Media artist and educator. As co-founder and co-director of Furtherfield.org media arts organisation and its gallery HTTP Gallery in North London, she works with artists, musicians programmers, writers, activists and thinkers from around the world. Ruth has worked in many community and educational contexts, most recently as artistic director for Connecting Across Difference in partnership with Drake Music. She has worked in Higher Education for over 15 years. As Associate Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Ravensbourne college she has worked on a series of JISC funded research projects to support e-learning in Design education. She developed pedagogically-led approaches to developing and exploiting new emergent technologies and tools (e.g. social software, pervasive computing) in anticipation of shifts in future professional life within sustainable communities of practice. This research informs her work developing infrastructure for a range of community contexts for participation and learning, offering diverse groups access to stimulating and enjoyable art practices.