Nicola Plant is a movement artist, coder and researcher with a PhD in Media Art and Technology at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Nicolas research interests are human movement and expression, embodiment, intersubjectivity and the vicarious experience of empathy. Nicola’s research asks: What qualities of movement convey the intangible aspects of human experience? What does it mean to be embodied? How can technology augment or embody the experience of embodiment? Specialising in motion capture, she makes movement-based interactive installations and experiences. Nicola has been resident at Fish Island Labs. A creative platform for emerging artists and technologists run by the Barbican Centre and The Trampery. Her work has been presented at exhibitions and conferences worldwide.
Previously Nicola has worked as a Research Assistant for Teaching London Computing Project, at the Education Lab at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. She develops teaching resources and applications to inspire and engage school teachers and students in computing and with new technologies. She has over 6+ years of experience in peer-to-peer computing teaching and leading creative coding workshops.
A mirror to explore the contagious phenomenon of interacting with embodiment.
An installation abstracting human expression of pain into mechanical gesticulations.
A VR based installation that immerses the participant with glowing particles that interact with the body.