Dr Rocio von Jungenfeld

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Dr Rocio von Jungenfeld


Rocio von Jungenfeld is a German/Spanish creative practitioner, media researcher and Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Kent.  

Her collaborative artwork ‘Lichtsuchende’ (with Dave Murray-Rust) won the British Computer Society A.I. Award at The Lumen Prize 2019. She is involved in creative integration of technology for two research projects (Playing A/Part and SOCORRO

She has presented her artistic, collaborative and research work in venues and publications such as ZKM (GLOBALE), HfG/ZKM (BEYOND), IBM (The Lumen Prize), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Machine Gods), Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Technology Art Awards (Update_5), Media Art Nexus Singapore (ON | OFF), Edinburgh International Festival (Glitch'd), National Museum of Scotland (RTD), Historic Dockyard Portsmouth, Talbot Rice Gallery, Inspace Gallery, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Margate Festival, I-Park Inc., ACM CHI and Creativity & Cognition, EvoMusArt, Leonardo, ISEA, AMPS, NeuroIPS, and NECS. 

She obtained her PhD in Media Arts (Thesis: ‘Walking with portable projections’) at Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) under the supervision of Prof Chris Speed and Prof Simon Biggs. She holds an MSc in Design & Digital Media from the University of Edinburgh (supported by the Junta de Andalucia TALENTIA scholarship), and a BFA in Printing Media from the University of Barcelona.  

She is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), External Examiner for Kingston University London, and Member of the AHRC Peer Review College. 

Research interests

Rocio’s practice-based research focuses on embodied perception and how art and technology alter human – non-human interactions. Her creative practice involves collaborative, interdisciplinary, and participatory media production; hybrid/immersive installation environments; outdoor and mobile projections; interaction design; and media art in public space. 

She is Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded Playing A/Part project (£800K) and Principal Investigator for Kent on the 14-partner EU-funded Interreg 2Seas SOCORRO project (€5.5M). 

Think Kent lecture: ‘Participatory Digital Arts: Technology and Human Interactions’ - https://youtu.be/stDtHkNBAK0 

Recent research research-related activities include an Exhibition and Art Installation for the Playing A/Part project, and Co-design workshop for the SOCORRO project. 


I am currently teaching, supervising and/or convening modules include: 

  • DIGM5740 – Designing Media Environments 
  • DIGM3160 – Design Thinking 
  • DIGM3250 – Digital Content Creation 
  • DIGM5760 – Second Year Project 
  • DIGM6360 – Final Year Project 

In my previous institution, I was involved in postgraduate teaching (Media & Culture, Digital Media Studio Project, Interdisciplinary Creative Practices, Introduction to Digital Design, Interactive Design Media, Design Context and Community Arts Practice), final year undergraduate dissertation supervision and mentoring potential PhD candidates.



PhD supervision: 

  • Ayda Majd Ardekani  
  • Mayank Loonker 
  • Setthee Boonchoo  
  • Boyd Branch 

MSc (by Research) supervision:  

  • Neil Scrivens  
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