Coral Manton is an artist-technologist and game developer. She is Lecturer in Creative Computing at Bath Spa University and Course Leader for BA Hons Games Development. Her interests include XR, playable media, digital heritage and design activism. She has worked in AAA and Indie gaming and is a qualified museum curator specialising in interactive and digital collections research. She is a live-coder and has performed at Algoraves across the UK and internationally. She performed and curated an Algorave which saw 800 people dancing to algorithms in the iconic British Library in London as part of the ‘Staying Late at Library’ programme.
She is an advocate for women in technology and much of her work is focused on creating better relationships between technology and people. She is Co-Founder of Women Reclaiming AI. A conversational AI feminist voice assistant which is being co-developed by a growing community of 100+ Women. She spoke at ITU, a United Nations Conference, on Gender and AI.
She is an Fellow of The South West Creative Technology Network, she was both Director and Creative Director of two prototypes Shared Pasts: Decoding Complexity, an AR application exploring themes of Colonialism and Empire on the street of Bristol, and Looking for The Cloud, a collaboration with The Eden Project Cornwall exploring the environmental impact of the Internet.
Coral’s work has been featured in Ars Electronica, SXSW, The Guardian Newspaper and she has led workshops at The Barbican for AI: More than Human and MozFest.
- PhD 3D3 School of Doctoral Research / i-DAT at Plymouth University
- Museum Studies Post Graduate Certificate at University of Leicester
- Animation MA at Bristol School of Animation UWE
- Fine Art BA Hons at Birmingham City University