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Neil Winterburn

Hi, I'm an artist and child computer interaction researcher, I also sometime play the drums.

Here's some text I wrote about myself in the third person.


Neil Winterburn is an artist and a child computer interaction researcher. He creates participatory artworks exploring relationships between technology and make-believe.

He takes particular interest in generative participatory processes, using fantasy to frame collaboration. Examples of this include collaborating with teenagers to create playable models of thoughts and working with older adults to evaluate speculative laser communications technologies.

Working with Re-Dock Neil has focused on devising project frameworks and exploring the use of educational and participatory activities to equip collaborators with new technical, creative and conceptual tools.

Neil coordinates the Flunstellas project, which explore thoughts and feelings as living things that inhabit social spaces.

He has recently completed an Mres in Child Computer Interaction with the ChiCI group at UCLAN, focusing on the participatory design of affective systems for teenagers.