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Michael Smyth

Associate Professor
Edinburgh Napier University
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Michael Smyth is an Associate Professor in the Interaction Design and Creativity research group at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He grew up in a generation that can remember men landing on the moon, he listened to the music of Ziggy and dreamt about a future and things that did not yet exist. He likes to tell stories, not stories about the past, but stories about our futures. His hope is that these stories allow us to better understand our world and our place in it and critically what that could be like in the future. During the day Michael researches and teaches in the fields of interaction design and human computer interaction. He is intrigued by the space between people and technology. Michael is a Co-Director of the Edinburgh Creative Informatics Partnership funded through the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Industries Cluster Programme. He is also a co-investigator on the SpeculativeEDU project funded under the Erasmus+ initiative. Previously, he has worked on European Commission projects funded under Horizon2020, FP7, FP6 and FP5 initiatives and is the co-editor of the book entitled “Digital Blur: Creative Practice at the Boundaries of Architecture, Design and Art”.

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