Artist and academic
Artist and Senior Lecturer in Creative Media Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Rik has over thirty years experience in creating multi-screen installations, interactive media and drama. During the 1980s he was half of the Duvet Brothers creating Scratch Videos, which were characterised by found footage, Super-8 film and processed video. In the 1990s, Rik began exploring the possibilities of participatory narratives using online devices and platforms. His current work Job Vacancy: Echoborg is a collaboration with the natural language processing company, Elzware Ltd and focuses on the creation of a chatbot for live theatre. The piece, which is an early stage of development, will be been presented at STATE as a work in progress which the STATE audience can contribute towards.