Kat Austen

Kat is a succession of experiences and an assemblage of aspirations. She is also a person. Her interactive works explore embodied routes into themes of environment, social justice and digital culture, exploring networks of unseen influence and truth-seeking actions through multimedia experiential means. She lectures at University College London’s Arts and Sciences BASc, and is Artist in Residence in UCL’s Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences. She consults broadly on interdisciplinarity, and is Head of Research and Design at iilab. She worked as an environmental chemist at the University of Cambridge and editor of New Scientist’s CultureLab and holds a PhD in chemistry from UCL. She still writes occaisonally on art, science-art, culture, science and history of science for media such as Nature, New Scientist and The Guardian.