COLLABORATORS

Introducing some of the ARKOLOGY collective; a team of collaborating artists, multimedia designers and socially-minded entrepreneurs investigating human-centred technologies for artistic expression, digitally-mediated spatial environments and commons-oriented peer-production.

Ross Eyre - Arkology Collaborator - Multimedia designer

Ross Eyre

Multimedia Designer & Sustainability Researcher | Cape Town, ZA

Designing & synthesising new ideas, forms and socio technical systems is Ross’s self-prescribed calling. He’s lured by ‘wicked’ problems and the contradictions they surface. Ross has a broad understanding of emerging technologies, particularly related to computation, networks and energy. Those which demonstrate potential to fundamentally improve human coordination comprise his principal research focus.

  • Kandoo Design Sprint (supported by UNICEF)
  • 2021 Re:Solve Challenge (design thinking & social entrepreneurship)
  • Generative data sculptures.
  • Director & product designer at Holy Roly – African Botanicals
  • Inside Out (Immersive Film), 2019 – An experimental FullDome film produced for Iziko Museums & UCT Centre for Curating the Archive.
  • Riverside Stage, 2019 – Parametric architecture & bio-inspired stage design.
  • ARKOLOGY in Eden, 2018 – Festival with a focus on large-scale projection mapping
  • Cinematic VR – AFDA (2017) – Course designer & lecturer.
  • Masters in Sustainable Development (2019 – Current) – Sustainability Institute, University of Stellenbosch
  • B.A Film & Media Production (2014 – 2016, Distinction) – University of Cape Town
  • Fundamentals of NetLogo (Agent-based modelling) (2020) – Complexity Explorers
  • System Dynamics Modelling (2019) – Sustainability Institute
  • Introduction to Javascript (2020) – CodeAcademy
  • 3D Modelling & Visualisation (Blender, Sketchup)
  • Web Development (Javascript, HTML/CSS, WordPress)
  • System Dynamics & Agent-based Modelling (Vensim, NetLogo)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Che Coelho - Designer and Co-founder at ARKOLOGY, a transdisciplinary arts & technology collective based in Cape Town, South Africa

Ché Coelho

Multimedia Designer, Researcher & Entrepreneur | Cape Town, ZA

From a very young age, Ché was set on being a filmmaker. The idea of large scale, collaborative and techno-emergent art forms beckoned for their potential for complex social commentary and futurist postulation.

Expanding his scope from that of filmmaking, Ché aims to adopt the filmmaker’s model to coordinate collaborative and socially potent projects. With a reverence towards an interdisciplinary approach, Ché aims to draw from multiple mediums to conduct philosophical and anthropological investigations that encourage constructive and harmonious interaction between subjects and their contexts.

  • Director and co-founder at ARKOLOGY.
  • In Development: Community Mesh Networks – Creating and deploying community owned, self-managed networking infrastructure. 
  • Director at Holy Roly – African Botanicals
  • Inside Out (Immersive Film), 2019 – An experimental FullDome film produced for Iziko Museums & UCT Centre for Curating the Archive.
  • Riverside Stage, 2019Parametric architecture & bio-inspired stage design.
  • ARKOLOGY in Eden, 2018 – Festival with a focus on large-scale projection mapping
  • ARKOLOGY I – AfrikaBurn (2018) – a lightweight bamboo zome-like structure which functioned as a social space and music venue.
  • BSocSci, Philosophy (2017 – 2020) – University of Cape Town.
  • B.A Film & Media (2017 – 2019) – University of Cape Town
  • Introduction to Javascript (Codecademy)
  • Building Backend Applications with Javascript (Codecademy)
  • A-Frame (VR) (Codecademy)
  • Building interactive Javascript Websites (Codecademy)
  • 3D Modelling & Visualisation (Blender, Sketchup)
  • Web Development and Coding (Javascript, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Python)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere)
Adam Oosthuizen - Arkology Collaborator

Adam Oosthuizen

XR Experience Designer and Content Creator | Digital Nomad
adamoost.com

Adam has spent the last 5 years engrossing himself in ever more interactive forms of media; establishing a firm belief that the physical integration of our digital lives is an inevitable evolution towards matching our natural modes of sense-making.

He is most excited by the complex nexus of perception that inform spatial awareness as new ground for practical purposes that deliver information in effective ways and artistic manipulations that reveal the mechanisms of our awareness in new and exciting ways.

  • XR Creative Consultant for Reality Garage AR/VR Studio
  • NIST CharIoT Challenge for integrating IOT data and AR Display Systems , 2020
  • VR Therapy Training Application for SFBT Psychologists at Denver University, 2020
  • Inside Out (Immersive Film), 2019 – An experimental FullDome film produced for Iziko Museums & UCT Centre for Curating the Archive.
  • Life Between Storms – Documentary VR Film about Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
  • BA Film and Philosophy (2014-2017) – University of Cape Town
  • Unity 3D
  • Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop)
Thom Dreyer - Arkology Collaborator

Thomas Dreyer (PUPIL)

Multimedia Content Creator, Event Visuals & Colour Gradist | Johannesburg, ZA
pupilvisuals.com

PUPIL is the alias for Thom’s digital visual work. His work spans three distinct fields, namely Colour Grading, Content Creation and Event Visuals.

  • Spotify Canvases for European musicians
  • Colour grading music videos for Joburg-based musicians

  • Large-scale urban projection for artists, brands & corporates
  • BA Philosophy, Film, English — University of Cape Town
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) — University of Cape Town
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Resolume VJ Software
  • Macro studio shoots