Ghislaine Boddington

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Ghislaine Boddington is an artist researcher, curator and thought leader specialising in body responsive technologies, recognised as an international pioneer in full body telepresence. She has created live links between thousands of participants/audiences across the world for educational, performing arts and creative industries usage since the mid-nineties.

Ghislaine extends natural interface techniques, advocating the use of the entire body as an interaction canvas. Her work examines the representation of our physical selves and our identities in virtual environments and the hyper enhancement of our human senses through the digital transmission/reception of body data, such as touch, motion, biofeedback and gesture.

As a dramaturge she has led numerous interdisciplinary creation projects, experimenting with the convergence of the live body with virtual environments, telepresence, motion capture and sense/gesture tech. She works onwards developing virtual/physical immersive installations including innovative and topical extensions of ‘me and my shadow’ with UK artists Joseph Hyde and Phill Tew.

At present she continues work from 2015 as Co-curator for FutureFest (London), Nesta’s weekend festival of radical ideas, compelling talks, and immersive experiences to inspire, excite and challenge perceptions of the future (next Festival Sept 2016). Her curatorial theme is Future Love. Additionally she is working with EUNIC London on a series of showings “The Games Europe Plays” for 2016/17.

Ghislaine has keynoted in over 30 countries worldwide, talking to a very diverse range of audiences from arts, creative industries to science and advertising. In October this year she is invited to share her future visions at TEDx Limassol in Cyprus. She is regularly featured on TV, radio and in the press, giving thought shifting inputs to BBC Business World, BBC Click and the New Scientist among others. She sits on the Journal AI and Society editorial board (Springer) and is juror for international creative industries and digital arts competitions, such as the Speculative Concepts, Core77 Design Awards 2015. She is a Standing Committee member of DRHA (Digital Research in Humanities and the Arts) since 2006 and for RAN, the French digital arts network, since 2007. She is invited as a key innovator to governmental briefings/conferences in UK and beyond. She is a co-founder of Women Shift Digital and an Artist Research Fellow at ResCen, Middlesex University since 1999. For the period 2015/2016 she is a Creative Works London Entrepreneur in Residence at Barbican/Guildhall School of Music and Drama.