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Rob Lycett is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture. Rob has an MA in Smart Design, awarded in 2007, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Higher Education Practice), awarded in 2005. For several years he worked in the graphic design industry as a senior designer and photographer, and before that he worked as a lithographic, silk screen and letterpress printer.

In 2004 he founded ‘Digital Arts [North]’ – an organization aiming to promote digital arts practice in the Yorkshire region. As the director of da[n], Rob curated a number of exhibitions and events, staged at the Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax (2004-2007) and the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival (2004). In 2005 he curated a symposium on ‘Glitch Aesthestics’ at Dean Clough which explored themes regarding glitch art and the visual manifestations of computer malfunction. In 2007 Rob decided to concentrate on his own research and art practice.

Rob was a member of the Digital Research Unit (University of Huddersfield, Bates Mill) until its dissolution in 2010 and presented his ‘re:draw’ artwork at the Culture Lab (University of Newcastle) in 2006. ‘re:draw’ was a series of digital artworks that was funded by the Arts Council (England) in 2005.

A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Rob currently contributes to teaching on BA Graphic Design and Animation course.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Locative Media and Mapping
  • Citational & Constraint based art forms (literature, digital, interactive)
  • Lens based media

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Research Output 2014 2019

Fieldworks: Dialogues in Psychogeography (06 - 28 Sep 2019): Return to Wigan Pier.

Lycett, R., Meddings, C., Clarkson, G., Brown, T., Welburn, S., Conroy, A. & Hales, D., 9 Sep 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Open Access
Field Work
Tim Brown

trace.[instructions for mapping space]

Lycett, R., MacDonald, J. & Emmanouil, S., 2014

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Activities 2014 2016

  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Oral presentation

Attitudes to Reading: Drifting Towards Objects and Events

Robert Lycett (Speaker)
7 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

ROTOR Exhibition

Alexander Bridger (Participant), Sophia Emmanouil (Participant), Robert Lycett (Participant)
21 Jan 20141 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...