2018 completed and ongoing projects

  • PHD CANDIDATE (ongoing), College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University Melbourne

  • ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS 2018 PARTICIPANT, Deakin University, Melbourne

  • CURATORIAL PROGRAMMING & COMMUNICATION STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT, Urban Screens Productions

  • RESEARCH ASSISTANT, RMIT University

  • CURATING IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATION, RMIT & Ritsumeiken University, Kyoto

  • ARS ELECTRONICA TOKYO INITIATIVE FIS (FUTURE INNOVATORS SUMMIT), Tokyo (guest facilitator)

  • SOCIAL PLAY WORKSHOP, Kyoto International School

  • LEARNING SPACE DESIGN & ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES (completed) / Learning & Teaching Unit (Student Success Group), QUT

2017 completed projects    

  • GUERRILLA KNOWLEDGE UNIT, Project Lead and Co-Founder / Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy

  • CURATOR (TALKS & IDEAS) | Robotronica

  • SESSIONAL ACADEMIC | QUT Creative Industries Faculty

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & ALGORITHMIC DIVERSITY (Education Program) | Lady Cilento Children's Hospital School via Guerrilla Knowledge Unit

  • ME / YOU / US + AI (Public Program) | u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD program via Guerrilla Knowledge Unit

  • ETHICS OF ACCESS, ETHICS OF AI (Education Program) | u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD program via Guerrilla Knowledge Unit

  • EDUCATION FUTURES (Public Program) | The Cube keynote with Horst Hortner, Ars Electronica

  • CRITICAL CONNECTIONS: ART, DESIGN, & STEM (Symposium) | The Cube with the Creative Industries Faculty, Australian Research Centre in Additive Bio-manufacturing, Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, in association with the University of Tasmania Creative Exchange Institute

  • BIOSYNTHETIC SYSTEMS (Exhibition) | Creative Industries Precinct

  • STEM GIRL POWER CAMP (Public Program) | The Cube with Queensland Academies, Department of Education and Training, and QUT Design Lab

  • PHYSICS OBSERVATORY HOLIDAY PROGRAM (Public Program) | The Cube

  • STEAM FOR SCHOOLS (Education Program Series) | The Cube

  • STEAM FOR EDUCATORS (Education Program Series) | The Cube

  • TECH IN LIBRARIES (Public Program Series) | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM (Education Program Series) | The Cube with Queensland Academies

  • CIRCUIT BREAKER (Education Program Series) | The Cube with QUT Art Museum

  • REFORM (Public Program) | The Cube with Creative Industries Precinct and Brisbane Street Art Festival

2016 projects | program visioning, management, production, consultancy

  • FIRST LEGO LEAGUE | Tournament Co-Director | The Cube with Macquarie University, Robotics@QUT, QUT Faculty of Education, and LEGO Education

  • TECH IN LIBRARIES | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE (BRIAN O'CONNELL) | The Cube with QUT Science and Engineering Faculty, Faculty of Education in association with Tufts University Boston

  • YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM | The Cube with Queensland Academies

  • STEAM FOR SCHOOLS | The Cube

  • STEAM FOR EDUCATORS | The Cube

  • STEAM HOLIDAY PROGRAMS | The Cube

  • TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES | The Cube with Tech Girls Movement

  • CREATIVE CATALYSTS | The Cube with Ars Electronica

  • LEGO EDUCATION WEDO 2.0 AUSTRALIAN LAUNCH | The Cube with LEGO Education, Robotics@QUT, and QUT Faculty of Education

  • TECH WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • CROSS-CURRICULA ART-TECH | QATA Conference

  • INTERACTIVE DESIGN BOOTH @ K8 CHILDREN'S SYMPOSIUM | The Cube with QPAC Out of the Box Festival and Design Minds

  • EDUCATION PRECINCT VISIONING COMMITTEE | QUT

  • MAKE NICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE | VIVID Ideas Festival

2015 PROJECTS | PROGRAM VISIONING, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, CONSULTANCY

  • STEAM FIELD RESEARCH | New York, Boston, San Francisco, Rhode Island

  • CREATIVE LAB (STEM TO STEAM) : 21ST CENTURY LEARNING | The Cube with Queensland Museum

  • OFF THE SHELF: CREATIVE CODING | The Cube with Asia Pacific Design Library, Watson Road State School, and Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • ARS ELECTRONICA INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY NETWORK | Resident - Friedrich Kirschner | The Cube

  • FIRST LEGO LEAGUE | Tournament Co-Director | The Cube with Macquarie University, Robotics@QUT, QUT Faculty of Education, and LEGO Education

  • YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM | The Cube with Queensland Academies

