Collaboration – The Team

Professor John POtts

Professor John Potts

John Potts is a Professor of Media at Macquarie University. His research interests include media history, digital technology, contemporary art, and intellectual history. He is the author or editor of eight books, including A History of Charisma (2009), The New Time and Space (2015), and The Future of Writing (editor, 2014). He is a founding editor of Scan Online Journal of Media Arts Culture.


Dr Nigel Helyer installing on board BioPod_V1, during SiteWorks 2014

Dr Nigel Helyer

Nigel Helyer (adjunct Professor) is a contemporary polymath whose work contains several highly developed creative interests. He produces intriguing and continually inquisitive work of international standard and is able to bring new scientific and artistic partners into truly collaborative artistic projects. He is able to do this through his capacity for deeply immersive site-research and his commitment to collaborative and inter-disciplinary enquiry. Drawing on existing archival materials (journals, poetry, artworks, longitudinal studies), and generating new material via audio interviews, environmental data analysis (soil and water sampling) and environmental recordings (water, wind, insects) he has taken what we know to be environmental arts to new heights.



Professor Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is a Professor of Environmental Science at Macquarie University. His research program investigates environmental pollution and risks to human health from aerosols, dusts, sediments, soil and water. He works in range of locations across Australia, including Broken Hill, Darwin, Mount Isa, Port Pirie and Townsville. His experience includes being a former Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. He provides expert evidence and advice to government, industry, lawyers and community on a range of environmental matters, particularly environmental pollution. He has published over 100 research papers and a similar number of other research reports.


Professor Mark Evans.

Mark Evans is a Professor of Music and currently head of the School of Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. He is Series Editor for Genre, Music and Sound (Equinox Publishing) and for 15 years was the Co-Editor of the international journal, Perfect Beat. His recent books include Sounding Funny: Comedy, Cinema and Music (editor 2016), Moves, Movies and Music: The Sound of Dance Films (editor, 2016) and The New Music Industries: Disruption and Discovery (co-author, 2016).


Dr Jon Drummond

Dr Jon Drummond

Jon Drummond (project consultant) is a sound artist and composer whose work explores interactive electro-acoustics, robotics, sonification of natural phenomena, acoustic ecology, and real-time interactive performance systems for acoustic instruments. His works have been presented at many festivals and conferences, including The Adelaide Festival, the International Computer Music Conferences, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, and the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Jon currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer, Media Arts & Production / Sound & Music Design Program in Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the co-director of the Creativity and Cognition Studios. His research interests include human-computer interaction design, new interfaces for musical expression, gesture analysis, improvisation, sound spatialisation and data sonification.


Cecelia Cmielewski

Cecelia Cmielewski

Cecelia Cmielewski (project co-ordinator and curator of the exhibition at MacQuarie University).

Cecelia produces artworks where social, technological and cultural engagements intersect to encourage new understanding across knowledge systems. She realises these artworks as an artist, curator and manager. She is currently a final year PhD Candidate at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University reading multicultural arts and holds an MBA, Bachelor of Design  and a Bachelor of Arts. She held senior roles at the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory agency between 1998 and 2011 and is and has been a researcher on several ARC supported projects.