Pip Thornton

University of Edinburgh

Artist / Researcher

Speaker Biography

Pip Thornton is a post-doctoral research associate in Creative Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Her doctoral thesis, Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, put forward a theoretical, political and artistic critique of Google’s search and advertising platforms.

She has presented in a variety of venues including the London Science Museum, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Alan Turing Institute and at the transmediale festival of art and digital culture in Berlin. Her work has featured in WIRED UK and New Scientist, and a collection from her artistic intervention {poem}.py is currently on display at the Open Data Institute in London. A new exhibition was shown at the Glucksman Gallery in Cork, Ireland as part the 2019 Electronic Literature Organisation Conference & Media Arts Festival.

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