Dr. Luke Hespanhol is a media artist, researcher, lecturer, interaction designer and software developer based in Sydney, Australia.
His practice investigates the potential of media art to create engaging experiences that lead to reflection on the relationship between individuals and the immediate environment around them. He has explored these possibilities of public expression through the development of interactive media installations for academic research, galleries and public art festivals, including multiple editions of Vivid Sydney.
Luke holds a PhD from the Design Lab, University of Sydney, researching interactive media architecture and the user-centred design of hybrid urban environments.
He is a former guest researcher at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication at Aarhus University, Denmark, and resident at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria. Luke is a lecturer in Computational Design at UNSW Australia and Co-Chair for both Workshops and the Student Competition at the Media Architecture Biennale 2016.