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EXHIBITIONS

Women Reclaiming AI, ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria, [Upcoming] 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

 

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

 

WORKSHOPS

Aga, B., and Manton, C., Women Making AI. The Factory, KWMC, Bristol, 11 July 2019

Aga, B., and Manton, C., Women Reclaiming AI. The Barbican, London, 17 May 2019

Aga, B., and Manton, C., Women Reclaiming AI. Automate Me, Leeds, 10 May 2019

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

Aga, B., and Manton, C., Women Reclaiming AI. KARST, Plymouth, 3 September 2018

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

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

Aga, B., and 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., and Phillips, M., Creative Data Labs: Changing perception – Data-driven collaborative practise. i-DAT/ School of Creative Arts/ Plymouth College of Arts, i-DAT/PSCA, 17-21 October 2016

Aga, B., Phillips, M., Nutbean, L, and Emmett, M. TIWWA: Data Workshop 2,  i-DAT/ Tate Exchange, Plymouth University, 27-28 April 2016

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. TIWWA: Data Workshop 1,  i-DAT/ Tate Exchange, Tate Brittan, London, 26 January 2016

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

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

Aga, B., Hunt, C. et al. Young Rewired State Workshop: Making code, i-DAT, Plymouth 6-10 August12

Aga, B. Hunt, C.. Phillips, Confluence School Workshops: Data Visualisation 2 (Appledore, Torrington Junior, Rosemore (with Great Torrington School), April 2012

Aga, B. Hunt, C.. Phillips, A series of four workshops:  Confluence School Workshops: Ideas generation – 1 (Appledore, Torrington Junior, Rosemore (with Great Torrington School), October – December 2011

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

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

Aga, B. Katina Hazelden and Mike Phillips. The Play Algorithm – A(n):= [r = 1,2,…N]. HOMO LUDENS LUDENS 2008, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacian Industrial. Gijon, Asturias, Spain. 19-20/04/08.

Aga, B. Hutchinson, I. Orrell, P, Phillips, M. Plymouth Arts Centre and i-DAT collaboration. A international series of workshops and residencies. Artists and Curator; Stanza (UK) 8 February – 6 April, Cadu (Brazil) 11/01 – 11/04 and Basak Senova (Turkey) 19/01 – 09/02. 01/08

Aga, B. Phillips, M et al. A Series of 10 annual workshops: i-DAT Digital Arts workshop for CYP – Plymouth University in partnership with Widening Participation. 2005 – 2012

 

PUBLICATIONS

Aga, B. & Phillips, M. et al. (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, 2017.

Aga, B. (2017) 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. (2017) ‘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. & 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. Human Bias In Artificial Intelligence: Can we fix it? KWMC,  Bristol , UL, 29/11/2018

Aga, B., and Manton, C., ‘Disobedient AI,  Random String Festival , Coventry, UK, 15/11/2018

Aga, B., and Manton, C., ‘Things That Talk’, AI In Art – A FACT Late Night, FACT, Liverpool, UK, 25/09/2018.

Aga, B. ‘Data Deamons’,The 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts, Plymouth University, UK, 11/09/2017.

Aga, B., Sinker, R. and Phillips, M., M. Collaborating with Algorithms. Technarte. Bilabo, Spain. 12/05/2017

Aga, B.’Living Backwards: The [Artificially] Augmented Mental Image’, The Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, Plymouth, UK,  1-3/7/2016.

Aga, B. ‘Living Backwards:Artificially Augmented Memories.’, Digital Memory, Plymouth University, UK, 16/1/2017.

Aga, B. ‘Measuring quality’, The IBM Smart Conference. Plymouth, UK, 05/09 2014.

Aga, B. ‘Capture The Rapture.’,  Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, İstanbul, Turkey 27/7/2014.

Phillips, M., Aga, B., Corino, G. and Lock, S. Mass Body Index: Bio-OS, a Biological Operating System. ISEA2011 (http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/). Istanbul, Turkey. 20/09/2011

Aga, B. and Phillips, M. “Social Software Engineering”. Consciousness Reframed 9: Vienna, 3–5/07/2008

 

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., and Manton, C. ‘Women Reclaiming AI’, Arts Council England GFA Funds, Arts Council England, 14k  February 2019

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. ‘The Infinite Guide’, Arts Council England GFA Funds, Arts Council England, 14k, February 2018

Aga, B., Reith, A. and Hunt, C ‘Emoti-OS, Data Lab, Plymouth City Council, 2k, May 2017

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. ‘This is Where we Are with Tate Modern’,Arts Council England GFA Funds, Arts Council England. £14,790. April 2016

Aga, B., and Phillips, M.  ‘Business Case Investment’, Plymouth University, £100,000. 2015

Aga, B., Wood. H. and Riley, A. ‘Resurgam’, Arts Council England GFA Funds, Arts Council England, GFA £14,800. 2013

Aga, B., Wood. H. and Riley, A. ‘Resurgam’, Plymouth University, £24,800. 2013

Aga, B., Jense, E. and Phillips, M. Qualia with Cheltenham Festivals and Warwick University. NESTA Digital R&D Award. £127,000. 02/2013

Aga, B. and Phillips, M., i-DAT National Portfolio Organisation. Arts Council England. £ 176,690. 2012-15

Aga, B. and Phillips, M., i-DAT Organisational Development. Arts Council England. £9,995. 03/2012

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. Confluence Project, Beaford Arts and North Devon Biosphere. Arts Council England and Leader Four. £22,000. 02/2011

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. CO-OS, 12 month, British Council. £25,000. (2009-2010).

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. Research Fellowship- ‘Creative Producer’, 18 month, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, with partnership funding from AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. £58,000. (2008-2010).

Aga, B., Fournel, M. and Phillips, M. Canada Council for the Arts Grant – New Media Residencies: Marc Fournel. CA$30,000. 04/08

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. Station to Station (http://www.station2station.co.uk/) is developed through a partnership between Bere Ferrers and Calstock Parish Councils, Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Tamar Valley AONB, and West Devon Borough Council. £18,000. 25/02/08

Aga, B., Phillips, M., and Speed, C. ‘Cornwall Culture’. Interactive Pod Commission for Cornwall Arts Marketing. Member of the i-DAT development team. £125,000. 01/06.

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. Research Fellowship- ‘Outreach Curator’, 2 year, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, with partnership funding from AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. £63,000. (2005-2007).

Aga, B., and Phillips, M. Research Fellowship- ‘Outreach Curator’, 2 year, Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, with partnership funding from AimHigher and Plymouth City Council. £63,000. (2005-2007).

Aga, B. Dalgleish, C. Efergan, D. and El-Nahas, N. Public and Private Funding. £150k. 2001 – 2005

 

EDUCATION

University of Plymouth
PhD, Arts & humanities, ‘The art of conversing with relational things: a discursive design strategy for conversational AI”
2015 – [completion in 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