Dr. Marc Garrett Curriculum Vitae


PhD Birkbeck University of London, 2019.
Thesis topic: Furtherfield: Twenty Years of Art, Technology and Social Change.


Since 1996 Furtherfield Co-founder and co-director, with Ruth Catlow.

Ongoing – Sessional Lecturer, Interaction design; Contextual Studies. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

2014-15 Part-time Lecturer, Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. University of Westminster

2008-2010 Sessional Lecturer, New Media Art History and Design; Digital Media Arts. London South Bank University

2007-2009 Sessional Lecturer, Internet Art Studies and Design; Digital Media. University of East London

2005-2007 Sessional Lecturer, Graphic & Digital Design; 3D Digital Design & Animation. University of Greenwich, London

1998-2004 Sessional Lecturer, Interaction design; Contextual Studies. Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Co-director of Furtherfield

Furtherfield provides online and physical platforms for commissioning, exhibiting and reviewing critical digital art; to strengthen the imaginative, expressive and democratic potential of networked environments. Furtherfield is a non profit organisation and has been part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio of Organisation since 2005.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing Furtherfield’s vision and mission through artistic and learning programmes, and physical and digital infrastructure: online, and at Furtherfield Gallery and Furtherfield Commons in the heart of Finsbury Park, London
  • Commissioning editor for Furtherfield’s online publication of review and critique of contemporary culture in art, technology and social change
  • Moderater of Furtherfield’s Netbehaviour email discussion list
  • Partnership development, UK and international
  • Curation of exhibitions and developing national and international programmes for festivals and tours
  • Liasing with academic research partners.



Selected Exhibitions & Artistic Projects

2012               Festival of Money, short film with Ruth Catlow, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv. Screened at Zone Cinema, Brighton

2010               At Winter Equinox We Burn the Sun, short film with Ruth Catlow, screened by DVBlog at Show Room Cinema, Sheffield, and at The Zone, The Hundred Years Gallery, Brighton.

2009               We Won’t Fly For Art, with Ruth Catlow, shortlisted exhibited for the BASH, RSA and Ecology Sustainable Art Awards, London

2008               Darwin vs Creationism – Another Dilemma of Co-existence, net art performance with Ruth Catlow during artist residency – Liminal Screen Programme at Banff New Media Institute, Canada

2008               Driven- a Dilemma of Co-existence, net artwork with Ruth Catlow

2004               Dissension Convention. VisitorsStudio performance, Postmasters Gallery, New York

2003               VisitorsStudio, Creative director with Ruth Catlow and Neil Jenkins of this realtime, online platform for audiovisual remix, for which Furtherfield was awarded the 2009 Grand Net Art Prize by Machido Museum, JA


Curatorial Activity

Co-curator, with Ruth Catlow of exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery (formerly HTTP). London’s first dedicated gallery for networked media art:

2015          The Netartizens Project, cocurated with Randall Packer associated with The Art of the Networked Practice Online Symposium, presented by the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore | World Wide Web

2014               Beyond the Interface, ISMAR, Munich.

2014               Digital Zoo: Life from the world wild web, a touring exhibition to 5 UK shopping centres

2014               Do It With Others (DIWO), CLICK Festival, Culture Yard, Helsingor, Denmark

2013               A Hacker Manifesto v4.0 & The ARPANET dialogues. ReadingClub sessions, in collaboration with Annie Abrahams and Emmanuel Guez.

2011               Free Yourself?, a collection curated for Electronic Village Hall (a University College Falmouth, project)

2011               Collaboration and Freedom – The World of Free and Open Source Art, online collection commissioned by Arts Council England Knowledge Bank, mirrored by the Foundation for Peer To Peer Alternatives

2006               Node.London Season of Media Arts, London (voluntary organisers)


Exhibitions at Furtherfield Gallery include:

2015               Beyond the Interface, London

2014               Piratbyrån and Friends curated with Rachel Falconer, Furtherfield Gallery

2013               Shu Lea Cheang and Mark Amerika; Glitch Moment/ums curated with Rosa Menkman; Movable Borders: Here Come the Drones!

