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Camille Baker

Professor of Interative and Immersive Artsat UCA, STARTS Ecosystem
United Kingdom
Focus area: Design, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Games, Game Design, Gaming, Performance Art, Theater Studies, UX, UI Design, Virtual Reality

I am a Professor in Interactive and Immersive Arts and Year Leader for the MA Games Design course in the School of Film, Media and Performing Arts at the University for the Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK.  I am an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher with a background in digital and electronic art and design practices, working across creative digital disciplines. I have experience in VR/AR/XR artwork and experience design, wearable technology and e-textiles, mobile media art and performance, interactive installation, digital performance, media art curating, and emerging technologies research and education.

I explore new mechanisms to elicit engaging novel experiences using evolving approaches to participatory performance and develop methods and approaches to exploring the body within performance and interactive art contexts, using soft circuits/etextile, wearable electronics & mobile media.

My most recent project INTER/her is an immersive installation and virtual reality journey inside the female body, featuring personal health stories, with an accompanying haptic corset. See more on it and  the exhibition schedule at inter-her.art the design process at camillebaker.me

My books include New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance (Aug 2018), which showcases exciting approaches and artists in this space as well as my own work, and a co-edited book of essays with Kate Sicchio, Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice: Techne, Technique, Technology (Dec 2016), which focusses on artistic process for those making work across art and technology tools.

I am the Principal Investigator for UCA for the EU funded STARTS Ecosystem (starts.eu) Apr 2019-Nov 2021 and founder initiator for the EU WEAR Sustain project Jan 2017-April 2019 (wearsustain.eu).