PUBLIC

EXHIBITIONS

Women Reclaiming AI, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria, 5-9 September 2019

Women Reclaiming AI, BOM, Birmingham & Online,1 – 9 September 2019

The Infinite Guide, KARST, Plymouth & Online, 1 – 9 September 2018

Emoti-OSTate Exchange, Tate Modern Switch House, 31st January – 2 February 2018

Emoti-OS, PSCA, Plymouth, October – November 2017

TIWWA, This is Where we are. Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Switch House,  London, 17 – 19 June 2016

KEJI, Cheltenham Festivals, Cheltenham, 5-14 October, 2012

Moby Dick Big Read. Online. September 2012 – 2019

Social Operating System. S-OS, Plymouth Arts Centre, 2008

Noogy. Plymouth University, May, 2006

 

WORKSHOPS

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Become an AI activist, KWMC, 28 October, Bristol, UK

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Become an AI activist, KWMC, 28 October, Bristol, UK

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI. Mozfest, 25 October, London, UK

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI. Kaleider, 25 October, Exeter, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI. The Eden Arts Festival, 14 September, The Eden Project, Cornwall, UK

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI. ARS Electronica, 7 September, Linz, Austria.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  The Cell, 29 June, London, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  BOM, Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham, UK, 24 May.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  BOM, Birmingham Open Media, 24 May, Birmingham, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  The Barbican, Life Rewired Hub, 17 May, London, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  Automate Me, Northern Sound Collective, 10 May, Leeds, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2019) Women Reclaiming AI.  Near Now, 13 April, Nottingham, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018d) Women Reclaiming AI. Birmingham Open Media, UK, 24 November, Birmingham, UK.

Aga, B. (2018) Things that talk. SWCTN, 15 December, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018d) Women Reclaiming AI.  Random String, 16 November, Coventry, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018) Women Reclaiming AI.  Random String, 13 June, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, UK

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018e) Women Reclaiming AI. KARST, 3 September, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018f) The Infinite Guide Prototyping Workshop. FACT, 30 June – 1 August, Liverpool,  UK.

Aga, B., Manton, C., Watkins, D., Phillips, M. (2018) Skunk Works. University of Plymouth, 21 June, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., Manton, C., Women Reclaiming AI. Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, 13 June 2018.

Aga, B., Reith, A. and Hunt, C. (2017), A programme of Data-Labs. A series of five Data-Labs for the Emoti-OS project, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, Bristol, 5 May – 1 December 2017.

Aga, B., Phillips, M., and Reith, A. (2016) Creative Data Labs: Changing perception – Data-driven collaborative practice. 17-21 October,  Plymouth School of Creative Arts,  Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., Phillips, M., Nutbean, L, Emmett, M. (2016) TIWWA: Data Workshop 2, 27-28 April, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2016) TIWWA: Data Workshop 1, 26 January, Tate Brittan, London, UK.

Aga, B., Hunt, C., and Melville, D. (2014) Artory: measuring the quality of a cultural experience. Workshops for Cultural organisations,  April – August, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., Wood, H., Ryley, A., Boscarelli, A., and Oakenshield, O. (2013) A series of 6 workshops: Resurgam, creating and performing in location based games, April – June,  Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., Hunt, C. et al. (2013) Young Rewired State Workshop: Making code, 6-10 August, i-DAT, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B. Hunt, C.. Phillips, (2011) Confluence School Workshops: Data Visualisation 1 & 2 (Appledore, Torrington Junior, Rosemore (with Great Torrington School), April – September, UK.

Aga, B., Phillips, M., Nutbean L., and Lock., S. (2011) A series of 6 workshops: Bio-os DataLabs for artists, Plymouth University, March – May, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B. Murray, S. and Phillips, (2009) MARCH-OS: International Workshop:   i-DAT/ AHO School of Architecture and Design, Oslo/ Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 25-27 February 2009, University of Plymouth, UK.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Aga, B. and Phillips, M. (2017) ‘This is Where We Are – collectively living, working and being, with and through predictive algorithms’ in J. Bowen, with N. Lambert and G. Diprose (eds.) EVA London 2017: Electronic Visualisation & the Arts. Proceedings of a conference held in London 11th-13th July. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Aga, B. (2017a) ‘Living Backwards: The [Artificially] Augmented Mental Image’, in Phillips, M & Thomas, P. The Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture 2016, Plymouth, UK, Intellect Publishing: London

Aga, B. (2017b) ‘Capture the Rapture’. In: Aceti, L., Thomas, P. and Colless, E. eds. Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics. Leonardo Electronic Almanac Book, Volume 22, Issue 1, Leonardo/ISAST: San Francisco, pp. 26 – 34.

Aga, B. & Melville, D. (2015) ‘How we made Artory, the what’s on app for Plymouth’s arts scene’, The Guardian, 6 February [online].  Available at https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/feb/06/artory-culture-plymouth-app-story [Accessed: 2 November 2016].

Aga, B., Phillips, M. et al. (2011) Human Geography v1.0. Liquid Press (i-DAT). ISBN 978-1-84102-298-7.

Aga, B. (2011) Reshaping New Horizons: Seeking new opportunities and growth.  Arts Council England: Exeter.

Phillips, M, Aga, B. & Hazelden, K.(2008) “The Play Algorithm – A(n):= [r = 1,2,…..N]”. In Deiz del Corral, A. (ed), HOMO LUDENS LUDENS, Locating play in contemporary culture and society. LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. Gijón, Asturias, Spain: pp 244-248.

