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Doctoral candidate, University Technology Sydney; M. Phil. (Electronic Arts) Australia National University; B. Design Studies University of Queensland

Research Scientist: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

I’m an electronic artist.  Right now I’m pursuing a Ph.D. at the Creativity and Cognition Studios at the University of Technology, Sydney while also working as a research scientist at Old Dominion University in Virginia USA.
My research embraces digital technology to create artwork not possible through any other media; and my focus is on emergence in interactive art.  This is tempered by an ongoing interest in virtual and augmented environments.

At ODU’s Virtual Environments facility (VMASC EAST) I research and develop for simulations and multimedia training materials and data visualisation as well as reviewing state of the art technology.  These days all my work here is medical visualisation - from developing and project managing a Wound Debridement surgical trainer (since March 2003) to a virtual operating room to simulate surgical team interactions and obstetric procedures.  Previous work included visualisation to support astronaut air sickness training for NASA’s International Space Station.

Before I joined VMASC in 2001 I established and lectured computer animation and multimedia courses at Australia’s Deakin University (1999-2001).  I held a similar faculty position at the Australian National University (1996-1999) and have worked as a freelance designer on interactive museum exhibits, web, architecture, theatre and film since 1993. My art work has been exhibited at conferences and contemporary art galleries in Beijing, Tokyo, Australia and the U.S.A.