Professor of Digital Media Heritage, Swinburne University
Prof. Melanie Swalwell’s research focuses on the creation, use, preservation, and legacy of complex digital artefacts such as videogames and media artworks. Melanie has curated exhibitions and datasets, authored interactive essays, collected popular memories, and organised the preservation of digital artefacts.
Senior Lecturer, RMIT University
Dr Helen Stuckey’s research addresses game history and the curation and collection of videogames. Helen was the inaugural Games Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (2004-2009)
Director, Digital Heritage Lab, Swinburne University
As Director of the Digital Heritage Lab, Dr Cynde Moya is developing workflows for imaging and emulation, implementing training and presenting research findings, and establishing the AusEaaSI community of practice. Cynde is active in the international software preservation community, and currently serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Software Preservation Network.
Manager, Cultural Outreach, AARNet
Adam Bell enables cultural organisations to utilise AARNet’s national network, collaboration services and research technologies with a focus on Platform-as-a-Service. Adam has led collections discovery-and-access projects at the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Adam is a practising artist with a background in web development and fine art printmaking.
Adjunct Research Professor, University of South Australia
Prof. Simon Biggs is a visual artist, writer and curator working with new media. He creates interactive immersive environments, electronic literature, machine-learning augmented performance environments, internet-based art and computer animation. Simon has collborated with creative practitioners in dance and music, and experts in software engineering, physical sciences and social sciences on a number of reearch projects. http://www.littlepig.org.uk/
Professor of Screen Studies, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Sean Cubitt’s current research is on aesthetic politics, ecocritique, media arts and media technologies. Publications include The Cinema Effect (MIT Press, 2005), Ecomedia (Rodopi, 2005), The Practice of Light (MIT Press, 2014), Finite Media, Anecdotal Evidence and Truth (Duke University Press, 2016). Sean is Series editor for Leonardo Books at MIT Press.
Lecturer, University of Melbourne
Dr Kirsten Day researches the ‘contingent’ nature of the professional practice of architecture by examining the institutions that define what and who is an architect. and ensuring the preservation and accessibility of digital architectural collections for future generations. Kirsten’s research, teaching and architectural practice is committed to creating spaces that embrace neurodiversity and prioritise accessibility, She is principal architect at Norman Day + Associates. kirstenmday.com
Professor, Western Sydney University
Prof. Roger Dean’s research focuses on cognition of music and its computational modelling and generation, in relation to pitch, timbre, rhythm, intensity and affect. Roger is an accomplished musician and former biochemist who since 2007 has focused solely on musicology and music cognition. Roger was founder, and acts as a co-editor, of the online sound intermedia journal Soundsrite
Professor, RMIT University
Prof. Harriet Edquist is an academic and historian with extensive experience in researching Australian, particularly Victorian, Architecture, Art and Design. Harriet has contributed to the production of Australian design knowledge by acting, for example, as founder and director of the RMIT Design Archives, founding editor of the RMIT Design Archives Journal, and as inaugural President of Automotive Historians Australia.
Executive Director, National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA)
Dr Barbara Lemon has worked with major research libraries in Australia and New Zealand since 2011, managing collaborative projects and contributing to the development of strategic and stakeholder engagement plans for the National Library of New Zealand. Barbara’s interest in the communication of academic research to a general audience, and the promotion of public access to heritage materials is demonstrated in curated online exhibitions, and the production of several documentary programs for ABC radio.
Professor Art & Design, UNSW, Sydney
Prof. Anna Munster’s current research interests are: statistical visuality and radical empiricism, the politics and aesthetics of machine learning, more-than-human perception, new pragmatist approaches to media and art, new media art environments and ecologies; time, movement and sonicity. Anna regularly collaborates artistically with Michele Barker working in multi-channel audiovisual environments exploring the relations between perception, movement and media.
Professor, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Norie Neumark is a sound/media artist and theorist whose sound studies research is recently focused on voice. Norie collaborates with Maria Miranda to explore human-animal relations and environmental politics and practices through sound, video and installation work (www.out-of-sync.com) and is founding editor of Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts.
Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne
Associate Prof. Peter Raisbeck’s research broadly spans the architectural profession, its history and future prospects with a particular interest in understanding the architectural profession’s present condition through its histories, theories and current dilemmas. Peter is currently the research director of the Architects Consulting Association, and maintains strong ties to industry having successfully completed a number of landmark industry reports.
Professor of Design, RMIT University
Prof. Sarah Teasley researches across history, design research and social practice, with particular interests in the lived experience of old new biomaterials and biotechnologies in global circulation, and in how human and non-human power relations shape experience, within and as the result of design projects. Sarah has extensive experience in industry and cross-disciplinary academic partnerships with museums, charities and design researchers and practitioners, and in consultancy for museums, government and the private sector.
Senior Principal Research Fellow, Swinburne University
previous Chief Investigator
Professor Kim Vincs is a dancer, choreographer and interactive media artist whose research integrates scientific and artistic approaches across dance, biomechanics, mathematics and cognitive psychology. As previous Director of Deakin Motion.Lab and the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, Kim developed new and ground-breaking creative arts research models and built the innovative, motivated and successful academic teams needed to deliver on these initiatives.
Associate Professor, The University of Western Australia
Associate Prof. Ionat Zurr is an artist researcher who is considered to be a pioneer and a leader in the field of Biological Arts (or bioart). Ionat critically explores the aesthetic, ethical and cultural implications of using life as a technology and its effects on bodies and ecologies. Ionat is academic coordinator of SymbioticA and formed, together with Oron Catts, the Tissue Culture and Art Project.