David Griffiths, is an award winning game designer, creative coder and livecoding artist, and part of FoAM – an independent arts and research organisation. After studying at the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University UK, he worked in the games and film industries for 10 years (Moving Picture Company, Sony Eyetoy R&D) and has credits on films including Troy and Kingdom of Heaven.
In 2009 he joined FoAM to work on computer games about plants, permaculture and robotics research. Alongside Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk he created the satirical Facebook game Naked on Pluto which won the Telefonica Vida competition in 2011. With Gabor Papp, he works on Fluxus – an open source 3D game engine use for livecoding performances by artists internationally. He performs with Alex McLean and Adrian Ward as slub, a livecoding algorithmic rave group with appearances at Sonar, STRP, VIVO Mexico City, Sonic Acts, Piksel, Secret Garden Party, Ultrasound, Lambda, Make Art, and others.
David Griffiths is a associate researcher at Exeter University, working on citizen science and public outreach projects for ecology and conservation research. He also teaches primary school children games programming as part of the international CodeClub scheme and lives and works in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Since 2013 Dave Griffiths has been teaching Critical Programming at the Institute For Music And Media of the Robert Schumann School of Music and Media in Düsseldorf.