About Synapse

About Synapse

Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. Artists and scientists approach creativity, exploration and research in different ways and from different perspectives; when working together they open up new ways of seeing, experiencing and interpreting the world around us.

About ANAT

Since its inception in 1988, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has been a catalyst for experimentation and innovation across art, science 
and technology.

ANAT champions artistic excellence by supporting professional artists and
fostering a culture of creative risk-taking, secures the necessary resources 
to enable artists to pursue creative research and realise groundbreaking 
artworks, and communicates the importance of creative experimentation and
 expression within the arts and - increasingly - in broader society.




Janet Hawtin

Make culture and open technologies.
Apprentice geek.(need a geek checkbox?)

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Hugo Paquete

Hugo Paquete has developed an exploratory course into visual arts and new media, exploring the complex relationship between man and the real and their language, perception and technological paradigms.

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Melinda Rackham

Melinda Rackham has engaged with sculptural, performative, distributed, emergent and responsive media artforms as an artist, critic, curator, consultant and cultural producer for twenty-five years.

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Alistair Riddell

Sound and Installation Artist, composer and lecturer

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Simon Haberle

The Department of Archaeology & Natural History is a world leader in the archaeology and palaeoecology of Australia, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.

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Mick Lorusso

My ideas develop at the confluence of art, science, ecology, and mysticism. My work ranges from drawing, sculpture, and interactive performance. Recently, I have focused on the organic transference of energy from one state to another.

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Peter Strain

I am a photographic artist, writer and videographer working in the marine environment, highlighting fine art values and anthropomorphic values in nature. I particularly work with macro marine imagery in the intertidal areas of Australia's remote Kimberley coast.

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steven oscherwitz

I compose drawings-paintings-and digital compositions.
I am also a theorist who combines the history of science and philosophy with phenomenology.

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Benjamin Blakebrough

The Winged Self is an installation that shows the developmental processes of creating work based in a scientific arena not usually explored by artists. Ben aims to combine the various theories of Vtol flight he has been working on since 1997 into a single unifying installation.

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Charles Tucker

Charles Tucker, currently the head of sculpture at the Cleveland Institute of Art, is an artist and researcher actively working toward an aesthetic research methodology, a goal that he has sought and investigated since the mid-1990s.

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Horia Cosmin Samoila


Exploration of Electromagnetic Landscapes and Cognitive Limits.
Extra-territorialization of cognitive conglomerates (psycho-geographies) trough the emergence of new Technologies of Communication and Information.

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Nik Gaffney

FoAM is a research group and a transdisciplinary laboratory for holistic and speculative cultures.

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Veronika Valk

Zizi&Yoyo mobile office of architecture and production believes in creative interdependence of ecofriendly and experiential minds, intervening urban habitat via actual construction, public debate and urban events.

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Stacey Switzer

Artistic Director of Grand Arts

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George Fifield

George Fifield, Director
Director, Boston Cyberarts, Inc.

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Clea Waite


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Tracey Meziane Benson

For many years, artist and researcher Tracey Meziane Benson has focused on notions of national identity, tourism, borders and identity as themes within her creative practice. Primarily, she uses the www and digital data projections and video as mediums.

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Matt Shilcock

Matthew Shilcock is an emerging contemporary / dance theatre artist. Diagnosed at birth with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as brittle bone disorder, he spent much of his youth in a wheelchair before learning to walk at the age of fifteen.

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Sophie Munns


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Peter Ellerton

Currently Head of Science at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology. Interested in Philosophy, creativity and science.

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