Erinma Ochu

Academic in Bristol, London

Erinma Ochu

Academic in Bristol, London

Dr Erinma Ochu is Wallscourt Associate Professor of Immersive Media in the College of Art, Technology and Environment at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Joining UWE Bristol in September 2022 from MMU, they are a member of the Digital Cultures Research Centre and teach on the Virtual and Extended Realities MA.

Building on a background in neuroscience, storytelling and emerging technologies, Erinma’s transdisciplinary research is focused on generating a planetary agenda, #PostCarbonFutures, which considers Extended Reality as a space to re-examine possibilities for life, co-existence and what it means to feel alive.

They currently enjoy research collaborations as storytelling lead on national climate justice initiative, Engaging Environments (UKRI-NERC) and as arts lead on Patterns in Practice (UKRI-AHRC) which examines cultures, values and beliefs in practitioners’ use of machine learning.

Erinma is co-director of Squirrel Nation with artist, designer and researcher, Caroline Ward, making work that considers co-existence as an ethic. Squirrel Nation have held fellowships and residencies with Manchester International Festival/ Jerwood, INIVA/ Stuart Hall Library and JUSTAI/ Ada Lovelace Institute. Squirrel Nation are alumni of the Stuart Hall Artist and Scholars Network.

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