Metatechnicity Research Convenors


GRAB46.jpgStephen Thompson 

Based in Cardiff, Stephen is a speculative designer and theorist. Why do we have a word for the stuff we call technology? When designers and theorists try to characterise our species, our cognition, our planet and our physics, is it more productive to understand technology and the human body as nodes in a single widely distributed and emergent bio-technic ‘soma’? Stephen Thompson. PhD. MA(RCA). BA(Hons). SFHEA. FRSA. Principal Lecturer in Design, Academic Lead of Graduate Studies (Doctoral & Masters), Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University.  OpenUp Music Trustee.


GRAB46.jpgMartyn Woodward 

Based in Cardiff, Martyn is a media theorist in the broadest sense of the term concerned with how forms of media (whether image, text, telescope, air, fire, water, or rock) shape human and non-human lifeworlds over time. He explores the relational nature of bodies (as organisms) and their environments as can be made apparent through an archaeology of depictions and other visual and material artefacts over time. Martyn Woodward PhD. MA. BA(Hons). SFHEA. Principal Lecturer, Associate Dean of Student Engagement, Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Metatechnicity Research Members

GRAB46.jpgCarmen Casaliggi

Based in Cardiff, Carmen studies the long Nineteenth-Century and focussing on the transdisciplinary legacies of Romanticism in the arts and humanities, with particular reference to the construction of concepts of transnational sociability, nationhood, identity, and politics of migration, alongside present-day debates on global environmentalism. Carmen explores ways to use Romantic literature in applied settings, including issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability and the dialectic between capital and globalization. Carmen Casaliggi PhD. MA. BA. FHEA. Reader in English, Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy : Cardiff Metropolitan University.


GRAB46.jpgAlexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos 

Based in Cardiff and in Athens with oneContinuosLab – the hosts of Metatechnicity’s Athens node – Alexandros is a musician and artist, concerned with creating transdiciplinary work at the intersection of art, science and technology. oneContinuousLab is a transdisciplinary art-science studio-lab based in Athens. It has the aspiration to enable people to see beyond conventional perspectives by connecting ideas and concepts that seem unrelated and dispersed. Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos PhD. MRes. MSc. BSc. FHEA. Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Art & Design : Cardiff Metropolitan University & Co-founder oneContinuousLab, Athens.

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Metatechnicity Extended Research Community


GRAB46.jpgDr. Lambros Malafouris : Keble College, University of Oxford : Institute of Archaeology.


GRAB46.jpgProf. Dr. Michael Punt : Plymouth University : Transtechnology Research


GRAB46.jpgDr. Anne Roudaut : University of Bristol : Bristol Interaction Group


GRAB46.jpgDr. Masa Popovac : University of Buckingham


GRAB46.jpgProf. Robert Pepperell : Cardiff Metropolitan University : FovoLab


GRAB46.jpgProf. Steve Gill : Cardiff Metropolitan University : UCD Research


GRAB46.jpgDr. Keireine Canavan : Cardiff Metropolitan University


GRAB46.jpgDr. Carly Stewart : Bournemouth University


GRAB46.jpgMr Barry Farrimond MBE  : CEO OpenUp Music : OpenUp Music


GRAB46.jpgMr Jason Davies : Cardiff Metropolitan University


GRAB46.jpgDr. Natasha Mayo : Cardiff Metropolitan University


GRAB46.jpgDr Jon Pigott : Cardiff Metropolitan University


GRAB46.jpgMr Adam Davies : Loughborough University