* About Anna Munster:
Anna Munster is a digital artist and theorist of digital media. She is a Lecturer in Digital Media Theory, School of Art History and Theory, College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Sydney and online. She was recently a winner of Digital2000 (ASCI, New York), has exhibited at Artspace, The Australian Centre for Photography, The Melbourne Festival and has just completed a website, http://wundernet.cofa.unsw.edu.au. She is working on a CD-ROM titled Wunderkammer, funded by the Australian Film Commission. She has published in ctheory, Photofile, M/C, Australian Feminist Studies among others and is currently co-editing a book on embodiment with Elspeth Probyn.
Approaches to Technology in Australia
Vocational Imperative vs. Responsible Education transfer of "just-in-time knowledge" versus a broad education
How do we stretch a vision between the Futurist narratives of progress with all their techno-optimism and the technophobia often encountered in more traditional cultural theorists? What can we do about anti-intellectualism and boredom in the undergraduate classroom? Concrete examples of useful assignments and ways in which to teach theory or tech (ie. How could the role plays proposed by Augusto Boal's "Games for Actors and Non-actors" be applied to the teaching theatre?)
* About Lisa Gye (Australia):
Lisa Gye teaches new media theory and production at Swinburne University of Technology (Victoria, Australia).