TOM SMITH

 

 


Ancient History

 



In 1990 I was a founder member of an arts collective in Birmingham called Fine Rats International. We organised large scale Son et Lumiere installations in disused factories, Under Spaghetti Junction and in Vacant Industrial Units funded by the West Midlands Development Agency.

Performance Magazine 1992, p75 http://tomsmith.webfactional.com/tomsmithcv/Performance-Magazine-65-66-Spring-1992.pdf

After an MA in Hypermedia Design at Coventry University I taught on Gillian Crampton Smith’s innovative animation course at the RCA and at ARTEC http://emare.eu/member/artec , an organisation teaching long-term unemployed digital media and coding skills.

AntiromIntroAndToy01_15fps from antirom on Vimeo.

I was coding tutor on the seminal Antirom project http://www.antirom.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antirom https://vimeo.com/81723910

I joined Ultralab, Anglia Polytechnic University’s Learning Technnology Research Lab in 1994. I developed an online community tool called Spinalot, and was invited to work with Apple’s Advanced Technology Group in Cupertino. http://rubble.heppell.net/archive/spinalot/media/spinalot.pdf Spinalot was later used as evidence in a patent troll case against Facebook that Facebook’s features had already been created and were public domain.