About the speaker
Heather Raikes is an artist and creative director specializing in virtual and mixed reality, immersive experience design, and dynamic interfaces between the body and technological systems. For the past two decades, she has pioneered innovation in art and technology – probing, discovering and creating next-generation sensory experiences. Heather Raikes is currently creative director at 8ninths, leading virtual and mixed reality initiatives. She is also founder and creative director of Neopoetics, an art research platform for innovation in immersive media and kinesthetic experience design. Raikes’ artwork and ideas have been presented throughout the world. She has held media art faculty positions at the University of Washington, the University of California San Diego and Temple University. She also worked extensively in the early New York new media industry; was a founding partner of Silicon Alley interactive design collective Media Farm, and is a former modern dancer with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Heather Raikes holds a PhD from DXARTS, the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media; an MPS from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and an AB from Duke University. She completed postdoctoral research as an Advanced Research Associate with the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA), University of Plymouth, UK.
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At the heart of my practice, I aspire to compose moments. — Heather Raikes