Fossbox CIC is a non-profit social enterprise made up of creatives, technologists, and academics. Our income is from grant funding as well as consultancy services. Profit is re-invested in community projects to which we also donate time. Fossbox’ overall agenda is set by our Steering Group taken from Fossbox’ network of collaborators which is also responsible for oversight of reserved funds.
Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he started programming at a young age and has continued to do so, even after leaving dot coms to persue music composition – obtaining an MA from Wesleyan University in 2005 and a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012. His recent work has focused on gendered labour and AI.
Paula Graham is an experienced strategist, researcher and policy analyst with a particular interest in creative industries and wider impact of digital technologies. She has worked in mainstream media and digital industries before founding Fossbox, in 2005 to work on translating cultural research into real-world impacts with universities, civil society and arts organisations, as well as creative industries. Paula has a PhD in Culture & Communication from the University of Sussex and has been a partner/co-investigator in 6 research collaborations funded by RCUK Councils/EU. She was Creative Entrepreneur in Residence at QMUL 2013-14, and is Hon Fellow in Diversity & Creative Industries at the University of Westminster. Paula was also Director of Policy & External Relations at the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design and Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network.
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Kate Lomax is a technologist and librarian with a particular interest in online learning and open technologies. From 2009 until 2013, Kate was the Project Manager for the NHS eLearning repository and has over eight years experience in web development, design, and digital content platforms. With Artefacto, Kate has been working on a Digital Bookshelf project, Newsletter for Libraries and the Open Book Quest for Flossie 2012. Kate also organises the Flossie.org women and open tech Meetups.
Lisa Haskel is a developer, researcher and teacher interested in collaborative practice, open source software and empowerment around technological tools. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Bournemouth University and began her collaboration with Fossbox as part of her PhD research working collaboratively with a consortium of nine East London advice agencies to use participatory design methods to develop an open-source, shared case management database which would ensure the privacy of each agency’s clients and generate anonymised reporting statistics.
Executive Chair: Charles Céleste Hutchins
Steering Group: Renata Kamińska, Maf’j Alvarez, Lisa Haskell, Rose Copsey, Gemma North, Stephen Maddison
Company Director: Paula Graham-Gazzard