Tom Flint

Biography

Tom started as a BT apprentice. BT paid for him to undertake part time study and he gained a place at Royal Holloway University of London studying a BSc in Computer Science and Management Studies. During his final year at University Tom founded a publishing company which launched two titles, The Lock a guide for Camden and Sleaze Nation a youth culture and style magazine that is considered influential.

Tom spent much of the nineties launching digital projects that had short lives, DJing badly in the trendiest clubs in London and being a stereotypical Shoreditch type. He was eventually head hunted by Urban Outfitters when they launched in Europe. He worked there for some time, started a family, left work and studied an MA in Digital Media at London Metropolitan University.

Tom has worked in higher education for over 15 years, his first job was teaching HTML to prisoners who had never seen the Web. He graduated from a PhD titled "Appropriating interaction" in 2016.

Tom's research interests focus on cultural heritage, the creative industries and computing's role in these disciplines. His work explores the use of digital media and computing technology to communicate art collections and visitor attractions. An accomplished practitioner and creative technologist, Tom collaborates with artists to produce interactive work.`

Tom is public engagement lead for the School of Computing. He is an advocate for the transformative power of taking control of technology. Tom runs projects and events that introduce children and young people to computing.

News

Events

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • MEMorial project, including Tom Flint awarded residency at The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Tom Flint on Alt-W awards panel

 

Invited Speaker

  • Computer Science Seminar Contemporary Sculpture, Computing and Blended Space at Keele university
  • Adapting to Covid-19: Creating Memorable Experiences in Virtual Spaces
  • Invited Talk - I do believe in Fairies I do I do. University of Sunderland research seminar.
  • Tom Flint Panel Speaker at Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Interface Immersive Experience Event

 

Media Activity

  • Build your own 'digital Lego' sculptures in Jupiter Artland’s Minecraft experience
  • Explore a virtual sculpture park in Minecraft with Jupiter Artland’s open source digital playground
  • Jupiter Artland opens virtual sculpture park in Minecraft.
  • Jupiter Artland in Minecraft reported in national press.
  • STV Report on Science Festival includes School of Computing lecturers
  • Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire Video features Tom Flint

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • School of Computing at Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
  • School of Computing at Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
  • Tom Flint and School of Computing at Maker Faire
  • School of Computing at local Maker Faire
  • School of Computing display at Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
  • Student Work displayed at National Maker Faire
  • Mini Maker Faire features School of Computing

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for the Journal Digital Creativity

 

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Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., Jamieson, K., & Muir, L. (2020, August)
Digi-Mapping: Unpacking meaning of place through Creative Technology. Paper presented at ACHS 2020 FUTURES – Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, University College London, UK
Personal meaning attached to space through digital media gives rise to contested narratives and reveals a polyvocality of place (Farman, 2018). Attributing meaning or ensoulme...

Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019

Exhibition / Performance
Flint, T. Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019. [https://www.list.co.uk/event/1303469-blended-interactions-exhibition-2019/]. 3 August 2019 - 3 August 2019. (Unpublished)

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Flint, T. Blended Interactions Exhibition 2019. [https://www.list.co.uk/event/1303469-blended-interactions-exhibition-2019/]. 3 August 2019 - 3 August 2019. (Unpublished
Farmingdale State College, New York and Edinburgh Napier University Enjoy visions of tomorrow with a glass of wine. Celebrating the third year of collaboration between the tw...

Eidolon360 – A VR Experience

Conference Proceeding
Hood, B., & Flint, T. (2018)
Eidolon360 – A VR Experience. In Proceedings of xCoAx 2018
Eidolon360 is a virtual reality artwork and experience that is interacted with through VR headsets. The viewer, reclining on a bed within the exhibition space, experiences a 3...

Psychogeography With Technology

Presentation / Conference
Flint, T., Grandison, T., & Barrett, H. (2018, November)
Psychogeography With Technology. Poster presented at Engage 2018
No abstract available.

Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line

Presentation / Conference
O’Keefe, B., & Flint, T. (2018, November)
Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line. Paper presented at FACT2 Symposium: Virtual Immersive Pedagogy
No abstract available.

Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line

Presentation / Conference
O’Keefe, B., Flint, T., Friedman, E., & Benyon, D. (2018, October)
Designing Mixed Reality Experiences and Pedagogies on the NYC High Line. Poster presented at Celebration of Scholarship
No abstract available.

Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children

Journal Article
Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018)
Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601
This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fideli...

Blended Spaces Exhibition

Exhibition / Performance
Flint, T., & O'Keefe, B. Blended Spaces Exhibition. [https://blendedspaces.tumblr.com/]. Exhibited at Patchogue New York. 4 August 2018. (Unpublished)

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Flint, T., & O'Keefe, B. Blended Spaces Exhibition. [https://blendedspaces.tumblr.com/]. Exhibited at Patchogue New York. 4 August 2018. (Unpublished
The Blended Spaces Exhibition at Mineca Arthouse Patchogue New York is an exhibition of work conducted during an exchange with Farmingdale State College. The exhibition highl...

Mixing and re-purposing realities.

Conference Proceeding
Flint, T., Hall, L., & Stewart, F. (2018)
Mixing and re-purposing realities. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.39
This paper discusses a mixed reality that intertwines two parallel spaces, a real and a virtual contemporary sculpture park. With the goal to create a game that motivated chil...

Psychogeography With Technology

Presentation / Conference
Grandison, T., Flint, T., & Barrett-Duncan, H. (2018, July)
Psychogeography With Technology. Presented at 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), Belfast
This submission is a co-created map of Wester Hailes which draws from methods of psychogeography. The map is touch sensitive. Touching pictures on the map triggers bespoke aud...

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