Dr Jon Hook

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

Jon Hook is a Lecturer in Interactive Media at the University of York’s Theatre, Film, TV and Interactive Media department. He has a background in computing, having done a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at Newcastle University. Jon was part of the first wave of UK Digital Economy ‘hubs’, working as a post-doctoral researcher for the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) Hub at Newcastle University

Jon’s research explores the design and development of novel interactive technologies for abroad range of artistic and everyday creative practices. In the past he’s investigated the design of technologies that help live performers, digital artists, design educators and people with disabilities be creative in new ways. In DC Labs he’s continuing this work through collaborations with high-profile partners in interactive television, theatre performance and digital heritage.