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Collaborative Research in Art, Science and Humanity

Perceptual Networks Symposium 2009


Presentations given by CRASH researchers.



Re:live 2009

26-29 November 2009 Melbourne

The third International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology was co-chaired by CRASH Founding Director Paul Thomas and Professor Sean Cubitt. Over three stimulating days, historians, curators, media artists, creative arts practitioners and theorists at the forefront of their practice explored the latest research and theories of new media.


SuperHuman Masterclass 25 – 26 November 2009

As part of Superhuman: Revolution of the Species Exhibition 5 November - 5 December Symposium 23 - 24 November, Melbourne

Founding Director Paul Thomas was part of a panel at the SuperHuman Masterclass. This intensive workshop aims were to provide curators, programmers and writers with the necessary skills and knowledge to reach broad-based audiences with works bridging the arts and sciences. The masterclass provided a theoretical context for emerging practices within an international framework; identified the key emerging artforms, artists and advocates; connected curators, presenting organisations and resource networks; explored the impact gallery space and exhibition design have on emerging artforms; and identified audience development and marketing strategies. It was presented by ANAT in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).


ACUADS 2009: Interventions in the Public Domain

30 September to 2 October, Brisbane

School and Faculty members Darryn Ansted, Dr Christopher Kueh, Dr Ann Schilo and Dr Paul Thomas presented papers at the 2009 ACUADs conference.

Dr Paul Thomas's paper Scoping Study for a National New Media/Electronic Arts Network: An ALTC funded project presentation focussed on the need for discipline-based research in the specific area of Media/electronic art education and the development of a National Organisations of Media Arts Datatbase (NOMAD). The presentation outlined the roles of emerging technologies, scientific discoveries, new concepts of materiality and processes explored in the recent Media Art Scoping Study (MASS) to construct different educational realities.


Perceptual Networks

Susanna Castleden presented the paper Art, Mapping and Collecting: Tracking the Grey Nomads at the Perceptual Networks Symposia, The Moores Building, 25 September 2009



Dr Paul Thomas gave a talk Art in the Age of Nanotechnology to the Nanochemistry Research Institute in the Geology Seminar Room, Building 312 Room 222, Curtin University on Friday 21 August 9:00 to 9:55 am


New Learning Cultures: ISEA 2009

Founding Director Paul Thomas was a panel member on the discussion of the Role of Research in media art & science & technology


LEAF@ISEA2009 Belfast
15th International Symposium on Electronic Art
Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Lanyon Place
August 29, 2009, 13.45- 16.45h