Dr. Christian Nold


Dr. Christian Nold is an artist, designer and academic researcher building participatory technologies for collective representation. In the last decades he created innovative large-scale public art projects such as the widely acclaimed 'Bio Mapping' and 'Emotion Mapping' that have been staged with thousands of participants across sixteen countries. He developed experimental currencies: 'Bijlmer Euro' in Holland and the 'Suomenlinna Kuula' in Finland. He has written 'Mobile Vulgus', 'Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self', 'The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World' and 'Autopsy of an Island Currency'. He has given keynotes and public lectures across the world and been a teacher at Plymouth University, South Bank University and The Bartlett. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research associate in the Geography Department at UCL working on European citizen science projects.

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2011 - 2017

PhD - Device Studies of Participatory Sensing: Ontological Politics and Design Interventions (No Corrections), UCL, London

Multi-year ethnography and design interventions into the public practices of environmental pollution sensing. Supervisors: Professor Haklay (UCL) and Professor Gabrys (Goldsmiths).

2002 - 2004
MA - Interaction Design (Distinction), Royal College of Art, London
1996 - 1999
BA - Fine Art Intermedia (First Class), Kingston University, London

Academic Posts and Employment

2019 - now

Postdoctoral Research Associate UCL, London

Researcher for the 'EU.Citizen-Science' H2020 project. eu-citizen.science

2016 - 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate UCL, London

Project coordination and ethnography of the 'Doing It Together Science' H2020 project. www.togetherscience.eu

2011 - 2015

Research Associate UCL, London

Researcher for the 'EveryAware' FP7 project. www.everyaware.eu

2007 - 2012

Founder & Creative Director Softhook Design, London

Directing a team of freelancers to create large-scale public art projects.

2005 - 2012

University Teacher The Bartlett - UCL, London

Directing the 'Electronics Clinic' for physical computing and interactive programming for architects.

2005 - 2006

Part-Time Lecturer South Bank University, London

Teaching new media history to BA students.

2004 - 2005

Part-Time Lecturer IDAT - Plymouth University, UK

Teaching interactive programming (MEDA 121) and new media theory and practice (MEDA 125) to BA students.

2004 - now

Visiting Lecturer

Keynotes, lecturer and workshops at MIT, Yale, Stanford, Royal College of Art, Westminster University, UCL, Goldsmiths, TU Delft, Aalborg, KaosPilots, Middlesex, Turku, Nottingham, Birmingham, John Moore and Kingston University.

2000 - 2001
Interaction Designer Lowe Broadway, London

Monographs, Maps and Edited Books

Co-Edited Journal Special Issue

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

Conference Proceedings

Publications in Press

Publications in Review

Academic Editorship, Reviewership and Memberships

Successful Funding Bids

Large-scale Public Art Commissions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Selected Public and Keynote Lectures

CNN, New Scientist, BBC World Service, BBC, Discovery Channel, Slashdot, Art Forum, Guardian, The Observer, Art Monthly, Digicult, Washington Post, Boing Boing, Mute Magazine, Sleazenation, Telepolis, British Council, Sud Deutsche Zeitung, Chinese FHM, Dagbladet, Denver Post, Fast Company, Fibreculture, Furtherfield, LA Times, Liberation, Metro, Salt Lake Tribune, Time Out, USA Today, World Changing, Core77, We-Make-Money-Not-Art, Fast Company, Wonderland, Tank Magazine