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About Sean Clark

Dr Sean Clark is a Lumen Prize-winning artist, the Director of Leicester arts company Interact Digital Arts, the Curator of the Computer Arts Archive, 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 has research interests in mobile multimedia, collaborative computing and the Internet of Things. In his artwork, he is inspired by systems theory, the nature of interactivity and creative explorations of flow, connectedness and communication.

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 a practice-based PhD in Computational Art from De Montfort University.

He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and active member of the Computer Arts Society. In 2015 he was shortlisted for a Talk Talk Digital Heroes Award for his education work. 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 2019 he was selected to participate in the Mozilla Open Leaders programme to help develop his artThings open platform for inter-artwork communication.

Photographs on Flickr

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

Wed, 29 Jul 2020
Connected Digital Art

For quite a few years, the focus of my personal practice has been a concept I call "Connected Digital Art". The idea is to create interactive artworks - be they screen-based, installations or light ...

Thu, 09 Jul 2020
Digital Arts Leicester Exhibition

Last month the Interact Digital Arts website played host to an online exhibition of digital artwork created by digital artists in Leicester. The exhibition, supported by Arts Council England's ...

Mon, 08 Jun 2020
Computer Arts Archive Talk

I gave a talk earlier in the week about the Computer Arts Archive project. This is a new Community Interest Company that is focussed on archiving, promoting and developing computer arts. The project ...

Sun, 31 May 2020
Online Teaching in China

I've just finished my latest teaching in China. Of course, with the pandemic in place, I didn't get to travel over there this time. Instead, the course was delivered "virtually" using VooV, the ...

Fri, 08 May 2020
Leicester Digital Artists in the Lockdown

Interact Digital Arts is very pleased to announce that we have been successful in obtaining funding from Arts Council England to help support the Leicester Digital Artists community. The support will ...