My new book Performing Mixed Reality, written with Gabriella Giannachi, is available from MIT Press. For more details see the MIT Press webpage or Facebook page which also features news, videos and images.
I am currently the module convenor for: G52HCI Human Computer Interaction for undergraduate students. The module web site with the schedule, handouts and background materials is here. I also teach on the G53CCT Collaboration and Communication Technologies, and G54UBI Ubiquitous Computing modules.
My research addresses advanced interaction and communication technologies for rich and dynamic social interaction. Specific areas of interest include: mixed reality, augmented reality, virtual reality, physical interfaces, distributed systems and their application to entertainment and education.
- I have co-authored the book Performing Mixed Reality with Gabriella Giannachi (published by MIT Press). The book documents the emerging field of mixed reality performance, including the works of Blast Theory and other artists, and introduces our theory of trajectories to explain them alongside general extended user experiences
- A summary of major research themes and key papers to download
- A page of papers, presentations and videos related to my new conceptual framework on trajectories through interactive user experiences
- A broader listing of my publications can be obtained via my Google Scholar Profile
Tel: +44 (115) 951 4203
Fax: +44 (115) 951 4254
Department of Computer Science
I am in room C32 (front of second-floor, middle-wing) of the Computer Science building on the Jubilee Campus (please note that this is not the main campus).
Steve Benford is Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at Nottingham. He is head of the School of Computer Science, Director of the EPSRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre in Ubiquitous Computing for the Digital Economy, and is an EPSRC Dream Fellow. He has received best paper awards at CHI 2005, CHI 2009, CHI 2011, CHI 2012, won the 2003 Prix Ars Elctronica for Interactive Art, the 2007 Nokia Mindtrek award for innovative applications of ubiquitous computing, and has received four BAFTA nominations. He was elected to the CHI Academy in 2012. His book Performing Mixed Reality was published by MIT Press in 2011.
In my spare time, I play guitar and tenor banjo with The Phil Langran Band and also with Alamootie and the Big Jig Ceilidh Band. I also play electric guitar with Goose McCoy.
You can listen to some solo guitar pieces, find out about forthcoming gigs, and follow links to these various bands at www.myspace.com/stevebenford.
The Phil Langran Band new album launch will take place at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery on December 9th, from 19:30 onwards. All are welcome and admission is free.