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boredomresearch is a collaboration between British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith. They are highly regarded internationally for artworks that explore extended time frames and the mechanics of the natural world through contemporary technology. Their seminal Real Snail Mail, the world’s first webmail to use real snails has featured on the BBC, TIME magazine, New Scientist and Daily Discovery Channel Canada.

They are currently developing a major new work, AfterGlow, in collaboration with Dr Paddy Brock (University of Glasgow), commissioned by Animate Projects, London for Silent Signal (funded by Wellcome Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation) touring to Quad, Derby and Vivid Projects, Birmingham through 2016. 

boredomresearch artworks are in collections around the world including British Council; Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul and private collections. Their solo exhibitions include: Fragments, DAM Gallery, Berlin (2013) and By This Time Next Year, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone (2011) and Theatre of Restless Automata, Aspex, Portsmouth; HTTP, London and Peterborough Digital Arts (2005-06). Recent significant group exhibitions include ACM Creativity and Cognition, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow (2015); A- EYE: An exhibition of art and nature inspired computation, Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behavior, Goldsmith University, London (2014); Automatic Art, GV Art Gallery, London (2014); Soft Control: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious, Slovenia (2012) and Gateways, House of Electronic Arts, Basel (2012).

Forthcoming international exhibitions include: ISEA2015, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art Exhibition, Vancouver Canada (August 2015), TRANSITIO MX_06 Electronic Arts & Video Festival, Mexico City (Sept-Oct 2015) and Bio Art Exhibition at Science Museum, Seoul (Nov 2015).

boredomresearch are represented by DAM Gallery, Berlin and are Research Lecturers at the National Centre for Computer Animation, Bournemouth University. They initiated BLAST (Bournemouth Lab of Art, Science & Technology) that celebrates, reinforces and nurtures world leading arts, science and technological interactions.

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