  • TECH GIRLS ARE SUPERHEROES | The Cube with Tech Girls Movement

  • WEBINAR SERIES | Department of Education and Training

  • STEAM HOLIDAY PROGRAMS | The Cube

  • LEGO EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM: ROBOTS IN SPACE | The Cube with LEGO Education, QUT Faculty of Education, and Moore Educational

  • WOMEN OF THE WORLD (WOW) FESTIVAL | QUT

  • GAMEON SYMPOSIUM | Creative Industries Precinct

  • TECH IN LIBRARIES | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • TECH WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • ROBOTRONICA | QUT

  • TE(A)CHNOLOGY: PRE-SERVICE TEACHER PD | The Cube with QUT Faculty of Education

2014 PROJECTS | PROGRAM VISIONING, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, CONSULTANCY

  • TECH WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS | The Cube with Brisbane City Council Library Services

  • ONE PLANET PANEL DISCUSSION AND FILM SCREENING | The Cube with Urban Screens Productions

  • CHRIS ROGERS: ROBOTICS IN THE CLASSROOM EDUCATOR PD | The Cube with QUT Faculty of Education, and LEGO Education

  • ARS FUTURELAB ACADEMY | The Cube with Ars Electronica, and QUT Creative Industries Faculty

  • HALFBRICK CUBED | The Cube with Halfbrick Studios

  • LEGO EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM: SIMPLE & POWERED MACHINES | The Cube with LEGO Education, QUT Faculty of Education, and Moore Educational

  • YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM | The Cube with Queensland Academies

  • CREATIVE TOOLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: EDUCATOR PD | The Cube

  • POLYXPRESS DIGITAL STORYTELLING | The Cube with California Polytechnic State University

  • GOOGLE HANGOUT | NSW State Library Conference

  • CODERDOJO | The Cube

  • JUMPSTART | Kelvin Grove State College

  • POZIBLE BRISBANE LAUNCH | The Cube

  • PLAYMAKERS | Pimpama State Secondary College

  • LONG TIME, NO SEE | The Cube with Keith Armstrong

  • OPEN FRAMEWORKS | The Cube with Zach Lieberman

  • G-ARDUINO | The Cube with Monica Rikic

  • ANALOGUE / DIGITAL | The Cube with Friedrich Kirschner

  • STEAM HOLIDAY PROGRAMS | The Cube

  • STORY+ | The Cube with Brisbane Writers Festival

  • 100 FUTURES | Kelvin Grove State College

  • ARS ELECTRONICA INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY NETWORK | Resident - Zach Lieberman | The Cube

  • CANONICAL (JASON NELSON) ENGAGEMENT | The Cube Digital Writing Residency | Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts

  • MOVE-ON: EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXCHANGE (MONICA RIKIC) | The Cube

  • ROBOT UNIVERSITY (CHRISTY DENA) ENGAGEMENT | The Cube Digital Writing Residency | Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts

2013 PROJECTS | PROGRAM VISIONING, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION, CONSULTANCY

  • LEGO EDUCATION LEARNING PROGRAM: GREEN CITY CHALLENGE | The Cube with LEGO Education, QUT Faculty of Education, and Moore Educational

  • YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM | The Cube with Queensland Academies

  • DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS | The Cube

  • CUBE BYTES | The Cube

  • TALKING ROBOTS | The Cube

  • INCREDIBLE INNER SPACE | The Cube with the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility

  • CUBE KIDS | The Cube

  • CUBE LABS | The Cube

  • ARS FUTURELAB ACADEMY | The Cube with Ars Electronica, and QUT Creative Industries Faculty

  • FOUNDATION'S EDGE EDUCATOR PD | The Cube with Heidi Millington

  • GOVHACK | The Cube

  • IF:BOOK | The Cube with Queensland Writers Centre

  • ROBOTRONICA | QUT

  • MORALS AND THE MACHINE | QUT

  • ROBOTICS: REALITY, FICTION AND THE FUTURE | QUT

  • BRISBANE WRITERS FESTIVAL | The Cube

  • HALFBRICK CUBED | The Cube with Halfbrick Studios

  • FIRST LEGO LEAGUE | The Cube with QUT Faculty of Education, Macquarie University, and LEGO Education

  • FIRST TECH CHALLENGE | The Cube with QUT Faculty of Education, Macquarie University, and LEGO Education

  • JUMPSTART | Kelvin Grove State College

2012 PROJECTS | PUBLIC PROGRAM AND EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT

  • CREATIVE LEARNING WITH LEGO EDUCATION | The Cube with QUT Faculty of Education and LEGO Education

