About Me:

I am an immersive systems designer based between London and North East Fife. I am fascinated by the challenge of creating new narrative forms for diverse audiences using currently emerging technologies.

I have developed prize-winning virtual environments that exploit the storytelling potentials of immersive media to explore relationships between technology, remembrance/forgetting, participation, ecology and the built environment.

In July 2022, I graduated with a First from the first cohort of the BSc in Immersive Systems Design at The Glasgow of Art. My practice combines this rigorous technical foundation in the craft and science of 3D modelling and XR development, interdisciplinary research skills in heritage, science and design, and design thinking.

In September 2022, I joined Buro Happold in London as a Geospatial 3D Web Mapping & Game Developer.

Since September 2023, I have been pursuing an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with Museum of London Archaeology and the University of York. My project title is: Hacking the Big Smoke: Alternate Reality and London’s Archaeology. I am using Alternate Reality Games to collaboratively explore the archaeology of London’s hidden rivers. I am supervised by Colleen Morgan, Stu Eve, Debbie Maxwell and Jess Bryan.

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Email: maxwardle@protonmail.com


•      Glasgow School of Art Chair’s Medal for Simulation and Visualisation 2022
•      First Prize (£1000) in the University of Glasgow School of Education AHRC-funded VR Picturebook Hackathon

Talks, Workshops and Seminars:

•      Invited talk at the School of Innovation & Technology, 31st of January 2024
•      Imaging/Imagining/Virtual and Digital Art, for the MRes in Anthropology, Art and Perception at the University of St Andrews, 23rd of November 2023
•      Mapping Materials and Materiality: Points of Interest for Creative Technolgists, for the First Year Colab-1 Module at the School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 15th of November 2022
•     Ethnographic Animation of and with Immersive Technologies w/ Dr Huon Wardle at Animist Festival, Tallinn University, Tallinn, 15th-18th of August 2022
•      Remnant: Fife’s Post-Conflict Concrete Landscape in VR at ISOdesign, Glasgow, 13th of July 2022

Press and Reviews:

•      4th of June 2022, The Glasgow School of Art: Degree Show Stories Part 2
•      31st of May 2022, The Skinny: GSA 2022: School of Simulation and Visualisation

About Me:
AHRC-funded Doctoral Researcher -Hacking the Big Smoke: Alternate Reality and London’s Archaeology

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