Aga, B. (2008) ‘Review: Ars Electronica Festival for Art, Technology and Society Linz, Austria. 4-9/09/2008’. Leonardo On-Line: Leonardo Reviews. [online] Available at: http://www.leonardo.info/reviews/oct2008/aga_ars.html [Accessed 18 Oct. 2016].

 

CONFERENCE / PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Aga, B., and Manton, C. (2019) Anthropology + Technology Conference, 3 October, Bristol 2019.

Aga, B., and Manton, C. (2019) Inclusive AI Applied, European ARTificial Intelligence Lab, ARS Electronica, 8 September, Linz, Austria.

Aga, B., and Manton, C. (2018a) Human Bias In Artificial Intelligence: Can we fix it? KWMC, 29 November, Bristol, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C. (2018b) Disobedient AI. Random String, 16 November, Coventry, UK.

Aga, B., and Manton, C., (2018c) Things That Talk. AI In Art – A FACT Late Night, 25 October, Liverpool, UK.

Aga, B. (2017) Data Deamons. The 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts, Plymouth University, 11 October, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B., Sinker, R. and Phillips, M. (2017) Collaborating with Algorithms. Technarte, 12 May. Bilabo, Spain.

Aga, B. (2017) Living Backwards: Artificially Augmented Memories. Digital Memory, 16 January, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B. (2016) Living Backwards: The [Artificially] Augmented Mental Image. The Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, 1-3 July, Plymouth, UK.

Aga, B. (2014) Measuring quality, The IBM Smart Conference, 5 September 2014, Plymouth, UK,

Aga, B. (2014) Capture The Rapture, Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, 27July, İstanbul, Turkey.

Phillips, M., Aga, B., Corino, G. and Lock, S. Mass Body Index: Bio-OS, a Biological Operating System. ISEA201, 20 September, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aga, B. and Phillips, M. (2008) Social Software Engineering. Consciousness Reframed 9, 3–5 July, Vienna, Austria.

 

CO-CURATED EXHIBITIONS

Fulldome UK Biennial, 2014 – 2016

Plymouth Art Weekender, 23 – 25 September 2015

Young Rewired State Festival of Code 2014, Plymouth, 1 – 3 August 2014

The Syncretic Sense, Roy Ascott Exhibition, Plymouth Art Centre, 4 April – 24 May 2009

Social Operating System. S-OS, Plymouth Arts Centre. 8 February – 6 April 2008

Sonic of Sonic Arts Expo, Plymouth, 22 – 25 June 2007

Social Hacking, 21 March – 24 March 2007

The Submerge exhibition, Bristol. 1998 – 2004

 

FELLOWSHIPS

South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) Fellowship (April – September 2019)

3D3 Consortium AHRC-funded Innovation Placement with The Eden Project (May – December 2019)

Artist International Development Fund, Arts Council England (February – December 2017)

 

FUNDING AND GRANTS SECURED

Aga, B., Manton, C., Hart, N.,  Smith, R., Howey Nunn, S., and Foreman, E. (2020) SWCTN Prototype, [£34k].

Aga, B (2019) Innovation Post-Doctoral Placement, Arts and Humanities Research Council, [£37k].

Aga, B., and Manton, C. (2019) Women Reclaiming AI, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, [£14k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2018) The Infinite Guide, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, [£14k].

Aga, B., Reith, A. and Hunt, C  (2017) Emoti-OSData Lab, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University, [£10k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2016) This is Where we Are with Tate Modern, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England. [£15k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2015) Business Case Investment,  Plymouth University, [£100k].

Phillips, M. & Aga, B. (2014) EU Culture Programme Strand 1.3.5, Cultural Cooperation Projects with Third Countries, [£340k]

Aga, B., Wood. H. and Riley, A. (2013) Resurgam, Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, [£15k].

Aga, B., Wood. H. and Riley, A. (2013) Resurgam, Plymouth University, [£25k].

Aga, B., Jensen, E. and Phillips, M. Qualia with Cheltenham Festivals and Warwick University (2013), Digital R&D Award, National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts, [£127k].

Aga, B. and Phillips, M. (2012) i-DAT National Portfolio Organisation, Arts Council England. [£200k].

Phillips, M. and Aga, B. (2011) Confluence Project, Beaford Arts and North Devon Biosphere. Arts Council England and Leader Four, [£22k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2009) CO-OS, British Council. [£25k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2008) Organisational Grant, Arts Council England, AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. [£58k].

Aga, B., Fournel, M. and Phillips, M. (2008) New Media Residencies, Canada Council for the Arts Grant, [CA$40k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2008) Station to Station, Bere Ferrers and Calstock Parish Councils, Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Tamar Valley AONB, and West Devon Borough Council. [£18].

Phillips, M., Aga, B., and Speed, C. (2007) Cornwall Culture. Cornwall Arts Marketing, [£125k].

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. (2005) Organisational Funding, Arts Council England, AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. [£63].

Aga, B. Dalgleish, C. Efergan, D. and El-Nahas, N. (2001) Start-Up investment, Smart South West. [£150k].

 

EDUCATION

University of Plymouth
PhD, ‘Prototyping Relational Things That Talk: A Discursive Design Strategy For Conversational Ai Systems.’
2015 – 2019

University of Exeter
MBA, Distinction, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
2009 – 2010

University of Plymouth
MA Digital Futures, Data driven system & technologies
2001 – 2004

University of Plymouth
BSc MediaLab Arts – 1st class Honours, Digital art, science & technology
1997 – 2001