frode alexander hegland


I am passionate about the potential futures of text to augment how we think and communicate.



The Future of Text in Extended Reality Sloan Research Project – Co-PI the future of text/VR

Annual Future of Text Symposium – host

Annual series of books on ‘The Future of Text’ editor

Software Development (Author, Reader & Liquid) – designer

Infrastructure. Produced a rich and robust metadata approach called Visual-Meta.



As a counter-point to his work on text, I am also a visual artist.

moving stills

opposite me



I was Teacher of the Year at London College of Communication.



I was born in Bergen, Norway, 1968, live in Wimbledon, UK. I am married to Emily and I am the father of Edgar.



I studied fine art at Chelsea School of Art in London, UK, advertising at Syracuse University in NY, USA, got my masters in HCI & Ergonomics from University College London and a PhD in computer science from the University of Southampton. Previously I served in the Norwegian Army.

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