Martin O'Leary, Watershed Creative Technologist

Martin O'Leary

Creative Technologist

As Creative Technologist, Martin helps Watershed to identify and explore new technologies. In the Pervasive Media Studio, he advises and assists residents on the technical aspects of their projects. 

His responsibilities include researching emerging technologies and communicating that research to the Watershed community through prototypes, demonstrations and face-to-face support. He also looks after Watershed's collection of weird technology, from heart-rate monitors and conductive ink, through to the latest VR kit and an impressive selection of out-dated mobile phones.

Before joining Watershed, he had careers in software development, in academia and in exhibition design. As a freelance technologist, he's done everything from data analysis for the fashion industry through to consulting on the geology of fantasy worlds.

He also maintains his own digital arts practice, and a small collection of drawing robots.

Twitter: @mewo2