Ken Byers is an interdisciplinary digital media artist, researcher and educator. His work includes moving image (3D animation and video), embodied interactive audio, visuals, VR, creative code, and sound design.

Ken Byers’ practice explores perception and consciousness and the human condition; embodied perception and consciousness; theory, philosophy and practice; body and technology; speculative and science fiction.


Ken Byers has exhibited at galleries and electronic arts festivals:

Creative FUSE North East, Cyber Eyes Festival, Catalyst, Helix, Newcastle University, University of Northumbria Design, 2022 (VR and motion graphics)
L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival, Los Angeles 2019 (Video)
Generative Art 2018. 21st Generative Art Conference (Embodied Interactive sound) Verona, 2018
MEM International Experimental Arts Festival, Embodied interactive audiovisual, Bilbao, 2017
DRHA, Dublin: Digital research in the Humanities and Arts (Embodied Interactive Installation), Dublin University, 2015
Interactive audio-visual installation (PNEM) Sound Art Festival, Uden, Netherlands, 2015
Globe Gallery, ALTERED SPACES 4 (Embodied Interactive audio-visual installation), 2014
Asia Siggraph 2012, Emerging Technologies Exhibition, Singapore.
Platform 012. Star and Shadow, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2012 (Body Interactive Audio-visual)
Beyond the Material World Exhibition, International Association of Quantum Artists (IAQA), York, 2012
Set and Setting (3D animation), Connecting Principle, Newcastle University, 2012.

Skills & Experience

  • Animation
  • Documentation: photography
  • Proofreading
  • Technical: AV installation
  • Technical: photographic / moving image
  • Technique tuition: moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)