  • KEEPING IT CLEAN | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • RECENT WORKS: RHYS LEE | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • CLASSICAL ARRANGEMENTS | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • THE MAPLETON SUITE | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • PALOOKAVILLE | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • FROM PURITY TO OBSCURITY | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • LOCOMOTOR | Jan Murphy Gallery

  • MELBOURNE ART FAIR: BEN QUILTY, RHYS LEE, HEIDI YARDLEY, LESLIE RICE | Jan Murphy Gallery

2011 PROJECTS | pUBLIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION

  • FACE IN A CROWD: NEW PORTRAITURE | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • IN BED BY RON MUECK: A QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY | GALLERY OF MODERN ART TRAVELLING EXHIBITION | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • MIRROR: JEANNIE BAKER | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • MASHOLOGY | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • ON THE SURGEON'S STAGE | Ipswich Art Gallery

2010 PROJECTS | PUBLIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION

  • A CAMERA ON THE SOMME: A BENDIGO ART GALLERY TRAVELLING EXHIBITION | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • HOME GROWN | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • THE IPSWICH HOUSE | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • THE FABRIC OF SOCIETY | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • SCALE FREE NETWORK ART SCI LAB | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • DREAMER IN THE DEEP | Ipswich Art Gallery

2009 PROJECTS | PUBLIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION

  • CONSTRUCTION SITE I Ipswich Art Gallery

  • TREASURES IN THE ATTIC I Ipswich Art Gallery

  • I WISH I LIVED IN WONDERLAND I Ipswich Art Gallery

  • QUEENSLAND FOLK ART | Ipswich Art Gallery

  • LITTLE BIG SHOTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS I Ipswich Art Gallery

2008 PROJECTS | PUBLIC PROGRAM and EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION

  • GAME ON PUBLIC PROGRAM | Creative Industries Precinct with Brisbane International Games Developers Association

  • 48HOUR GAME MAKING CHALLENGE | Creative Industries Precinct with Brisbane International Games Developers Association

  • INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART PROJECTS: THE VERNACULAR TERRAIN | Pinnacles Gallery, Monash Gallery of Art, Federation Square, Ipswich Art Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

  • INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART PROJECTS: VT2 | Songzhuang Art Museum, The Block, Tokyo International Film Festival, Beijing Film Academy, Frieze International Art Festival London, Pinnacles Gallery

SELECT TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES: CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH TECHNOLOGIES | Forum presenter | SensiLab Monash University, 2018 (link to talk)

  • FUTURE AFFECTS: Art, Affect, and Automation | Co-presenter with Dr Linda Knight | UQ, 2017

  • STEAM ENGAGEMENT: Linking University, Education and Communities | Lecture | UTAS, 2017

  • CONASTA | Co-presenter with Dr Svenja Kratz | Hobart, 2017

  • CRITICAL CONNECTIONS: ART, DESIGN, STEM SYMPOSIUM | Co-chair | QUT, 2017

  • A CONVERSATION WITH SPHERO CTO & FOUNDER: IAN BERNSTEIN | MC | The Cube, 2016

  • AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH STEM RESEARCH CONFERENCE | Presenter | QUT, 2016

  • VIS ARTS POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR | Presenter | QUT Creative Industries Faculty, 2016

  • 21ST CENTURY APPROACHES TO EDUCATION | Panelist | Cooper Hewitt Fellow Design Minds, 2015

  • REFRAMING DIGITAL LITERACY | xCOMMUNICATE SYMPOSIUM | Co-presenter with Laura Landmann | VIVID FESTIVAL, 2015

  • EDUCATION OR LEARNING? PARTICIPANT OR CONSUMER? MIND THE GAP | Chair | QUT, 2015

  • OPEN CITIES | OPEN DATA | Speaker | UNSW, 2015

  • INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST CONFERENCE | Speaker | QPAC Out of the Box Festival and QUT Creative Industries Faculty, 2014

  • INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR EDUCATION THROUGH ART 2014 | Co-presenter with Pia Robinson | Melbourne, 2014

  • STEM TO STEAM | xCOMMUNICATE SYMPOSIUM | Speaker | QUT, 2014

AWARDS  

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship | 2018

  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship | 2015

  • QUT Vice Chancellor Performance Award | 2015

  • QUT Engagement and Innovation Grant (with Lubi Thomas) | 2014

IN THE MEDIA

EDUCATION

  • 2018 - current PhD, RMIT University

  • 2016 MA (Research), QUT

  • 2008 BFA (Visual Arts) with Distinction, QUT

  • 2004 Applied Fashion Design and Technology, TAFE Brisbane

  • 2003 Visual Arts and Theory, BIA / Costume Design, Brisbane Arts Theatre