Creating new experiences is the most interesting thing you can do with technology. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been trying to find new ways to use digital to connect people to ideas and place.

Along the way, I’ve produced and collaborated on award-winning projects that blend the digital and the physical in Australia, Europe, and the United States. My work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, the BBC, the ABC, Radio NZ, WIRED magazine and many others. In 2018 I was named in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business for this work.

I currently wear three hats: CTO of Old Ways, New, an Indigenous owned and managed social enterprise focused on service design and digital product development; Professor of Practice at UNSW Art & Design; and principle at Winesmith Digital Studio. I’m also a member of the Board of Directors of the Museum Computer Network.

From 2013 to 2018 I was the Director of Digital Experience/Head of Web + Digital at SFMOMA, where I co-founded and led SFMOMA Lab. Prior to SFMOMA, I led the digital efforts of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

I hold a Ph.D. in new media and degrees in Computer Science and Physics. I write and speak frequently on in the intersection of digital and the arts, in particular, the role of digital as an agent for organizational change. Most frequently you’ll find me at conferences and forums such as South by Southwest (SXSW), AIGA, MuseumNext, REMIX, Museums and the Web (MW), Nation Digital Form (NDF) in New Zealand, and the Museum Computer Network (MCN), and occasionally I’ll appear in the mainstream press. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss a writing, speaking or collaborative opportunity.

Here’s my online CV.

Keir Winesmith 360 portrait