James Medd is an artist, musician, and educator. His work comprises entertainment, accessibility, and whimsy. He likes to make physical and digital things, for both fun and functionality. In the past he’s made sculptures that move and respond to natural human input, inserted technology into some unusual places – including kettles and letterboxes – filtered popular culture down to morbid and inane minutiae, and transferred electronic circuits to canvas.
Most recently, James has been developing the Awkward Arcade, a real life experimental video arcade, showcasing games that make you move and think in ways uncommon in mainstream games culture.'
James's talk is entitled "Oh shit, I actually built an arcade", and will be talking about his journey as a mild-mannered studio engineer, interactive artist, 'technical innovator' (old job title), and eventual builder of an experimental video game arcade.