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Dr Carina Westling

Post:School Tutor (Media and Film)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (Media and Film)
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My research of immersive interaction design with Punchdrunk theatre was awarded a PhD from the University of Sussex in 2016, and I am currently developing a monograph based on my thesis. I am interested in emergent system narratives of interactive media as products of their social, economic, technological and historical context, and how associated participant modelling and concepts of efficiency influence conditions of possibility within interactive systems that utilise the agency of human participants. I also research digital entropy and immersion as a function of the sublime within interactive systems. 


School Tutor



PhD Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex

MA Digital Media Art, University of Brighton

BA Fine Art Sculpture (Hons) University of Brighton


Honorary titles

Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London (2018-2019)

Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Holloway University London (2017-2018)


2017 Ghost Hunt (AHRC), Co-Investigator (£70,000)

2016 Giddy (Heritage Lottery Fund, Brighton Festival and Dome, Brighton Museum) Project Designer (£60,000)

2014 The Nimbus (ACE) Project Designer (£30,000)

2014 Collaborative practice workshop series (AHRC) Project design and delivery (£2,000)

2012 0-1 (ACE) Project Designer (£10,000)

Collaborations and enterprises

The Nimbus Group (Creative Director) 2010-present