Dr. Sheena Calvert is a philosopher/artist/designer and educator, working at both University of the Arts, London and the Royal College of Art. She has an active interest in the intersections between a wide range of creative disciplines, including practices ranging from typography and experimental book-works, to works involving sound/performance. She is particularly concerned with exploring the implications of emergent language-based technologies, including developments in ‘natural’ language technologies, which potentially impact on the future of human language. Her background in philosophy of language, aesthetics, and ethics provides a critical framework for these investigations, forming a larger body of theory and practice-based research, entitled ‘metalanguage’. Here, she explores the connections between language, philosophy, technology and politics, through both creative projects and writing.
Sheena is currently co-editing a special edition of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT), on the topic of ‘Language Games’, examining the shifting interfaces between language and human beings, language and machines, and machines and other machines.