2012               WWW: World Wild Web; Being Social; Invisible Forces with Class Wargames

2011               Made Real by Scott Kildall and Nathaniel Stern; Art is Open Source, 2011

2010               If Not You Not Me by Annie Abrahams

2009               Do It With Others at the Dark Mountain; Feral Trade Cafe by Kate Rich; Whereof One Cannot Speak Thereof One Must Be Silent by Michael Szpakowski and Doron Golan

2008               The Jeremy Bailey Show; Open Source Embroidery by Ele Carpenter

2007               Zero Gamer: Sometimes We Just Like To Watch, as part of London Games Fringe Festival (also exhibited at Zero One)

2007               Do It With Others (DIWO): E-Mail-Art

2006               GAME / PLAY a national touring exhibition, curated with Giles Askham, also exhibited at London Trocadero as part of London Games Festival Fringe; Urban Eyes by Marcus Kirsch and Jussi Angesleva; Open Vice/Virtue: The Online Art Context by Andy Deck

2005               Abuse of the Public Domain by Stanza; Theatre of Restless Automata by Boredom Research; Eating Canvas by Jess Loseby; A SCAN Showcase: *DATA AGENCY*

2004               The Future Is Not What It Used To Be by Erkki Kurenniemi


2010 – 2015 Selected interviews and articles for Furtherfield online

2015             Robert Hewison’s Future Tense 25 Years Later

2015             Choose Your Muse Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson

2015               Choose Your Muse Interview: Mike Stubbs, Director of Fact in Liverpool

2015               Drones: Eyes From A Distance. An interview with Dave Young

2015               Capture All_Play – An interview with McKenzie Wark.

2014               Prometheus 2.0: Frankenstein Conquers the World!

2014               Review of Thomson & Craighead’s book ‘Flat Earth’

2014               We Need to Talk About Networked Disruption and Business: An interview with Tatiana Bazzichelli

2014               The 1,000 Drones Project: an interview with Joseph DeLappe

2013               Commodify Us: Our Data Our Terms. Interview with Walter Langelaar

2103               A Life in AdWords, Algorithms & Data Exhaust. An interview with Erica Scourti

2013               Jennifer Chan Interview: Interpassivity & Internet Pop Culture

2012              Community Memory through Appropriated Media: An Interview with Eugenio Tisselli

2012               Crowdsourcing a conspiracy. Interview with IOCOSE for Abandon All Devices

2012               Community without Community in Digital Culture: An interview with Charlie Gere

2011               We Demand The Impossible: An Interview with John Jordan and Gavin Grindon

2011               An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, author of The Telekommunist Manifesto

2010               The Status Project: Data-Mining Our Identities. Interview with Heath Bunting

2010              Meat Space and the World Inside the Machine. An Interview with Danja Vasiliev


2010 – 2011 Radio Interviews


Live weekly broadcasts on Resonance FM hosted by Marc Garrett, ran from 2010 – 2011. These hour long interviews featured people working at the edge of contemporary practices, in art, technology, and social change; discussing events and controversies, exhibitions, artworks and their aesthetic and social contexts. Featured Guests:-

Rob Myers & Katrin Baumgarten 30/03/11
Penny Travlou & Karsten Schmidt & Daniel Hirschmann 23/03/11
Jake Harries & Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves 16/03/11
Simon Poulter & Ellie Harrison 09/03/11
Stanza & Stuart Bowditch 02/03/11
Eleonora Oreggia aka XNAME & Christian Kerrigan 23/02/2011
Art is Open Source (AOS) & Monica Biagioli 16/02/2011
Elisa Rose & Gary Danner from Station Rose & Madi Boyd 09/02/2011
Mute Magazine and Jonathan Munro, Gareth Goodison and Parag K Mital 15/12/2010
University for Strategic Optimism and Genetic Moo 8/12/2010
John Wild and Olga Panades Massanet & Vincent Van Uffelen 1/12/2010
Class Wargames and Tine Bech 24/11/2010
Joseph Young and sketchPatch 17/11/2010
IOCOSE and Owen Bowden 07/11/2010
Mary Flanagan & Anna Dumitriu, Tom Keene and Dr Simon Park 27/10/2010
Deena DeNaro and Hellicar & Lewis 20/10/2010
Stuart Home & Richard Wright 25/05/2010
Jon Thompson & Alison Craighead, Corrado Morgana 11/05/2010
Jim Prevet & Kassia Molga 4/05/2010
Pete Gomes & Nick Lambert 20/04/2010
Lottie Child & Space Makers Agency 13/04/2010Danja Vasiliev, James Wallbank & Steve Withington From Access Space 06/04/2010Douglas Dodds (V&A), Sophie Macdonald & Sally Northmore (Mztek) 09/03/2010

