Luminous Cities is supported by the TALISMAN User Fellowship scheme. The TALISMAN project is based in the Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy (CSAP) at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London.
Gavin Baily is the founder of TraceMedia, producing visualisations, mapping and digital arts projects. He is has collaborated with a broad range of clients including arts organisations, museums, broadcasters, and research departments.
His recent projects have focused on the creative possibilities of large scale cultural, social media and geo-spatial archives. In a collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute he is researching the cultural biases in the geography of Wikipedia, and with UCL he is examining how social media platforms describe urban space. This research grew out of the project Data-Art, a partnership with University of Westminster and the BBC.
Prior to TraceMedia Gavin held a number of research positions at organisations including the University of Cambridge, Space Syntax, BBC and the Royal College of Art.
His digital artworks have been shown internationally at venues including Ars Electronica, ICA, Victoria & Albert Museum, ZKM, Transmediale, FutureEverything, ISEA, and the ICC Tokyo.
Sarah has worked on all of TraceMedia's projects as the designer. Prior to this she has had extensive experience illustrating and designing educational and interactive content for clients including Pearson, BBC and Channel 4.