matter II media
Tim Kindberg is a writer and digital creative.
Tim Kindberg is a writer and digital creative. As principal at matter II media, he creates platforms and applications that foster new and inclusive forms of creativity, and enable us to make sustainable choices. He writes sceptically about major technologies including AI.
He is author of Vampires of Avonmouth, a gothic sci-fi novel set between West Africa and the West Country, about a struggle to regain humanity in a techno-dystopian future.
Tim is working on Sust, a platform for empowering consumers to shop sustainably based on research funded by the University of Bristol. He is co-founder of Grapevine with studio resident Lily Green of No Bindings: a content platform for writers, artists and audiences outside the mainstream. Recent artwork includes The Departed and City Psychiatrist. He is also creator of social video platforms Vorb and Nth Screen.
He has several decades of experience in building novel platforms, starting from his work on cloud computing in the 1980s, before the web existed. He was visiting professor of Computer Science at ITU Copenhagen and the University of Bath. He was a senior researcher at HP Labs in Palo Alto and Bristol, senior lecturer in Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London, and principal software engineer at start-up Zebra Parallel. He is co-author of the textbook Distributed Systems - Concepts and Design. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Westminster and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.