About

 

MDL is a transdisciplinary research group based at Central St Martins College, University of the Arts London. Our work explores how we can make abstract data and concepts more meaningful and tangible through data manifestation and materialisation. By creating opportunities to experience and interact with data in physical form, we aim to stimulate empathic encounters that help people acquire a new sense and connection to what the data is sourced from.

Our focus is on datasets derived from complex and interdependent climate change, biodiversity loss and well-being. We are developing data manifestations at different scales, using a variety of methods and materials, to research the physical and sensorial affordances: touch, connect & immerse.

The Team

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Tom Corby

Co-Founder & Principal Investigator

Tom is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and
Associate Dean of Research at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London.

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Giles Lane

Co-Founder & Specialist Researcher

Giles is an artist and designer; and Specialist Researcher in Art-Science at Central St Martins College, University of the Arts London. He is the Founder and Director of non-profit creative studio, Proboscis.

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Erin Dickson

Research Fellow

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Jonathan Mackenzie

Research Fellow

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Gavin Baily

Research Associate

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George Roussos

Partner & Co-Investigator, MDECC

George is Professor of Pervasive Computing at Birkbeck University off London

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Louise Sime

Partner & Co-Investigator, MDECC

Louise is a Palaeoclimate Modeller at the British Antarctic Survey.

Partners

Funders

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