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.




Keith Waddington

I bring artists and scientists together to produce. I do this in my University of Miami ArtScience courses (humanities and science majors) and in home-based salons.

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Erica Seccombe

I am a visual artist who lives and works in Canberra, Australia. I have a printmaking background and combine photographic screen print with digital and electronic media.

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Melentie Pandilovsky

Dr. Melentie Pandilovski is a new media art curator and theorist. He is currently Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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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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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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Joe Gersh

Joe Gersh was previously a director of Artbank (the Federal Government’s art rental scheme supporting emerging Australian artists) and the National Institute of Circus Arts (Australia’s centre of excellence in contemporary circus training), as well as Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council for

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Stacey Switzer

Artistic Director of Grand Arts

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Adam Norton

Adam Norton’s work investigates the effects of technology on the human condition. He has made work about space travel, virtual warfare and nuclear weapons. He is not only interested in how technology has altered our physical landscape but also how those changes have impacted on human behavior.

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Pi-Wei LIM

The ROBERTSON DOCTOR is a general practice that also houses a contemporary art space GALLERY CHIRON. Our inaugural exhibition was called "when art meets science" and we will continue in this vein as time passes.

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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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Bill Seaman

Bill Seaman is Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. He is a member of the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences and is active in ongoing research.

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Daria Dorosh

I am interested in 'surface' as a primary site of interdisciplinary activity. Collaboration is the process to define this territory, and to establish a responsible approach to new discourse there.

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David Apfel

el club de los astronautas is a space advocacy group of artists. its mission is to promote a manned, interstellar voyage. its approach is to find and debate strategies that might make stand out this idea beyond fiction, hopefully during our life-time!

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Ionat Zurr

Born in England , currently living and working in Western Australia . Wet Biology Art Practitioner. Artist in residence/PhD candidate in SymbioticA. Co-Founder of the TC&A Project. Research Fellow at the Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Harvard Medical School (2000-2001).

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Vicki sowry
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Stephanie Rajalingam

The Magic Wallpaper Project: Hideous Beauties Collection is a part of a body of work that proposes an interactive installation that explores the realm between Art and Science. It is also further expanded by a printed wallpaper medium.

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Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips has spent the last 16 years creating digital art under the ‘brand’ of Visual Alchemy.

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Simon Lacey

A Quarter Of A Million Miles is a musical project with accompanying films inspired by "Carrying The Fire" written by Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins.

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Tamara Searle

Performing Artist and educator.

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Tim Boykett

At the university I am involved in the Algebra group based around Prof Guenter Pilz, who are principally involved in researches in the field of nearrings. My interests have to do with the relations between theoretical computer science and abstract algebra.

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