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Tracey Benson

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


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Tracey Benson is an artist, writer and researcher based in Canberra, Australia. Her work focuses on notions of place and identity, experimenting with a range of media - video, online, emerging media technologies and augmented reality. She often collaborates with cultural owners and guides - working with Indigenous communities, historians, artists, technologists and thinkers. Community and audience engagement are also areas of relevance and this is echoed in her work with government on online sustainability programs plus in her work in the university sector, where she works as a sessional academic focusing on cross-media and media focused subjects.

Her work has featured in many international and national emerging media festivals since 1996. Tracey has a MA from QUT, Creative Industries and a PhD from ANU, which explores online environments and social impacts in the geo-physical world. Since 2007, she has co-organised the Canberra chapter of Dorkbot and is also Secretary/Treasurer of NZ based organisation Intercreate. This organisation brings together artists, scientists and Indigenous peoples to focus on environmental challenges and sustainable solutions.

Interests: Media Art, Travel, Indigenous Issues, Social Justice, Closing the digital divide.

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Freelance: Yes