Dave Miller : art portfolio

Artist statement

I work as both artist and academic. In my art I tell political stories which engage with current issues and forces affecting our lives.

I focus on participation and community, collaboration, political empowerment, challenging control and hierarchies of authorship.

My work is usually in the form of stories and drawings. I mix news, social and political issues, social injustices, with personal experience, views and observations. I make drawings and cartoons, journalism, satire, social realism, documentary.

Many of my works are digital, programmed, networked, net art, exploring the participatory aspects of networked and emerging technologies.

I experiment with (and teach) interactive stories in all their forms - interactive fictions, networked stories, collaborative stories, generative.

I am interested in the aesthetics of protest, political art, art as a political tool, the overlap of art and technology, interventions, tactical media.

I have recently worked with Augmented Reality and the aesthetics of augmentation. From 2012-13 I was a Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, on the UNESCO project 'Crossing Media Boundaries: Adaptations and New Media Forms of the Book'. Here I created two experimental books, exploring the future of the book and Augmented Reality.

Sherwood Rise, the world's first augmented book on Vimeo

Project research: http://www.davemiller.org/blog/

Sherwood Rise - the story begins here