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Liam Birtles

  • 01202 965315
  • lbirtles at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Design
  • Weymouth House W217, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Never entirely comfortable with one mode of being, Liam is sometimes an artist and sometimes lecturer and but always researcher, explorer and experimenter.

Liam has over 20 years experience in creative practice with digital technologies.

Liam is currently program leader for BA Digital Media Design and lectures on the BA Media Production and MA Creative Media at Bournemouth University. He is also a member of Emerge Research cluster Bournemouth University and one of the artists in the very successful, popular (even if I do says so myself) and international collective Squidsoup.

Liam studied furniture and jewelry design in the late 80’s gaining a BA Hons in 3D Design from Northumbria University, MSc in Computer Aided Graphical Applications from Teesside University and in recent year he completed a PGCE at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Through the 90’s Liam was a research assistant and then research fellow at Coventry University supporting artist practice in low end virtual environments on the Networked Virtual Reality Resources Centre’s for Art and Design (NVRCAD)...

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Journal Articles

  • Brucker-Cohen, J., Birtles, L. et al., 2016. Data materialities art gallery curator. Leonardo, 49 (4), 352-374.
  • Rowe, A. and Birtles, L., 2010. Glowing Pathfinder Bugs: A Natural Haptic 3D Interface for Interacting Intuitively with Virtual Environments. LEONARDO, 43 (4), 350-358.

Conferences

  • Rowe, A., Bushell, G., Birtles, L., Bennewith, C. and Bown, O., 2016. Submergence 2013. 356-357.
  • Rowe, A. and Birtles, L., 2010. Glowing Pathfinder Bugs: A natural haptic 3D interface for interacting intuitively with virtual environments. 350-358.

Exhibitions

  • Birtles, L., Bushell, G. and Rowe, A.. Create Studios and Steam show Ocean of Light. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Create Studios and Steam show Ocean of Light. Steam, Swindon. 11 February-18 April 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bushell, G. and Bennewith, C.. Living Walls at Watermans. Software, projector and computer. Living Walls at Watermans. Watermans. 22-30 April 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bushell, G.. Feast of Lights for Christmas at Kew. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Christmas at Kew. Kew Gardens London. 25 November 2015-3 January 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bown, O. and Bushell, G.. Tectonic with Amsterdam Design Agency Lava. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Tectonic at Lava. Lava, Amsterdam. 15 December 2015-23 January 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Bennewith, C. and Rowe, A.. Field new work commissioned by the Welsh National Opera. Bespoke LED lights plus stands and electronics. Field for WNO. Welsh National Opera shown at the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff. 13 May-22 June 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C., Bushell, G. and Bown, O.. Submergence 2016 premiered at Siggraph 2016 at part of the Digital Materialities Exhibiton. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Siggraph 2016 Digital Materialities. Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim, California USA. 24-27 July 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bushell, G.. Aether a new work commissioned for Enchanted Forest. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Enchanted Forest. Faskally Woods in Perthshire, Scotland. 29 September-30 October 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bushell, G.. Light Water Dark Sky a new work choreographed to Four Tets Unicorn. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Light Water Dark Sky at Leeds Dock. Leeds Dock, Leeds. 6-8 October 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bushell, G.. Phoenix presents Ocean of Light at Diwali a site specific light art work for the celebrations.. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Ocean of Light at Diwali. Leicester’s 2016 Diwali. 16-17 October 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C., Bushell, G. and Birtles, L.. Submergence 2016 version shown at Usina del Arts as part of Visual Arts Week and Ciudad Emergente in Buenos Aires. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Submergence 2016 Visual Arts Week. Usina del Arts, Argentina. 21 September-20 November 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bown, O.. Bloom shown at Kew Gardens in London UK as part of Christmas at Kew curated by Culture Creative. 1000 IoT devices each able to sense movement and position and emit light and sound. Christmas at Kew curated by Culture Creative. Kew Gardens. 22 November 2016-2 January 2017.

Performances

  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C., Bushell, G. and Birtles, L.. Light art performance for Princes Trust Anniversary at Billingsgate with Kylie Minogue. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Billingsgate Market. 4 February 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A., Bennewith, C., Bushell, G. and Bown, O.. Light art performance with the electronic musician Fourtet at the Sidney Opera House. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Sidney Opera House, Sidney. 6 January 2016.
  • Birtles, Rowe, A., Bennewith, C. and Bushell, G.. Light art performance with the electronic musician Fourtet at the Round House. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Round House, London. 13 February 2016.
  • Birtles, L., Rowe, A. and Bennewith, C.. Light art performance for Keeble College Ball. Bespoke LED volume and Software. Oxford University. 7 May 2016.
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