Peter Ride is ;Principal Research Fellow in Visual Culture. Through commissioning and producing new work, he is addressing the way that artists can use digital technology and develop new forms and systems that enable them to create innovative work. He is also exploring the processes of new media arts production, including how the roles of curators and producers of new media are changing and investigating the ways that digital arts projects are developed out of collaborative research with industry and academic sectors.
Peter is the Artistic Director of DA2, Digital Arts Development Agency, an organisation that develops commissions, artist residencies and curatorial training schemes. This role provides the focus for his research activity at Westminster through action research involving new projects. Previously he was the Arts Programme co-ordinator for Artec, the Arts Technology Centre, London (1995-7), and Director of the Cambridge Darkroom Gallery (1992-5). He was educated at the Australian National University.
This is a selection of publications, more can be found on WestminsterResearch, our online research repository.
Dewdney, Andrew and Ride, Peter (2013) The digital media handbook. 2nd edition. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415699914 (In Press)
Ride, Peter (2012) The narrative of technology: understanding the effect of New Media artwork in the museum. In: Macleod, Suzanne and Hourston Hanks, Laura and Hale, Jonathan, (eds.) Museum making: narratives, architectures, exhibitions. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 267-276. ISBN 9780415676038
Ride, Peter (2012) #CitizenCurators. , 27 Jul - 12 Aug 2012, Museum of London.
Ride, Peter (2011) Enter the gallery. Public: Art, Culture, Ideas, 44 . pp. 80-90. ISSN 0845-4450
Ride, Peter (2008) David Rokeby: plotting against time. , 26 Jan - 16 Mar 2008, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Rokeby, David and Ride, Peter (2007) David Rokeby: silicon remembers carbon. In: Foundation for Art and Technology (FACT), 19 Apr - 25 May 2007, Liverpool.
Ride, Peter (2006) Timeless: time, landscape and new media. In: Images Festival Toronto, 25 - 30 Mar 2006, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay, Toronto, Canada.
Dewdney, Andrew and Ride, Peter (2005) The new media handbook. Media Practice . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 0415307112
Prophet, Jane and Ride, Peter (2004) Active daydreaming: the nature of collaboration. In: Fusco, Maria, (ed.) Wonderful: visions of the near future book. UNKNOWN, pp. 66-70.
Jerram, Luke and Ride, Peter (2002) Tide. In: Images festival 2002, 13 - 21 Apr 2002, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
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