Erinma Ochu

Storyteller in London, UK

Erinma Ochu

Storyteller in London, UK

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My research seeks to reconfigure the ways in which the digital revolution, which will be rapidly advanced through automation, interconnectivity, machine learning and real-time data (industry 4.0), is shaped at the intersection of open scientific and artistic cultures to construct collective consciousness of alternate realities.

My ambition is to collectively reimagine and perform how we can live together equitably and ethically and what shared values, leadership and governance is needed to ensure there is communal ownership and sharing of new digital literacies. This work, infused from queer, black feminist and situated perspectives, has implications for stewarding planetary and digital health.

Fostering a commons, my ambition is to broaden the field of cultural neuroscience to develop collectively intelligent perceptual tools for anyone to steward their micro-environments to enable us to thrive in a warming world.

I am Interim Director, Engaging Environments, creating spaces and capacities for knowledge exchange and co-inquiry between diverse communities and NERC environmental scientists to reset inclusive agendas around the climate crisis.

I am co-founder of Squirrel Nation, which was recently awarded one of 4 Ada LoveLace/ Just AI creative fellowships funded by AHRC.

I am Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Communications at MMU and hold a Wellcome grant focused on Stewarding the Digital Commons.