Erinma Ochu

neuroscientist in London, UK

Erinma Ochu

neuroscientist in London, UK

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Storyteller, neuroscientist and organiser-curator of #OpenLight, a climate and culture equity platform for artists & cultural entrepreneurs experimenting with storytelling, open data and emerging technologies (AI, Sensors, Genetics, XR) for worldmaking. An EAVE graduate and original curator of DocFest Exchange, as development executive at B3 Media, Erinma set up B3 TalentLab, which continues today.

Erinma's transdisciplinary research is concerned with considering the collective reimagining of life forms in post-carbonfutures. This work aims to develop new cultural literacies in a warming world. Erinma leads the arts practice case study, of Patterns in Practice, which examines cultures of machine learning and data mining. Erinma is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the School of Information.

Erinma is co-director of Squirrel Nation with artist, research and designer, Caroline Ward. Squirrel Nation are visiting JUSTAI fellows of the Ada Lovelace Institute, reimagining AI through the lens of Sylvia Wynter's The Ceremony must be found: After Humanism.

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#OpenLight researcher-practitioners include Naomi Mwasambiili, CEO of Livy Africa developing an Eco, Research and Innovation Village and decolonising value chains in Tanzania, Anita Shervington, Director of BLASTFEST, developing the cultural case for STEM investments, Dr (Ying) Lia Li, CEO of quantum sensing start up, Zero Point Motion, artist, Maya Chowdhry developing exhibit, Galvanising Change using wearable sensors and machine learning for anti-racist climate storytelling and artist, Nwando Ebizie, creator of Distorted Constellations an immersive, sensory, labyrinthine environment informed by the artist's lived experience of Visual Snow.

#OpenLight is powered by cultural innovation to decolonise tech through minoritised invention.

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