Dr Chris Hales, Associate Researcher, NCAD- SMARTlab PhD Supervisor
Chris specialises in the ‘interactive moving image’, as practitioner, educator and researcher. His 2006 PhD ‘Rethinking the Interactive Movie’ developed the concept of ‘movie as interface’. Subsequently he has supervised doctoral students at SMARTlab, the Slade School of Fine Art, and (starting 2013) at Liepaja University (Latvia) where he holds a Docentship.
He has published widely in the field of interactive moving image, including several book chapters, and has co-edited two academic journal editions. He has taught over 130 short workshops in various European universities as well as giving numerous conference presentations.
Chris’s interactive film installations and performances have been presented far and wide, from ARTEC95 in Nagoya to Moscow’s ‘Tactile Cinema’ in 2012. His work was included in the landmark 2003 ‘Future Cinema’ exhibition curated by ZKM. In 2008 he exhibited a retrospective of most of his films in a 9-room labyrinth as part of the Prague Triennale.