shortlisted for a Talk Talk Digital Heroes Award for his education work.

Photographs on Flickr

Videos on Vimeo

Videos on YouTube

Projects: Past and Present

My past project documentation is gradually being moved over to the Interact Archive – together with a growing collection of my other archival materials. The original project pages are still available in the Sean Clark Archive section of this site, but future improvements to the archive (such as an interactive timeline) will take place on the new site. Similarly, all of my current and future projects are now being documented on the Interact site under the Artworks, Commissions & Collaborations, Exhibitions, Events & Curation and Workshops, Education & Training sections.

Sean Clark's Blog

Sun, 14 Apr 2019
Reflections on Teaching Art and Technology in China

I'm back from my latest month (my fifth in total) of teaching at Guangdong University of Technology School of Art and Design in China. Since it was the last session in this contract (I'll probably ...

Mon, 11 Mar 2019
artThings at Create-a-con 2019

Saturday 9th March saw Leicester's regular Create-a-con event at the LCB Depot. Among the exhibitors were Leicester Hackspace, R10 Music Collective and Interact Digital Arts. I was showing off some ...

Sun, 20 Jan 2019
In The Dark @ The Cello Factory

Over the last week I've spent quite a bit of time in London at the In the Dark exhibition at the Cello Factory in London. The exhibition was curated by the arts group Genetic Moo and supported by The ...

Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Lots of Lights - "LOL"

Last year I was asked to produce a lighting display for the main cafe window at the LCB Depot in Leicester to be installed throughout December. After working through a number of ideas I settled on ...

Thu, 20 Dec 2018
Interact'18 Exhibition

The Interact'18 exhibition took place between 7th and 21st December 2018 at the LCB Depot Lightbox gallery. The exhibition featured work by digital artists associated with Leicester - James Chantry, ...