Ben Dalton

I'm looking at how to design for digital pseudonymity. I'm particularly interested in anonymous pseudonyms, like the nom de plumes authors used to use all the time, and whether they can exist in digital spaces dominated by massive capacity for information processing and archiving. I'm currently interviewing puppet performers to understand better how experts control and co-perform character identities. I've also recently been running workshops on elf worker rights, and giving microphones cute guinea pig personalities. I'm a principal lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan and a PhD researcher at the RCA.

I'll be tweeting descriptions of some of the daemons of everyday life, like the tooth fairy or the printer goblin. And distributing copies of the directory in the US during the launch week.