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Phoenix Perry

MSc Creative Computing Course Leader
UAL Creative Computing Institute
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Phoenix  Perry


Phoenix Perry creates physical games and embodied experiences. An advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. This organisation teaches women to program games and since 2012, this project has reached over 3000 women in the New York and London areas between the ages of 16 to 60.

Previously, she was a Lecturer in Physical Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and the program leader of the Independent Games and Playable Experience MA. Before that she was a Sr. Lecturer at HKU in the Netherlands and an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU Game Center and NYU ITP. She also founded game studio Dozen Eyes Games focused on games and installations which created social change. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Goldsmiths University of London and holds an MS from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

Her speaking engagements include A MAZE, GDC, Games for Change, The Open Hardware Summit, Indiecade, Comic Con, Internet Week, Create Tech, IBM Dev Pulse, Montreal International Games Summit and NYU Game Center among others. Her projects have been seen worldwide including GDC, E3, Come out and Play, Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, Lincoln Center, Transmediale, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, LAMCA, Harvest Works, Babycastles, European Media Arts Festival, GenArt, Seoul Film Festival and Harvestworks. She has curated since 1996 most recently through Devotion Gallery a Williamsburg gallery focused on the intersection of art, science, new media, and design.

In 2011 she co-authored the book, Meet the Kinect with Sean Kean and Johnathan Hall.