I am a multidisciplinary researcher in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. My research interest cut across human-computer interaction, high performance & scientific computing and digital arts. The broad theme underpinning my interests in these areas is the potential of liveness (real-time human-in-the-loop interactivity) in programming tools and workflows, especially in open-ended exploratory programming.

I have made significant open-source code contributions to the international research and livecoding communities, especially through my work on Extempore: the state-of-the-art in livecoding languages.

I am also an internationally-recognised digital artist, and have performed at both local and international arts festivals—you can find examples of my livecoding on vimeo.

If you want to get in touch, email is best—you can reach me on ben.swift@anu.edu.au.

Potential students

If you're interested in doing Hons/Masters/PhD research with me, then get in touch. If you can, send me a link to something you've made: a livecoding video, a project on GitHub, or something like that.