Heather Raikes (bio)   

Heather Raikes is a media/performance artist presently based in Seattle, USA. Her work has been presented throughout the world, and includes media performances, installations, videodances, hypertext, visual art and interactive media design.  

Heather is a former dancer with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, and is a graduate of New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. She has held art/research positions at Temple University, the University of California San Diego, the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CalIT2). Heather is presently pursuing a PhD at DXARTS – the University of Washington's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media – where her research focuses on digital embodiment, technoetic performance forms, immersive media design, and new media language systems.