Other Research and Writing.

Catlow, R., & Garrett, M., (2014) Don’t Just Do It Yourself, Do It With Others! The Paper Dimension of the Annual Click Festival. Page 46-47. Kuturvaerftet, DK. Click Festival and Atlas Magazine

Garrett, M., (2014) Disrupting The Gaze: Art Intervention and the Tate Gallery. Published in Uncertainty Reloaded by Digimag Journal. Issue 74 / Winter 2013.

Garrett, M., (2013) DIWO (Do It With Others): Artistic co-creation as a decentralized method of peer empowerment in today’s multitude. Peer reviewed paper for the SEAD Working Group on White Papers. Chaired by Roger F Malina, ATEC, UT Dallas. Co chaired by Carol Strohecker, Center for Design Innovation, University of North Carolina system.

Catlow R., Garrett, M., (2012) Do It With Others – No Ecology without Social Ecology, Remediating the Social. Page 69-74. Biggs, S., ed., ELMCIP, The University of Edinburgh.

Catlow, R., Garrett, M., Morgana, C., (2010) Artists Re:Thinking Games, book, FACT

Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2008) NODE.London: Getting Organised Openly? Paper written for the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (online) Raunig, G. ed.

Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2007) essay for Contributory Media in the Furtherfield Neighbourhood for Coding Cultures, Di Rimimi, F. ed., D/lux Media, Adelaide

Catlow, R., Garrett, M. (2006) NODE.London States of Interdependence in Media Mutandis: a NODE.London Reader, Surveying Art, Technologies and Politics NODE.London, Mute, London. Vishmidt, V., Francis, M.A., Walsh, J. and Sykes, L. ed.

Catlow, R., Garrett, M., (2006) Instructions Included, essay for DiY Survival, C6, London

Askham, G., Catlow, R., Garrett, M., (2006) Games, Play and Connectivity, exhibition catalogue Q-Arts, Derby

Conferences and Public Speaking


2015   Art, Technology, Human Existence, CLICK Festival seminars, Culture Yard, Helsingor, Denmark

2015   Panel chair, for EYES FROM A DISTANCE, On Drone-Systems and their Strategies. Disruption Network Lab. In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien Berlin

2014   Spatialities of Co-Creation, Collaboration and Peer Production in the Digital Age, Royal Geographical Society Conference. Convened 3 panels and a Furtherfield field trip with Dr Penny Travlou and Ruth Catlow, August 2014

2014   Furtherfield and New Media Art in London, Cybersalon event, New Media Art.

2012   Keynote speakers at Remediating the Social ELMCIP, The University of Edinburgh. Do It With Others (DIWO!) and Media Art Ecologies

2012   Furtherfield strategies for building virtual community, dialogue, peer-to-peer projects, and collective activism that engage the Internet. Studio For Global Concept Exchange: Collaboration and Community, California Institute of the Arts (USA)

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts), University of Westminster.




Barbrook, R. (2014) CLASS WARGAMES ludic subversion against spectacular capitalism, Verso.

Dragona, D. (2013) Artists as Commoners in the Years of Indebtedness, Springerin

McNeil, J, Quaranta, D., Lambert, N., ed Stubbs, P (2013) Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing

Dennis, K., (2009) Art/Porn: A History of Seeing and Touching Hardcover, BERG

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