Carl Hayden Smith is Associate Professor of Media in the School of Arts & Creative Industries at the University of East London and is the former interim Head of Research and the Director of the Learning Technology Research Centre (LTRC) at the Institute for Creativity & Technology, Ravensbourne University London.
Carl's research focuses on the relationship between technology and the human condition. He is developing a new form of Posthumanism called Hyperhumanism which uses technology as a catalyst for developing our own innate human abilities. Carl has 20 years’ experience conducting R+D into the application of hybrid technologies for perceptual, cognitive and creative transformation. He has given over 300 invited public lectures, conference presentations and keynotes in 40 countries and published more than 50 academic papers.
Raising over £10 million in research: Erasmus+, FP7 and Horizon European projects including ‘[WEKIT] Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training’ which aims to create ‘Wearable Experience (WE)' – an entirely new form of media. His research interests include Embodied Cognition, Spatial Literacy, Context Engineering, Umwelt Hacking, Natural Media, Sensory Augmentation, Artificial Senses and Body Hacking. He is co-founder of the Cyberdelics Society and the London Experimental Psychonautic Club. Both organisations explore the myriad of ways that it is possible to produce and examine Altered States of Consciousness. His other projects include AR4EU (Code Reality), Hobs Academy, Contextology, Holotechnica and the Museum of Consciousness.