Robbie Cooper (b.1969) is a UK based artist who's practice deals with issues around presence and identity in a technological landscape. He works in various media, employing photography, video and video game modifications. He has exhibited widely, including at CCC Strozzina in Florence, Museum der Moderne in Salzburg, Kunstlerhaus Vienna, The Science and Media Museum in the UK and Multimedia Art Museum Moscow. Robbie is a self-taught programmer, 3D artist and sculptor and has spent several years experimenting with photogrammetry and scanning technology, for use in realtime media. This has included work for the R&D departments of tech corporations, as well as experimental marketing projects for major brands.
Robbie's work is influenced by his interest in scientific research in related areas, such as the psychology of online behavior, or more recently, the social psychology of conspiracy theories. Outside of his professional life, he maintains a daily meditation practice and is also influenced by notions of presence and identity found in Zen Buddhism. At present, he works on personal projects, commissions and research, whilst providing consultancy to new media companies focused on scanning, AI and creative technology.