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Joel Gethin Lewis

Interaction Design Tutor, MA Narrative Environments
Central Saint Martins
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Joel  Gethin Lewis


I am an interaction designer, teacher and artist. I am currently researching solar powered computing, the history of weaving techniques and global scale augmented reality sculpture. I am interested in making work that allows for real-time interaction between people, places and objects through the use of technology.

From 1998-2001 I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial, before completing an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art between 2001-2003. Post-graduation I worked at Benetton’s communication research centre, Fabrica, before working as the interaction designer at UnitedVisualArtists – touring with the likes of U2 and Massive Attack, as well as collaborating on public installation works such as Monolith, Volume and Hereafter.

I co-founded the interactive collective YesYesNo with Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman. In 2008 I co-founded the craft, design and technology studio Hellicar&Lewis. The studio ran until 2016 with the aim of building a creative business around Open Source. In 2011 I co-founded Cariad Interactive with Dr. Wendy Keay-Bright, a studio based around creating software for people with multiple learning difficulties. In 2014 I was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.