Dane Watkins

Dane Watkins 18/10/1965-07/05/2022.

Dane was a Lecturer in Illustration: Interactive Narrative and had over a decade’s experience of a research based, context-responsive practice that examines how conventional drawing and animation practices can be developed and shown in digital environments such as the web, computer driven installation, hand held devices and pervasive media.

Dane was working on a practice-based PhD that explores the survey as artistic practice and how communication technologies and database management systems can be used as a material by artists as well as project evaluators within the field of cultural production at Falmouth University.

Drawing curious creatures from organic and mechanical parts and attempting to capture them inside micro-controllers with binary outputs structure my exploration of the extensions of a data driven society whilst teaching interactive narrative and undertaking research into the value of playfulness in data collection.