Tobias Revell is an artist and designer, sort of. Spanning different disciplines and media his work addresses the urgent need for critical engagement with material reality through design, art and technology. Recent work has looked at the idea of technology as a territory, how and through which tools futures are imagined, rendering software and the futility of computing nature, video games and the occult and supernatural in pop culture discussions of technology.

He is Design Futures Lead at Arup and formerly Programme Director of Graphic Design Communication at London College of Communication, UAL and founding director of design research consultancy Strange Telemetry and a founding member of Supra Systems Studio. He is also currently just over one half of research and curatorial power-brand Haunted Machines. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education and Academy and is currently undertaking a PhD in Design at Goldsmiths about the intersection of computer graphics and so-called artificial intelligence through critical practice. 

He holds a BA Hons. (1st) in Design for Interaction and Moving Image from the London College of Communication and an MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art from which he graduated in July 2012.

tobias@tobiasrevell.com
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Upcoming
March 2022 – Haunted Machines Talk, Humber Street Gallery.
2021/22 – ‘The Hermetic Machine’ in Phantoms of Design, Onomatopee Press.
2021/22 – Chapter for Perspecta 54, MIT Press
2021/22 – ‘Can you Grab That?’ chapter in Towards a Realm of Materiality
2021/22 – Chapter on future of design schools in Design Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Applications for Educators, Routledge
2021/22 – Foreword in forthcoming book on Computer Graphics, Ginkgo Press
Last updated: 05.2020