Beverley Hood is a media artist, researcher and lecturer. Her research practice over the past 15 years has studied the impact of technology on relationships, the body and human experience, through the creation of practice-based projects and writing.
Beverley studied Sculpture and Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Canada. After completing her postgraduate studies she worked as a freelance web designer from 1996-2000. She has undertaken numerous residencies with a range of international art organisations including: C3, Budapest, Hungary; Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan; iaab Basel, Switzerland. From 2003-2004 she was the Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre (EdVEC), at the University of Edinburgh.
A longstanding research interest is live performance using technology and outputs include Glitching, (2012) an interactive installation and performance project, developed in collaboration with dancers, composer and technologists. Glitching was commissioned by the Scotland & Medicine partnership, for the exhibition Human Race: inside the history of sports medicine (with additional funding from a Creative Scotland, Visual Artist Award and Edinburgh College of Art), which toured public-funded museums and galleries throughout Scotland during 2012-2013, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad's 'The Scottish Project'.
Beverley is currently working on participatory media art projects that include GPS tracking research using mobile phones, as the basis for performative artworks and a collaboration with the Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre (SCSC), at the Royal Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, a state-of the-art multi-professional training facility, which undertakes simulation based medical education (SBME). She was Co-Investigator on Moving Targets, a £3 million Scottish Funding Council project (2010-13) bringing together universities, agency, audience and industry and is also a member of the CIRCLE research network (Scottish/UK researchers and practitioners developing collaborative creative environments).
Teaching has included postgraduate studio and context courses, undergraduate studio courses and PhD students, across the School of Design.