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The University of Sydney 2006 NSW
PhD UNSW 2003,
BFA (Hons 1) UNSW [COFA] 1997
I have worked as a researcher
and artist in the field of interactive media since 1995.
I have proposed a new theoretical foundation for interface
design that promotes intimate and immersive relationships
between humans and machines based on my concept of ‘amphidromos,’
a meeting point beyond action and reaction and prior
to discourse—a brief moment of recognition between
two parties. My position has been experimentally demonstrated
through a series of interactive artworks—24 catalogued
exhibitions during 2002–07—that engage the
spectator/participant with digital and robotic ‘characters.’
Many of these have been selected as case studies in
In 2003 I initiated and led a major
ARC art/science research project ‘Fish–Bird:
Autonomous Interactions in a Contemporary Arts Setting’
in collaboration with Drs Rye, Scheding & Williams.
The project created a new theoretical foundation for
communication between humans and machines that incorporates
notions of trust and shared intimacy.
In 2006, with Dr David Rye, I co-founded
the Centre for Social Robotics within the Australian
Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney.