Joseph Wilk is an artist, programmer and live coding performer exploring automative forms of expression that utilise new interfaces  to work *with* alternative bodies. His experience of disability – living with pain, physical limitations, disillusionment and disconnection – strongly impacts his practice. He deconstructs, misuses, and repurposes software and hardware to challenge notions of ownership, narrative and visibility.

Joseph is one of the first Watershed Fellows in Residence as part of the MyWorld Ideas programme. He will spend ten months in residence at Ultraleap from February 2023. This is a practical Fellowship focusing on hand tracking gestures for VR gaming at home. The aim is to create guidance and tooling for game developers through prototyping and user experience research.

I’m looking forward to understanding  what it means for a game to be responsive to hand gestures, in both control  and narrative. I want to research what accessible VR looks like and what the affordances of hand tracking are in accessible gaming.


Joseph has been a practitioner in the PM Studio network for many years through several programmes and events and is also a resident at the Studio in Bath.

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