Co-Founder, Polytechnic, UK. PhD candidate, CRUMB.
Dominic Smith originally studied sculpture and electronic installation, and worked at Tyne and Wear Museums in the UK for five years in curatorial, outreach, and new media development roles. He is one of the founders of The Polytechnic, an artist’s group that re-purposes technology and explores open source methods of project development. The work of The Polytechnic has been included in exhibitions and festivals at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand, at the ICA in London; the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle and in Liverpool. Dominic is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland. His doctoral research examines the relationship between open source production methods, and art/curating methods.