Dr. Constance Fleuriot
Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England
Dr Constance Fleuriot is a Research Associate at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, University of the West of England, based in the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, UK. She is working with Professor Jon Dovey on an AHRC funded Knowledge Transfer Fellowship investigating the language, aesthetics and value of pervasive media, attempting to capture the emerging field of practice around the pervasive media studio and what the new business models might be.
She has a lengthy involvement with innovative technologies, both in her own arts practice and also as one of the principal investigators on the Mobile Bristol Project, investigating the social impact of emerging pervasive and mobile technologies. After Mobile Bristol she founded featherhouse, an independent family collective of digital, social and pervasive media consultants, which in 2010 launched fashionpopcorn.com, a new network for creative people working in film, fashion and digital media. Constance has worked as a consultant in user research and locative media design for clients in industry and education, facilitating location-based mixed-media projects with a variety of user communities. Her current interests encompass exploring ethical issues associated with pervasive technology, including the accessibility of production and consumption of pervasive applications, and where romantic fiction might fit into all of this. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts