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David William Strang

Associate Professor

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Personal profile

Personal profile

David is an artist, academic and researcher working with light, sound, noise and interactivity. His work explores the creative potential within the movement of noise in and around systems of sound and light by making / hacking devices and tools for performance, workshop, installation and intervention. Through processes of interaction and making, his practice investigates the links between objects, material consciousness and the body. He runs various experimental workshops exploring sonic arts, hacking, sensors, making and objects / materials in an open collaborative framework through the use of Open Source software and hardware. These workshops are aimed at the sharing of knowledge - D.I.W.O (Doing It With Others) not D.I.Y. Recent work includes site-specific installation, performance, field-recording, re-appropriating media objects, hacking and noise. He has collaborated and exhibited with artists and scientists as well as exhibiting solo work in Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong, Iceland, Russia, UK and USA.He gained his MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice from the Centre of Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, London and is currently completing his PhD at University of Plymouth, UK.

Research interests

Non-human Actors

DIWO (Doing It With Others)


Information Theory



New Materialism

Object Oriented Ontology

Sonic Arts



IND209 Concept Generation and Interaction

FTA134 Creative Coding

FTA212 The Art of Sound

FTA306 Sonic Art and Sound Design for Digital Media

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Transmission+Interference: A New Materialist and Machine-Oriented Approach to Collectively Make-With Noise, University of Plymouth

Award Date: 20 Mar 2024

Person Types

  • Staff


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