Mark Carlin is the founder and co-director of Islington Mill Arts Club, the organisation which programmes and manages all public facing events, exhibitions and residencies at Islington Mill. Whilst at Flux Factory, Mark will be researching artist residency models, and the cultural and creative funding landscape within the city, beginning with Flux Factory itself.
Roopa Vasudevan is an artist, creative coder, and researcher currently based in New York. She is interested in utilizing technology in order to explore and expose conscious and subconscious patterns in our culture and behavior, and in exploring how computers and algorithms can help us better understand the relationships we have with ourselves and each other. Her work has been exhibited at venues around the United States, and has been featured by Reuters, Slate, the Huffington Post, the New Yorker blog, Jezebel, GOOD Lifestyle, Complex, PSFK, and The FADER, as well as on American, French and German television.
Roopa holds a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University, and an MPS from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where she also served as a post-graduate research fellow during 2013-2014. She is adjunct faculty at ITP and at Fordham University, and will be an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai starting in January 2016. She is also an upcoming resident in the SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP) at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, OH.