Mike Thompson

Artist / Designer

Mike is a critical designer, researcher and educator, instinctively drawn to the obscure corners of technological research. Stimulating collaborations with experts from the life to computer sciences, he generates extraordinary processes and tools to challenge society’s preconceptions. In 2014, Mike co-founded Thought Collider with Susana Cámara Leret, an experimental, critical art/design research practice based in Amsterdam. Their work focuses on the exploration of the meanings and values that can be derived from alternative ways of experiencing built and mediated environments, motivated by emerging technologies. Mike is additionally co-founder of The Data & Ethics Working Group, a collaborative research team exploring public interaction with data access, exchange and retrieval systems, and ethics of data ownership.