Tim Shear is a Research Technologist with UCF's Network Art (iRes) research cluster. His current technical explorations are focused around: augmented reality, mobile apps, open source network technologies, physical/environmental interactions, network devices and calm interfaces.
Recent works include; a mobile and networked inspired physical 3D miniature object, landscapecutter (2010) and collaborative projects: www.drjohnsonsgarret.net an augmented paper based wiki was installed at Dr Johnson’s House, London (2009); www.geomobit.com a concept for location based mobile video game (2008); and Journeys Through Time and Space a bespoke multi-touch calm VJam MIDI interface (2007).
In April 2010 Tim was awarded as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy after successfully completing a PGCHE in Creative and Academic Practices at University College Falmouth in 2009; whilst teaching part-time in the school of Media.
Before joining the cluster in May 2004 Tim spent 6 years working as an e-learning/CBT developer, initially as a 3D modeller and programmer, before focusing on programming and application development. He has developed e-learning products for the Ministry of Defense, Financial Services, Healthcare, Catering and Hospitality industries as well as courses for: CfBT, Ufi (learndirect), Computeach, Basic Skills Agency and Tesco.
He graduated from Wolverhampton School of Art & Design with 2:1 honours in BA Interactive Multimedia Communications, during which he specialised in video computer graphics(3D) and multimedia programming.