Dr Davy Smith

Department of Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media
University of York

Davy is an interdisciplinary researcher, focusing upon curiosity as a creative and exploratory process from both design centered and formal, algorithmic, viewpoints. After completing a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Leeds and an MRes in Digital Media at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab, Davy recently studied for a PhD in Media Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. His thesis centred on the development of intrinsically motivated algorithms in neuroevolutionary computation.

Davy has also worked as a software developer in the creative industries, producing mobile applications for clients such as Tate.

At DC Labs, Davy is researching the areas of interactive and non-linear narrative, and digital storytelling, particularly for their application to broadcast media.