Virtually resident is an account of my time working as Artist in Residence with Professor Graham Reed's group of Electronic Engineers, formerly based at the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey, and now based at the University of Southampton. The residency ran from October 2010 to October 2011, and is a scheme funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Professor Reed's group work on a topic called Silicon Photonics, in which they are exploring the integration of light and electricity on silicon chips, for development of next generation communications technologies.

Through the period of the residency I recorded aspects of the process in a blog, (which is also included here to enable it to be readily read in chronological order).

There are some images here of visual works made. The process of writing and making continued after the end of the residency, also involving the construction of a handmade book of fibs and fabrications about the world of silicon photonics. This occurred under the auspices of the aa2a scheme, based in the print studios at the University of Plymouth (see here for more words about that project).

See here for some exhibition images, Feb 2013.