Rachel Jacobs is an artist, researcher and games designer. She co-founded the artist-led collective Active Ingredient in 1996 and the commercial games company Mudlark Production Company in 2007. She completed a Doctorate in Computer Science in 2014. Rachel currently works as a practicing artist exhibiting nationally and internationally, and a Research Fellow at the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham. Her artworks include the award winning 'Heartlands (Ere Be Dragons)' one of the first mobile games that took place on city streets in Sao Paulo, Yokhama, Berlin, Paris, Cambridge, Bristol and Nottingham; 'A Conversation Between Trees', using environmental sensors to connect forests in the UK and Brazil through a touring artwork and series of schools exchanges; and 'The Prediction Machine', an interactive installation that predicts the future impacted by climate change. Rachel’s work has won both national and international awards.