Helen Pritchard

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Helen Pritchard is Head of Digital Arts Computing and Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2013 Helen has been a member of the European Research Council funded project Citizen Sense. As an artist and geographer Helen’s interdisciplinary work brings together the fields of Computational Aesthetics, Geography, and Feminist Technoscience.

Her practice is both one of writing and making and these two modes mutually inform each other in order to consider the affect of computational practices on bodies and environments. Central to Helen’s work is the consideration of co-research, participation, and environmental practices. Her interdisciplinary research on “Animal Hackers” considers the entanglements of nonhuman animals with ubiquitous computing. Helen’s practice often emerges as workshops, collaborative events and computational art. She is the co-editor of Data Browser 06: Executing Practices, published by Autonomedia. NY (2017). www.helenpritchard.info. @helen_pritchard

Selected Publications

(for a full list of Citizen Sense publications, see Publications)

  • Pritchard, Helen and Winnie Soon. “Performativity of ‘Jsut Code,’” Special issue: All about Data, Leonardo Electronic Almanac. MIT Press, 2015.
  • Pritchard, Helen. “Thinking with the Animal Hacker, Articulation in Ecologies of Earth Observation,” in A Peer Reviewed Journal about Back When Pluto Was a Planet: The Reinvention of Research as Participatory Practice, edited by C Anderson and G Cox. Berlin/Aarhus: transmediale/darc, Aarhus University, 2013.
  • Pritchard, Helen. “The Ingredients of Social Exchange,” in United We Act: A Scoping Study and a Symposium on Connected Communities, edited by J Bitton et al. Newcastle: Digital Economy (SiDE) Research, 2011.
  • Helen’s work, “The Recipe Exchange,” is also featured in the illustrated section of Gallery as Community: Art, Education, Politics, a publication charting significant projects undertaken by the artists and curators of M Steedman et al. London: Whitechapel Gallery in collaboration with Valiz, 2012.