tranSTURM <enter title> - Chris Bowman is a designer, artist, writer, director and teacher who works with animation, film, and convergent media display systems. He graduated with a first class BA honours degree in Film and Animation from Liverpool School of Art + Design (Liverpool John Moores University, 1980) and completed his MA in Film and Television at the Royal College of Art (1984). Chris has directed and produced award winning animated and experimental art films and he regularly exhibits his screen media work in Australia. In addition Chris has an international profile as a production designer with over thirty film and television productions to his credit.
Since 1992, Chris has taught in the School of Design at the University Technology Sydney. He is a member of the Centre for Contemporary Design Practice and he actively participates in the Centre for Media Arts Innovation and the Creativity and Cognition Studios at UTS. In 2006 Chris co-founded the Centre for Digital Design and he was Co-Director of CDD from (2006 – 2009). In 2012 Chris co-founded tranSTURM with Holger Deuter, Germany.
Chris has coordinated inter-disciplinary, cross-institutional and industry based research projects that explore animation, data visualisation and interaction in mixed reality and locative media environments for museum and public spaces. Chris has been the recipient of funding from ACID (Australasian CRC for Interaction Design), the Australian Film Commission (Screen Australia) the Australia Council for the Arts and sponsorship from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Parramatta City Council.