Kirk Woolford

Kirk Woolford

Principal Research Fellow in Creative Technologies at Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Kirk Woolford is a pioneer in the field of Immersive Media, having created his first immersive performances in the early 1990s, as a method of exploring ideas, cultures and technologies. His work has featured at international festivals and venues including the Venice Biennale, ARCO Madrid, Art Cologne, P.S.1. (MoMA), Shanghai eArts, Ars Electronica, ISEA, SIGGRAPH, and broadcast in the UK (BBC & C4), Germany, Netherlands, Austria, USA, et al.

Most recently, Kirk has co-developed immersive performances with the Emmy-winning composer Michael Price, captured live dance in the deserts of Abu Dhabi, created a music video with Imogen Heap and Marshmallow Laser Feast, and Jinn-Ginnaye Abstract for Modes games and interactive elements for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

Kirk is the Principal Research Fellow in Creative Technologies at Anglia Ruskin University. Prior to joining ARU, he set up the University of Surrey’s Digital Media Arts subject area; Creative Media Practice at the University of Sussex; and Digital Fine Arts at Lancaster University. Kirk’s research focuses on the role of the individual creative practitioner in the creative industries and in transdisciplinary research: particularly in areas of Art/Technology collaborations, Intangible Cultural Heritage, and application of creative technology for understanding the values of natural environments.

Dance Data (dis)appearance – Jessica Rajko, Kirk Woolford, Shantel Ehrenberg, Sidonie Carey – Green + Q&A


Presenting perspectives on the invisible labour of dancers, the erasure of the body through technology, the risks of techno-transcendence and the phenomenon of the body as data. Rajko’s presentation will explore one facet of research at the intersection of dance and computing by discussing how dancer labor is(n’t) discussed and publicly presented in various computing […]