Charlie Tweed is Lecturer in Digital Media and Culture and Co-Director of the Media Convergence Research Centre. He also leads the Digital Materialities research cluster. Charlie is a media artists and practice-based researcher whose performative, digital and video-based works have interrogated the human desire to control the natural world using various forms of technology and systems of management. He has exhibited his works internationally including recent solo shows at Spike Island, Bristol and Aspex Portsmouth and group shows at Meetfactory, Prague, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Zentrum Paul Klee, Switzerland. He has also created performances and lectures for Geologies of Value, Kingston University, The Signal and the Rock at Central Art Academy, Beijing and at Arnolfini, Bristol and Strata Conference, Aberystwyth University, and he was previously the co-director of Alma Enterprises gallery in London (2004-2011).