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.




Merle Hathaway

I resigned from the Public Galleries Association in early September and am currently enjoying a number of roles, including facilitation of a major touring exhibition of the work of George Baldessin.

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Maria Manuela Lopes

Maria Manuela Lopes is a visual artist and researcher based in Portugal and the uk. Her current practice is transdisciplinary and based on issues of memory and consciousness informed by life sciences and medical research and presented in the form of time based installations.

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Marian Pastor Roces

Marian Pastor Roces, founded and curated the Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

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Elena Cologni

Elena Cologni has a doctorate form the UNiversity of teh Arts, London, Central Saint Martins College. Her mediatised performances, installations and video manipulation point at the unstable nature of perception and memorisation of reality through time.

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yota morimoto

Yota Morimoto (*1981) is a Japanese composer born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, currently undertaking a doctorate research at the University of Birmingham, UK.

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The League of Imaginary Scientists

The League of Imaginary Scientists is a group of artists and scientists who engineer hybrid art works in the cross-section of their worlds, in collaboration with local communities.

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Geoffrey Drake-Brockman

Geoffrey has been exhibiting since 1986. Much of his recent work has been sculptural and installation based and has incorporated the use of robotics and lasers. Geoffrey Drake-Brockman was born in Woomera, South Australia in 1964.

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Lisa Roberts

The practice-based research project, 'Antarctic animation: expanding perceptions with gesture and line' involves collaborations with Antarctic scientists and other artists who have worked there.

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Cris Kennedy

SCINEMA Director

SCINEMA is a film festival that looks at connections between the arts and sciences.

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Pery Burge

My artistic practice within the area of scientific art

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Jan Hatt-Olsen

Jan Hatt-Olsen is artist/poet working with the concept that today by new media and digital production techniques a fundamentally new type of urban space and urban life can develop.

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Ben Hamley

I'm a lighting designer, project manager and freelance thinker.
I work in Brisbane, Australia.
I'm developing interactive location based media for public spaces and events.

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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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Mari Velonaki

Mari Velonaki is a media artist who has worked in the field of interactive installation art since 1995.

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Craig Stevens

I am a government-funded oceanographer working on ocean turbulence in places as varied as Antarctica, Cook Strait, water filled mine pits and the deep blue sea. I place a strong emphasis on promoting ocean science to the public.

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Amanda McDonald Crowley

Amanda is a cultural worker, curator and facilitator who specialises in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.

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Anna Munster

Anna Munster has been at COFA since February 2001 on a fulltime tenured basis. Prior to that she taught as a sessional staff member at COFA and other Sydney universities.

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Ernestine Daubner

Ernestine Daubner is an art historian and theorist whose research focuses on modern and contemporary art practices at the intersections of science, technology and culture. She holds an interdisciplinary PhD in the Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where she teaches.

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Sara Mast

I am primarily a painter, and work in encaustic (pigmented wax). I am actively engaged in finding science collaborators to create new forms of expression.

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Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss

I am professor of communication and education technologies in Visual Culture and programme director of the international Master of Arts program ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building at Aalto University / School of Art and Design Helsinki.

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