Drew Hemment

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2010FHonorary Resident
SHonorary Resident

Dr. Drew Hemment is an artist, curator and researcher based in Manchester England. Recent projects have been on open data, remote collaboration, new mobilities and environmental mass observation. He is Director and Founder of FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic), and is Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University rated among the top UK universities for research in art and design. He was Winner of the Lever Prize 2010, shortlisted for Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010, and received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 for the artwork Loca: Set To Discoverable. His work has been covered prominently by New York Times, BBC and NBC, and he has served on many prominent international Art Juries including UNESCO DigiArts. He was instrumental in the emergence of the field of Locative Media, and has curated numerous exhibitions on art and social technologies, including the first major art exhibition on mobile and locative media (Mobile Connections, 2004) and the first major art exhibition on social networking (Social Networking Unplugged, 2008). He was involved in seminal events in late 1980s UK electronic dance culture, and was the DJ at the biggest peace time mass arrest in British history. In 1999, awarded a PhD at Lancaster University, and in 2009, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK).