Dr Drew Hemment

Hemment
Past Staff Member
Associate Director, August 2007 to July 2013
Art Curation, Open Data, Social Technologies, Smart Cities, Digital Innovation
Drew Hemment is Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster. His research explores the connections between people, emerging technologies and possible futures. This work is outward-facing, and Hemment acts as an intermediary, creating connections across the creative and digital economy spanning arts, policy, industry, research and various communities. Areas of research interest include Art Curation, Open Data, Social Technologies, Urban Interface, Digital Innovation, Knowledge Exchange, Locative Media, Open Source Culture. Co-Director of the MA in Professional Contemporary Arts Practice.

Current projects include The Creative Exchange, an AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub in the Creative Economy, and CaTalyST Citizens Transforming Society: Tools for Change (EPSRC). He is Founder and Director of FutureEverything, a non-profit organisation that runs year-round innovation labs and the UK's leading event showcasing and driving emerging trends in new media. Shortlisted for Big Chip 2011, Winner of Lever Prize 2010, Shortlisted for Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010 and Arts & Business Award 2010, Runner Up Lever Prize 2009, Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 for the artwork Loca: Set To Discoverable.

Updates and Outcomes

CX Funded PhD Studentships

Lancaster University is seeking to recruit five PhD students to participate in an exciting collaborative project with a range of academic and industrial partners in the creative and digital industries.

The five studentships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council via The...Read full update

First CX Management Meeting

First CX Management Meeting

The Creative Exchange is picking up pace after the first management meeting for 2012

The Creative Exchange Hub Management team members from Lancaster University, Newcastle University and The Royal College of Art met in Newcastle to make key decisions about how the Hub will develop over the...Read full update

Olympics Data Visualisation RND

OutcomeReport
Olympics Data Visualisation RND

Drew Hemment has been commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad in the Northwest to lead an RND project on the potential for data visualisation for London 2012. Millions of mouse clicks and thumb prints will generate a huge volume of data. Data is the material for datavisualisation artists, who sculpt,...More information

The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

Articleby Drew Hemment, Kevin Smith
The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

This article was published on Rhizome.org in May 2011 read article. ...Read full article

The Data Dimension

OutcomeExhibition
The Data Dimension

The Data Dimension exhibition at FutureEverything 2011 (Manchester, UK) featured a diversity of design and art projects which gesture towards a data-driven culture.  ...More information

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

A selection of leading edge data visualisations by Aaron Koblin, presented as a part of the Serendipity City exhibition at FutureEverything 2010

We live our lives surrounded by data.  ...Read full update

CX Funded PhD Studentships

Lancaster University is seeking to recruit five PhD students to participate in an exciting collaborative project with a range of academic and industrial partners in the creative and digital industries.

The five studentships are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council via The...Read full update

First CX Management Meeting

First CX Management Meeting

The Creative Exchange is picking up pace after the first management meeting for 2012

The Creative Exchange Hub Management team members from Lancaster University, Newcastle University and The Royal College of Art met in Newcastle to make key decisions about how the Hub will develop over the...Read full update

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

Data Visualisations selected by Aaron Koblin

A selection of leading edge data visualisations by Aaron Koblin, presented as a part of the Serendipity City exhibition at FutureEverything 2010

We live our lives surrounded by data.  ...Read full update

Prime Numerics data visualisation by Sosolimited

Prime Numerics data visualisation by Sosolimited

A live data visualisation by USA design group Sosolimited that remixes in realtime the 2010 UK election TV debate, curated by Drew Hemment.

The 2010 UK election TV debate featuring Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg was remixed in realtime in a datavisualisation artwork presented to a...Read full update

Data Visualisation: Interpreting Complexity - Aaron Koblin lecture at Futuresonic 2009

Event8 years, 2 months and 13 days ago
Data Visualisation: Interpreting Complexity - Aaron Koblin lecture at Futuresonic 2009

14th of May 2009, Manchester

Data Visualisation allows the representation of abstract concepts through visual means. Aaron's talk looks at the work of data visualisation artists and how they can help the understanding of complex environmental issues.

Aaron Koblin is an...Read full update

Open Lab - Environment 2.0 Design Principles

Event8 years, 2 months and 11 days ago
Open Lab - Environment 2.0 Design Principles

16th of May 2009, Manchester

A one day Open Lab unconference event exploring the theme of designing citizen science and mass participation projects on the environment, biodiversity and climate. It helped to evaluate the Environment 2.0 Participatory Mass Observation projects...Read full update

The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

Articleby Drew Hemment, Kevin Smith
The Data Dimension at FutureEverything 2011

This article was published on Rhizome.org in May 2011 read article. ...Read full article

Environment 2.0 Art Exhibition Curatorial Essay

Articleby Drew Hemment
Environment 2.0 Art Exhibition Curatorial Essay

The Environment 2.0 art theme at Futuresonic 2009 is the culmination of three years of activities in Manchester, Singapore, Lancaster and Berlin. It adds an engagement in the environment to the festival's now perennial themes of society, technology and the city, in an exhibition featuring thirty international artists and ten world premieres....Read full article

Pilot Carbon Audit

Articleby Drew Hemment, Paul Upham, Philip Boucher, Steve Connor, Holly Waterman

ImaginationLancaster and FutureEverything have worked in partnership with Tyndall Centre Manchester to help FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic) begin its work on measuring, managing and mitigating the festival's contribution to climate change. The Tyndall Centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists who together are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change through trans-disciplinary research...Read full article

You can find a list of Drew Hemment's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

Environment 2.0Environment 2.0 Environment 2.0 Investigating new forms of social sensing and participatory observation of local environment and climate.