Sue Thomas

United Kingdom
Member of: 
Task Group Editorial Board
Short biography: 

Freelance writer and Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. From 2005-2013 I was Professor of New Media in the Institute of Creative Technologies at De Montfort University, England, where I founded the field of transliteracy research, a unifying concept of literacy for before, during and after the digital age, and ran innovative projects like Amplified Leicester and the Transdisciplinary Common Room. I’ve received funding from Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Board, the British Academy, the British Council, the EU, the Higher Education Innovation Fund, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, NESTA and many others. My partners have included commercial companies, universities, arts organisations, local authorities and colleagues in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Sweden, and the USA. More recently, I developed the concept and practice of technobiophilia.

Research interests: 

I love my life in cyberspace but I want to find out how to integrate the digital into our lives in a healthful and natural way. My books include ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace (2013), Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004), a travelogue/memoir of life online, and Correspondence (1992), short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

Institution and contacts:
United Kingdom
sue.suethomas [at]