Adam Parkinson is a researcher on the Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) project, Goldsmiths, which is currently developing and testing haptic devices for visually impaired audio engineers. He also likes running Pure Data on anything he can get his hands on: for a while this was the iPhone, and currently this is the BeagleBoard, a single board computer. He uses this to perform in a duo with Atau Tanaka.
Adam completed his PhD in Music at Culture Lab / ICMUS, Newcastle University, using Gilles Deleuze and Object Oriented Philosophy to explore a philosophy of listening and interogate our relationship with new musical technologies.
As a musician and programmer he has worked with Kaffe Matthews, Arto Lindsay, Phill Niblock and Rhodri Davies. His music ranges from glitchy techno to skewed electronic ‘pop’, and he has been released on Entr’acte records. When he’s not being noisy he likes to go on long psychogeographic journeys around London whilst pretending to be JG Ballard, and he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of post-war American hardboiled crime fiction.