John Tonkin


John Tonkin has been a practising new media artist since 1985. In 1999-2000 he received a fellowship from the Australia Council’s New Media Arts Board. His broad interests have been around the creative possibilities of computation, particularly focused on interaction as a means of physical and conceptual play. These have included many participative works that were formed through the accumulated interactions of the audience. John’s recent projects have included several large-scale public art commissions that have expanded his interest in interactivity into the public domain, as well as a series of interactive video works that investigate visual perception as being grounded in a sensorium of bodily sensations and activated through the dynamic movements of the body. He is currently extending this research into virtual reality. John lectures in contemporary art at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.

Field: Art
Institution: University of Sydney

Conference Schedule

Human geography, wayfinding, mapping, Physical versus temporal space, digital publics, galleries/museums

Title of Paper
Virtually Together: on creating learning spaces for VR production using free and open-source software tools and open standards platforms