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Michael Day

Digital media artist, lecturer, and researcher

My art practice is focused on digital technologies and the potential implications of their increasing entanglement with all aspects of contemporary experience. I usually make moving image pieces, audio works, installations, and graphic/print works.

I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate at Sheffield Hallam University, where my artistic research is concerned with experiences of distractibility that are said to have emerged alongside the recent widespread adoption of digital communications technologies. My research asks questions about whether compulsive engagement with digital media should be seen as ‘information overload’, or as a desirable retreat into enjoyable technological distraction, and the consequences of ‘machine attention’.

I’m also a part-time senior lecturer in fine art at Staffordshire University, where I mostly work with third year and postgraduate students.