Luke Hespanhol


Dr Luke Hespanhol is a Brazilian-Australian lecturer, researcher and artist. His practice investigates the potential of interactive media to create engaging experiences that lead to reflection on the relationship between individuals and the immediate environment around them. He has explored these possibilities of public expression through the development of interactive media installations for academic research, galleries and public art festivals, including multiple editions of Vivid Sydney. Luke holds a PhD from the Design Lab, University of Sydney, researching interactive media architecture and the user-centred design of hybrid urban environments. His research spans a wide spectrum of interactive media applications, from urban media art and generative media to responsive environments, technology-mediated social interactions, digital placemaking, urban informatics, smart cities, digital storytelling and media architecture. Luke is a lecturer in Design and Computation at the University of Sydney, where he is also Lead Designer and Curator for the Footbridge Gallery, a pioneering hybrid public space designed for learning an research on display.