Hi, I’m Ben Swift—I’m a scholar, artist and creative technologist, and one half of the core development team for the Extempore livecoding environment.
I’m the Educational Experiences team
lead (Senior Lecturer) in the
School of Cybernetics at the Australian
National University in Canberra, Australia. I’m also the
director of the the c/c/c (code/creativity/culture)
studio (home of the ANU Laptop
Ensemble). The c/c/c
studio is a teaching & research group which exists to open up spaces for
discussion about the way that
code is shaping flows of
information/culture/humanity in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world.
I care a lot about making computing a welcoming, interesting and creatively satisfying place, especially for people who don’t fit the traditional picture of a “computer scientist”.
If you’d like to get in touch—and please do!—the best options are twitter (DMs open) or emailing me at [email protected].