Owen Kelly grew up in Birkenhead, worked in Brixton, and now lives in Helsinki. He has worked in physical theatre and as a community artist, cultural consultant, computer trainer and web designer.
He has written several books, chapters and reports. The books include Community, Art & The State (1984), Culture & Democracy: the manifesto, with John Lock and Karen Merkel (1986), The Creative Bits, with Eva Wojdat (1994), Digital Creativity (1996), and Urban No-Mind (2012).
He completed a Doctor of Arts at Aalto University in 2015. You can download his exquisitely over-designed doctoral thesis Ambient Learning and Self Authorship from Dib Dib Dob.
He served for five years as a member of the board of Pixelache, a digital “arts” collective, and continues as an active member. He currently works as principal lecturer in online media at Arcada, a university of applied science in Helsinki.
You can find his personal web site at owenkelly.net. You can download his publications from Dib Dib Dob, and you can uncover broad hints about the direction of his research at Convivial Mechanics.