Kirk Woolford is a researcher/practitioner who works closely with digital and creative industries. Kirk initially studied Computer Science before discovering digital photography experiments in the mid 80s, and interactive media in the 90s. He has spent more than 25 years balancing academia, industry, and cultural institutions.
Kirk has taught in Design, Media Arts, Fine Art, and Choreography programs in Germany, Holland, the US and UK. Kirk's research is practice-led. In addition to working on industry projects, he creates interactive experiences and performances as a method of exploring ideas and testing technologies. These explorations have been shown internationally at galleries, festivals and performance venues including Shanghai eArts, ARCO Madrid, Art Cologne, P.S.1. (MoMA), Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica, ISEA, and SIGGRAPH. In his explorations, Kirk has collaborated with Diller+Scofidio, Charleroi Danses, igloo, Carlos Guedes, Susan Kozel, Frederique Flamand, Fabrizio Plessi, Stelarc, and others.
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