Announcing the new BOM Fellows

We’re excited to announce the new cohort of BOM Fellows, joining us from September 2019.

We will be welcoming nine new Fellows into the cohort, making a total of 17, the largest number of BOM Fellows to date.

This includes five new neurodivergent practitioners, increasing neurodivergence within the Fellows community to 35%.

The new Fellows are:

Matthew Evans – experimental musician and Doctoral Researcher at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, exploring data sonification;

Rosa Francesca – digital artist and musician, specialising in biofeedback and facial recognition technology;

Matthew Gale – biologist turned artist, examining scenarios where biotechnology, in a possible future, aims to provide solutions to some of the issues we tackle today;

Rachel Henaghan – paramedic turned artist, using biosensing technologies to create immersive light and sound installations, exploring space and wellbeing;

Kruse – artist developing the ‘AuT Crone’ – an autonomous, part human, part digital cyborg reporting on a global climate crisis;

Edie Jo Murray – creative practitioner, using augmented and virtual reality and digital artworks, to explore the space between real and not real;

Jessica Rose – open source software advocate, working with Mozilla on strategy for developer facing programs, and enabling accessible tech education;

Lily Wales – artist exploring the UKs nuclear missile initiative, Trident, using programmable technologies;

Sonja Zelic – artist exploring selective mutism and the autistic body, using biometric data, sound, image and text.

They will join eight existing Fellows: Harmeet Chagger-Khan, Katie Day, Melissa Grant, Ben Neal, John Sear, Rebekah Tolley-Georgiou, Diane Wiltshire and Frances Yeung.

For the first time, neurodivergent Fellows will benefit from additional access funds including specialist mentoring from WEBworks.

BOM gratefully acknowledges support from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation towards this programme.