Dave Miller : art portfolio

Artist statement

Stories

My art work focuses on participation and community; particularly modes of collaboration, political empowerment, challenging control and hierarchies of authorship. I explore the power within narratives, and many voices within a story (heteroglossia).

Politics and technology

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

Drawings and writing

My work often takes the form of political short stories and drawings, digital, drawn on the computer, or programmed. I make interactive stories, interactive fictions, hypertext fictions, networked stories, collaborative stories, story generators. I am currently working with mobile storytelling and Augmented Reality. I view my work as social comment - incorporating aspects of editorial drawings, political cartoons, journalism, satire, social realism, documentary.

Experiments

From 2012-13 I was the Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, working on the UNESCO project 'Crossing Media Boundaries: Adaptations and New Media Forms of the Book'. 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