Who We Are

Carina Westling is an independent experience designer, working with digital and live media, and innovative interface design. She is researching the influence of materialities on systems across immersive theatre and digital media, and collaborates with artists, scientists and HCI researchers.

Prior to digital media, Carina worked with performance and installations. Her performance practice has involved performance art as well as solo and company dance theatre work. More recently she has performed with Annika Ström and and participated in the making of short film. Her interactive installations are based on projection, audiovisual and sound work, and she has created sensor-based interactive spaces as well as online interactive performance spaces. Her practice is currently focused on exploring sound as a modality for embodied experiences of space, both real and virtual.

Carina is currently doing PhD research into interface and interaction design in immersive theatre to inform new perspectives on digital design. She has worked extensively with Punchdrunk as a participating researcher since 2012. She has a BA in Fine Art Sculpture and an MA in Digital Media Art from University of Brighton.

Jamie Wyld is a curator and professional in arts development, he has worked as visual arts officer for the Arts Council in London, Yorkshire and the South East, and has commissioned and curated art works, and supported artists’ development through a number of roles, including as Digital Arts Programmer at Showroom, Sheffield.

Jamie has been guest curator at Lovebytes International Digital Arts Festival and is co-director and founder of moving image platform, videoclub, creating national touring programmes in partnership with Film London. He works with digital culture agency Lighthouse in Brighton as Programme Curator, developing and curating the commissioning programme, exhibitions and contextual events, as well as the digital culture education programme.

In addition, Jamie is a Fine Art graduate, and has an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Sussex.

Peter Pavement is the founder and managing director of Surface Impression, a graphic design and web development company specialising in work for museums, arts organisations, education and charities.

Surface Impression produces around 30 projects a year for clients such as the Bodleian Libraries, the Jewish Museum, Arts Council England, National Archives, University of Brighton, University of Middlesex, Ashmolean Museum, Pallant House Gallery, Dorset County Museum, Fabrica, and Disability Arts Online.

As well as being responsible for the running of the company, Peter is involved in both editorial and technical production, having extensive technical skills for web, database and mobile app development. He also undertakes consultancy and training with clients for topics such as audience development, editing for the web, digital strategy and systems integration. Peter also speaks at conferences and contributes to heritage and arts events.