Ben Hooker & Shona Kitchen are artists and designers who, since graduating from the Royal College of Art in London in 1997, have collaborated extensively. Typically, their work deals with interactive technologies in urban contexts. Their projects explore new spatial experiences that are the result of intangible computer-generated “data landscapes” merging with real spaces. Using technology to enhance and enrich rather than distract from the culture and aesthetics of their surroundings, their projects are realized using a network of collaborators; they work with manufacturers on practical commissions such as interactive museum exhibits and public artworks, with research scientists on more investigational projects that culminate in user-studies with particular communities, and with each other on conceptual projects that create foundations for more applied projects to follow.

Please visit their websites – www.benhooker.com and www.shonakitchen.com – to see their projects.