Luke Skarth-Hayley

Coder, Writer, Researcher

About Luke

I am a PhD candidate in the 2018 Horizon CDT "My Life in Data" cohort.

My thesis proposal is pending, but I will likely be working in part with the BBC to explore broadcast narrative via technologies such as game engines, or other new digital means of engaging audiences.

My interests are in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and creative computing, anything where humans and/or play are involved with computers. I'm known to make computers make terrible noises that I pretend is music. I also write fiction and non-fiction, and love to find things out, learn new skills, and obsess over building collections of tools and processes. Technology and creativity.

Previously I have worked as a research associate and visiting lecturer, had a brief stint as a web store developer, received a distinction for my MSc Computer Science at University of Nottingham in 2017, worked for a decade in various IT roles for the MOD, HP and Exco InTouch (now a part of ERT), and before that studied BA Philosophy at the University of East Anglia.

Current Personal Projects:

  • Tinkering with this website (built in Pelican).
  • A small, mellow isometric puzzle game about flowers propagating. Trying it out in Unity and Godot.
  • Working on improvements to my MSc dissertation project's software, trying to put together a paper on it.
  • Ambient Music EP
  • Some small fictions
  • Twitter Bots

I should probably blog more.

Contact Me

Email (preferred):

Twitter: @lukeskarth

Or DM me via LinkedIn.