What influences you?
Speaking of resonance, I am most influenced by people working on the edge. Badass pioneers, aquanauts, astronauts, explorers, multi-dimensional mavericks and mischief-makers who share an exceptional capacity for imagining new worlds, natural expeditionary skillsets and the resolve to leave a legacy and make a difference in the world. I am also influenced by gritty and graceful movers, makers, creators, connectors and storytellers on a practice-led mission of discovery fueled by imagination, curiosity, and passion for amplifying even the tiniest signs of life. They nourish my being.
The other biggest influence has been the oceans. I feel at home underwater. The aim of my lifelong work is to advance human interaction design and behaviour with a new framework ennobled by aquatic awareness and symbiotic knowledge systems - from sea to summit, to space. Water is the elixir of life as an Earthling. Total respect and gratitude.
What Motivates you as an Artist?
With accelerating global uncertainty and highly unpredictable climates, creative technologists and explorers must re/new understanding of the needs and motivations of humans spanning a range of dynamic events from natural interactions to the most audacious endeavours. Threshold domains elicit a multiplicity of design challenges in human performance. I am interested in our expression and behaviour relating to extreme environments and change. What do we need in our artist toolkit today to capture and share that? Before the lockdown, I was working on expeditionary VR and live-stream immersive systems with collaborators from the Monash Immersive Visualisation Platform.