National Organization of Media Arts Database
The National Organization of Media Arts Database (NOMAD) is to become a comprehensive and current body of literature on the evolving area of Media Art within tertiary education. NOMAD will provide a social network through Web 2.0 technology that will act as a platform for the creative exchange of ideas, information, curricular models and best practice solutions from across this continually evolving field of study.
The creation of such a community will serve the purpose of expanding interdisciplinary research on a national level. The data gathered will develop a body of information for promoting and facilitating a knowledge base on the proliferation of media/electronic art through collaboration between academics and media artists. Such collaborations have the potential to create hybridized knowledge beneficial to emerging areas.
Emerging technologies affect all areas within the arts and in turn other disciplines across the universities. The ability of art to develop inter and trans-disciplinary approaches across these areas is increasing rapidly. This scoping study is paving the way for participation in the world of science, culture and technology. Media/electronic art is continually re-delineating its definitions of materials and contexts within the new modalities in which it operates.
Support for this project website has been provided by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
The views expressed in the project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Troy innocent is Deputy Head (Research), Multimedia and Digital Arts
Troy Innocent has been exploring new aesthetics enabled by computers since 1989. Deconstructing and understanding the endemic properties, language and nature of the digital realm has been the underlying theme of his work. Trained as a designer and practising as an artist, he has moved across media in works involving computer animation, installation art, interactive media, synthetic images and sound. His work has been exhibited widely at national and international galleries, conferences, and symposia, including Ars Electronica 2004.
Typically, these works involve the construction of artificial worlds that explore the ?language of computers?. In his work, Innocent explores the dynamic between the iconic ideal and the personal specific, the real and the simulated, and the way in which our identity is shaped by our language and communication.
Troy's recent work includes lifeSigns: eco-system of signs and symbols, an interactive installation commissioned by ACMI / Film Victoria exhibited in 2004: Australian Culture Now, Semiomorph (ISEA02, Nagoya, Japan) and Iconica; trans?forms (Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia).
Media Art Database
The national Media Art Scoping Study (MASS) would like to invite all media arts theorists, practitioners, and academic to participate in the creation of this database by providing details of their history in teaching media art and current practices. This will provide the opportunity for Deans, academics and researchers to understand nationally an overview of developments in media/electronic art education through emerging technologies and science. It can reasonably be anticipated that the resulting cross-fertilization of ideas will demonstrate 'emergent' properties leading on to new knowledge.