Nik Gaffney. Dark Ecology 2014. Photo Lucas van der Velden
Nik Gaffney (BE/AU) is a founding member of FoAM, a distributed laboratory for speculative cultures. He currently operates as a tangential generalist, designer, programmer and sous-chef, with a focus on long-term thinking, experiential futures and stochastic tinkering. Since 1998 he has intermittently operated as a human fragment of pan-European, multisensory disturbance conglomerate, farmers manual. His work has been presented at venues worldwide, including the Centre Pompidou, ICA, COP15, Ars Electronica, NTT-ICC, Iceland Design Center, Vooruit, and Z33. In 2014 Gaffney was awarded an honorary membership of the Cloud Appreciation Society for his photographs of Undulatus Asperatus.