Monash University, CSIRO, The University of Tokyo
Danielle Wilde (AU/FR) thinks, writes, moves and makes to understand how technology might pair with the body to poeticise experience. Her research blurs boundaries between a number of disciplines and questions the divide between art and everyday life. She has a particular interest in participation, and the democratizing value of clumsiness. Her work questions how we design, create and live.
She has an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in London, undertook the LEM (Laboratory of Movement Study) at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, has a background in circus arts, and recently completed a PhD in Body-Technology-Poetics at Monash University (Fine Art) and CSIRO (Materials Sciences and Engineering), in Australia.
Her PhD, titled Swing That Thing : moving to move. The poetics of embodied engagement, investigates the poetic valence of different approaches to physically engaging body-worn technologies. The research took place at a number of institutions and organisations, as well as in people's homes and private spaces. It includes the OWL project, which is being shown at ISEA.
In 2010 Danielle was the Australian Prime Minister’s Australia Award research scholar at The University of Tokyo Ishikawa Komuro (now Ishikawa Oku) Laboratory. In 2009 she was visiting researcher at The Pervasive Interaction Lab, Open University, UK; The Creative Systems Lab, Sussex University, UK; The Department of Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, UK; and on several occasions in 2007 and 2009 at STEIM Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, in Amsterdam, for OWL and other projects.