Owen Kelly

Years as member: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023


Owen Kelly was born in Birkenhead, England, and lives in Helsinki, Finland.

He has worked as a community artist, cultural consultant, computer trainer and web designer, and is the author of several books, chapters and reports including Community, Art & The State (1984), and Digital Creativity (1995).

Currently he lectures in online media at Arcada, a university of applied science, while waiting to see if anyone accepts that he has completed his doctoral research at Aalto University. His thesis, Self Authorship & Ambient Learning, seeks to explore the often undiscussed pedagogical implications of immersive simulation and virtuality, and their relationship to meme theory.

Hs personal web site can be found at owenkelly.net. You can download his publications  from Dib Dib Dob.

Latest posts by Owen Kelly:

20 February 2019 15:41
The first Social Tools conference on September 28, 29 and 30 began with a series of presentations and finished with three whole-day workshops. One of these examined the idea of cultural democracy, which had first appeared in Britain in the 1980s as a theoretical end-point for the community arts...
08 December 2017 16:56
During this year’s edition of the Pixelache Festival Owen and Oliver conducted a curious workshop. It combined two seemingly disconnected activities: Making DIY Facecream and Making Collective Decisions. Within the framework of Convivial Mechanics this combination nevertheless made perfect sense....
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