Dr. Drew Hemment is an artist, curator and researcher based in Manchester England. Recent projects have been on open data, remote collaboration, new mobilities and environmental mass observation. He is Director and Founder of FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic), and is Associate Director of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University rated among the top UK universities for research in art and design. He was Winner of the Lever Prize 2010, shortlisted for Big Chip International Award for Innovation 2010, and received an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2008 for the artwork Loca: Set To Discoverable. His work has been covered prominently by New York Times, BBC and NBC, and he has served on many prominent international Art Juries including UNESCO DigiArts.