Dr John Shearer

Digital installation at Budapest arts event

An interactive installation using technology created by a computer scientist from the University of Lincoln, is part of a special art event in Budapest. Eye Resonator is an immersive piece of art that reacts to an individual’s gaze by changing visuals, temperature, sound and lighting accordingly creating an interactive...

Outside the box: how to think like games designers

Members of the University of Lincoln’s Performance and Games Network project participated in one of the world’s largest writers’ festivals to help novelists think about how they might be able to create interactive gaming experiences. Dr Conor Linehan and Dr John Shearer, from the School of Computer Science, were...

Digital art explores what makes us human

Computer scientists and digital artists have combined their skills to create an interactive piece of art that reacts to users’ personalities. Dr John Shearer, from the School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK, and digital artists at Newcastle University are using technology to help focus the mind and...

First workshop for Performance and Games Network

The first of three workshops for a new research project looking at creating new videogames will take place this week. Led by the Games Research Group at the University of Lincoln, the Performance and Games Network involves several researchers from Lincoln’s School of Computer Science, including Dr Patrick Dickinson,...

New academics join team of computer scientists

Two specialists in human-computer interaction have joined the growing team at the University of Lincoln’s School of Computer Science. Dr John Shearer and Kathrin Gerling will be continuing their research into interactive technologies that have a purpose beyond entertainment. Ms Gerling is particularly interested in how motion-based interfaces can...