Helen Pritchard is the head of BSc Digital Arts Computing and a lecturer in Computational and Digital Arts. As an artist and geographer Helen’s interdisciplinary work brings together the fields of Computational Aesthetics, Geography, Design and Feminist TechnoScience. Her practice is both one of writing and making and these two modes mutually inform each other in order to consider the impact of computational practices on our engagement with environments. Central to Helen’s work is the consideration of co-research, participation and environmental practices. Helen’s practice often emerges as workshops, collaborative events and computational art. She is the co-editor of Data Browser 06: Executing Practices, published by Autonomedia. NY (2017).
Since 2013 Helen has been a member of the European Research Council funded project Citizen Sense. Where in collaboration they have developed ground breaking and internationally recognised participatory research on sensing practices. As both researchers and makers Citizen Sense have developed innovative creative methods that use physical computing and sensing technologies to think through and develop new theories of citizen sensing.
As an artist, Helen has shown work internationally including Tate Exchange (UK), FACT (Liverpool), Transmediale (Berlin), DA Fest International festival of Digital Art, (Bulgaria), Spacex (UK), Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), ACA Florida, (USA), Arnolfini Online (UK) and previously held associate lectureships in Art, Technology and Science at The School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong; Fine Art (Digital Art and Critical Studies), Plymouth University (where she was a member of Kurator); and Fine Art and Writing, at Dartington College of Arts.
In collaboration with Winnie Soon, Helen won the Silver Prize for the IFVA Interactive Art Asia with “Jsut Code” (2012). And her work ‘The Recipe Exchange’ (2010-2011), commissioned by Spacex Off-Site program is featured in the illustrated section charting significant projects undertaken by the artists and curators in “Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics”, Whitechapel Gallery, London in collaboration with Valiz. As a researcher Helen is a member of the international research groups Critical Software Thing, Kurator