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Alex May is a British artist exploring a wide range of digital technologies, most notably video projection onto physical objects (building on the technique known as video mapping or projection mapping by using his own bespoke software), also interactive installations, generative works, full-size humanoid robots, performance, and video art.

Featured Works

My Robot Companion

Robot based project that asks what do we want from robots in our homes and challenges our preconceptions and ethical viewpoints through boredom, fidgeting, and face touching.

Shadows of Light

Contemplative interactive digital video installation exploring the concept of “slow interaction” where the visitor is rewarded for standing still.

Algorithmic Photography

Creating photographs from video using digital algorithms.

News

Virtual Tour of Our Friends Electric exhibition

HARR1 and the Antisocial Swarm Robots are on show at QUAD Derby until September 10th. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, or if it’s a little far to travel, you can explore the Our Friends Electric exhibition virtually right now:

Francis Crick Institute commission

Alex May Arts has been awarded a prestigious art commission to design and create a captivating new digital artwork for permanent installation in the front window of the Francis Crick Institute in London.

Sequence VR at Imperial College Festival

Sequence VR will be at the Imperial College Festival in London on Sunday, May 7th. This new version – previously shown at Oxford’s Museum of History of Science (pictured) – features synchronised smells to augment the virtual reality experience.