Brendan Walker is a Renaissance Showman - a technology-inspired performance artist described by The Times as "the world's only Thrill Engineer".
Brendan’s unique brand of live entertainment, interactive contraption building, and scientific experimentation has gained him international notoriety in both the arts and sciences. His multi-faceted Thrill Laboratory performances have provided popular entertainment for audiences from the Science Museum to Alton Towers, featured at Tate Modern and MoMA (New York), whilst also stimulating academic debate; although you’re most likely to find him in his East End workshop drilling big holes in things he really shouldn’t.
He originally studied Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College and worked for British Aerospace Military Aircraft, before pursuing Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, where he became a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Tutor in Design Interactions. Brendan now runs his own design practice specialising in the creation of tailored emotional experience, with clients such as Durex, Nissan, and Merlin Entertainment. He is currently Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex University, Principal Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, associate lecturer in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins, and a regular broadcaster, currently filming as a new presenter for BBC Coast.