which have shaped my experience and knowledge of the arts and creative practIces
UniSA Creative, Adelaide
As an adjunct academic I research broadly across the many cultures and forms of media - print, moving image, public art, visual arts, cinema, tv, streaming, virtual reality, social media and newsmedia.Being attached to UniSA feeds my need for challenging ideas through attending forums and exhibition's and interacting with staff, students and visiting writers and scholars.
2018 arts writing | essay | environment | national award
Arts Writer’s Award, National
This award included the invitation to spend a month at Phasmid Studios, Berlin. Thank you Paul Greenaway for your vision, the SALA Staff and Board for your amazing hard work; Andrew Stephens at Imprint for your eagle editorial eye; REAL for comissining me to write Intimacy of Strangers and inviting me to witness your collaborative creative process; and judges Alison Kubler, Michael Fitzgerald & Wendy Walker.
2009 - 2012 curating | writing | Melbourne | Hong Kong
School of Media and Communications, Melbourne and Beijing
During this period I was working in Hong Kong and China writing several book chapters, essays and reviews. It was a pleasue to curate the 2010 Dreamworlds : Australian Moving Image exhibition on the super large public screen at Beijing's Sanlitun Village during the Olympics and on multiple screens in X'ian. Dreamworlds portrays unique and culturally translatable perspectives on intimacy, isolation and the imaginary.
2005-2009 innovation | governance | leadership | national
The Australian Network of Art & Technology, National
(ANAT) is a national arts organsiation. During my years of leadership it expanded to support experiements with mobile phone art practices, hybrid sound labs, long term art/science collaboartions, and wearable interactive art. Operating nationally and internationally, we produced programs and projects which introduced audiences to new and engaging mediated and public artforms and published filterprint magazine.
2000 - 2004 virtual communities | critical theory | editorial
Writer's Week: Mayne Award for Writing in Multimedia
University of NSW, Art and Design, Sydney, Online Forum, Global
Being one of the first few Doctor of Philosophy students working between The College of Fine Arts and Sociology at UNSW, Sydney I did much more than was expected to cover all bases. My thesis is online, sadly my hand coded VRML Empyrean virtual reality world no longer functions but there is video documentataion. My -empyre- critcial art forum ran for an amazing 20 years under different editorial teams, exploring formats, forging relationshsips, spawning global meet ups and spanning many publications.
Archives at UNSW Art and Design and Cornell University, USA.
Adelaide Festival for the Arts, Writers Week Awards for Literature, National
I recieved this generous award for the poetic texts on virla life, species symbosis and networked immunity in my web site Carrier - becoming symborg.
Many auidence members at the 2000 Writers Week Awards ceremony had not seen the internet and there was no screen available to show the work. Other award winners read from their books while I attempted to conjure networked worlds with inadequate descriptions and grand arm gestures.