Eric Giddney taught at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in electronic media from 1976-2002. In the early days, he coordinated artists involvement in many experimental electronic media and telecommunications projects. In the early 1990s, Giddney worked with one of Australia’s telecommunication companies on research into visual online applications with Annmarie Chandler from UTS. Then around 1994, started one of the first web design courses at CoFA.
Giddey finally retired in 2002
Darren Tofts is Chair of Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is a well-known cultural critic who writes regularly for a range of national and international publications on issues to do with cyberculture, new media arts and critical and cultural theory.
Warren Burt is a composer, performer, and writer. Born in the US, Burt attended the State University of New York, Albany (BA, 1971) and the University of California, San Diego (MA, 1975) before moving to Australia in 1975. In Australia he has worked in academia (La Trobe University, NSW Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Australian National University, Victoria University of Technology), education, and radio (freelance and commissioned productions for ABC and PBAA), and as a composer, film maker, video artist, and community arts organizer. His works have been performed and shown in the USA, Australia, Europe and Japan and he has had grants from the Australia Council, the Victorian Ministry for the Arts and the McKnight Foundation (USA), and has been artist in residence with a number of organizations, such as the Australian Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization, the Los Angeles based art-science think-tank International Synergy, the Broadcast Music Department of ABC Radio, the Monash University Music Department, the RMIT Department of Fine Arts, the American Composers Forum, and Art-Science Laboratory, Santa Fe, and the Djerassi Artists Program.
“In this interview, I made a factual error – a slip of memory. I said that Post-Graduate studies at La Trobe University Music Department did not start until a few years after the founding of the Department. In fact, Post-Graduate students were accepted right from the start. The first PhD awarded by the Department was to Dr. Jane O’Brien for her very wonderful work on Percy Grainger’s folk songs. In the process of trying to remember the technological aspects of the Department, the musicological side of things slipped my mind. Apologies to all concerned.”
Interview with Stephen Jones
Interview with Ian Haig
Interview with Ross Harley
Interview with Brogran Bunt