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 (automation, interconnectivity, sensing technologies and real-time data) can be shaped creatively to generate new cultural forms, stories and worlds. This work has implications for articulating a digital commons to inform shared values from which to redesign how we live together equitably in a warming world.

This work, is enthused with queer, black feminist and situated perspectives, and has ethical implications for stewarding new digital literacies at the intersection of art, science, technology and health.

My ambition is to broaden the field of cultural neuroscience to extend human intelligence with perceptual tools for stewarding our local environments.

I am Interim Director, Engaging Environments, creating spaces and capacities for knowledge exchange and co-production between diverse communities and NERC environmental scientists to reset equity and inclusion 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.

I hold a PhD in Applied Neuroscience from The University of Manchester and am an EAVE alumni of AudioVisual Production.

I am a champion of open research and global ambassador for Figshare and Digital Science.