Ryerson University, Canada
Marion is a Professor with the School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto. RTA as it's called is part of the Faculty of Communication and Design (that includes, Journalism, Image Arts, Fashion Retail and Design, Interior Design, Graphic Communication Management and Theatre). She teaches Documentary Prodution, Media Writing, TV and Radio Journalism, On Air Presentation Skills, News and Current Affairs Theory and Research and Information Gathering.
Workign as a TV and radio journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Marion has been a TV news reporter, a radio current affairs program host, a documentary producer and a radio news anchor.
About a decade she started working on a project that would allow students to have an 'international experience' without going on exchange- a Virtual Newsroom, a project that involved students from several locations collaborating on the production of feature stories (TV, radio and print). Now, in 2010, Marion is working on a new iteration of the same project with Martin Hirst at AUT, as well as colleagues at UTS in Sydney and Napier in Edinburgh and hopes to run a pilot project with students from each location producing stories for something we are calling "The Global City" this September.
International Advisory Board
Duke University, USA
Over the past decade in his research, mark has sought writing and teaching to theorize the role played by technology in human agency and social life. His work ranges across a host of disciplines, including literary studies, film and media, philosophy (particularly phenomenology), science studies, and cognitive neuroscience, where he has explored the meaning of the relentless technological exteriorization that characterizes the human as a form of life and have paid particular attention to the key role played by visual art and literature in brokering cultural adaptation to technology from the industrial revolution to the digital revolution.
Mark is currenlty a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University in North Carolina, USA and specialises in Critical Theory and Comparative Philosophy. His research focuses on Cultural Theory and Media Studies, Philosophy of New Media, Phenomenology and Cognitive Science
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Matthew Kenyon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States and
has a M.F.A in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is
interested in the convergence of art, emerging technologies and
popular culture. Many of his recent works feature wearable computing
technologies and robotics as a means for making cultural critique.
Matt currently is an Assistant Professor of New Media at Penn State
University where he teaches physical computing, video and 3D
As an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, Matt teaches physical computing, video and 3D animation. He is one half of the S.W.A.M.P group (Studies of Work, Atmospheres and Mass Production) with Douglas Easterly. Douglas is currently based at Victoria University in Wellington where he is teaching programming and multimedia in the Department of Architecture and Design. S.W.A.M.P work is critical, technological and often very funny. For more info see www.swamp.nu.
Lund University, Sweden
Mattias Wallergård is working as lecturer and researcher at Lund university in Sweden. He has a background in electrical engineering and a PhD degree in Human factors.His PhD thesis investigated the use of virtual environments for people with acquired brain injury. His research is currently focused on investigating new application areas for Virtual and Augmented reality such as stress medicine, rehabilitation and archaeology.
His expertise areas lie in Virtual reality, augmented reality and interaction design.
Dr Sally Jane Norman
University of Sussex, UK
Professor of Performance Technologies at the University of Sussex, Sally Jane is a New Zealander with dual French citizenship. After studies in music and dance and a Master of Arts from Canterbury, she obtained a Doctorat de 3ème cycle and Doctorat d'état at the Institut d'Etudes théâtrales, Université de Paris III. Her interests lie in live performance and scenography, art & technology, interdisciplinary research and cultural policy. She has delivered keynotes, published widely in French and English, and directed art and technology events for organisations including the Louvre, Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam (as artistic co-director), and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe.
After serving as founding Director General of the Ecole supérieure de l'image in Angoulême/ Poitiers, she was appointed in 2004 to set up Culture Lab at Newcastle University with a £4.5M grant from the UK Science Research Investment Fund to build a digital platform for interdisciplinary collaborations, developing major research bids including a £12M award gained in 09 as a Digital Economy Hub. In January 2010 Sally Jane joined the University of Sussex as founding director of the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, a flagship project drawing on Sussex's radical interdisciplinary strengths to act as a creative and cultural pole.
Sally Jane is engaged with organisations including UK Research Councils, UNESCO, European Science Foundation, Swedish Strategic Research Foundation, French Ministry of Culture, Quebec Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Austrian Science Fund, Norwegian Arts Research Fellowship Programme, and Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. As member of Advisory and Editorial Boards operating at regional, national and international levels, she is regularly involved in research policy debates.
Professor Sean Cubitt
University of Melbourne, Australia
Sean Cubitt is Director of the Program in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne and Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. His publications include Timeshift: On Video Culture (Comedia/Routledge, 1991), Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture (Macmillans/St Martins Press, 1993), Digital Aesthetics (Theory, Culture and Society/Sage, 1998),Simulation and Social Theory (Theory, Culture and Society/ Sage, 2001), The Cinema Effect (MIT Press, 2004) and EcoMedia (Rodopi, 2005). He was the coeditor of Aliens R Us: Postcolonial Science Fiction with Ziauddin Sardar (Pluto Press 2002) and The Third Text Reader with Rasheed Araeen and Ziauddin Sardar (Athlone/Continuum 2002) and How to Study the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings (Manchester University Press, 2008). He is an editor of Cultural Politics and serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals including Screen, Third Text, Visual Communication, Futures and The International Journal of Cultural Studies. His article on early video art won the 2006 CAA Award for best article. He is the series editor for Leonardo Books at MIT Press. His current research is on public screens and the transformation of public space; and on genealogies of digital light.
ISEA | University of Brighton, UK
Sue Gollifer, Director of ISEA International Headquarters, is currently affiliated with the University of Brighton in the UK. She is the Course Leader of MA Digital Media Arts and her current project is the Vicce President CAA conference 2011
Sue Gollifer is an artist/printmaker an academic and a researcher and an early pioneer of computer art. Her primary research is on 'the impact of new technology within the practice of Fine Art’. While being the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters Sue is also on a number of National and International Committees, including a Director of (DACS), The Design and Artists Copyright Society, (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, the (CAA) College Arts Association, USA, Executive Board and currently the Vice President for Annual Conference. She has been a curator of a number of International Digital Art Exhibitions including, ArCade, the UK Open International Biennale Exhibition, of Digital Fine Art Prints 1995 – 2007 and the SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Chair ’04: Synaesthesia. In 2006 she was awarded an iDMAa Award, The International Digital Media Arts Award: Awarded For her ‘Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community’. Gollifer is the assistant editor of the journal Digital Creativity.
Australian Network for Art & Technology
Vicki Sowry is Program Manager at the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT), where she initiates and delivers programs for artists in partnership with industry and academia that give rise to innovative cross-disciplinary research and creative practice. She has provided assessment expertise to many agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts, Screen Australia and the Media Entertainment Growth Alliance (MEGA) and, for over twenty years, has contributed to the development of industry policy and strategy through her participation on the boards of a wide range of arts and screen organisations. Most recently, she was Chair and Producer of Super Human: Revolution of the Species, an international symposium, exhibition and masterclass that looked at collaborations between artists and scientists and the impact these have on what it means to be human, now and into the future. Born and bred in Wellington, Vicki now lives in Adelaide and, when not working, runs after a very active five-year old and relaxes by pruning trees.