Tracey M Benson PhD (aka bytetime)
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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


For many years, artist and researcher Tracey M Benson has focused on notions of national identity, tourism, borders, mapping and identity as themes within her creative practice. Primarily, she uses the www, digital data projections, light boxes and video as mediums.

Since 1995, she has been working creatively with the World Wide Web, focusing on developing hyper-textual works, video projects and digital animations. Her digital work has been presented in many online galleries and projects in Australia and overseas. In 2001, her work toured regional galleries around Australia as part of the project initiated by Cooloola Shire Gallery.

In 2007, she co-founded the Canberra chapter of dorkbot with Alexandra Gillespie, which is supported by Canberra Contemporary Art Space. She was also a moderator on the internationally renowned new media list –empyre- from 2005-07. She has participated in a number of international digital media events including: ISEA2011, THATCamp Canberra 2010, ISEA2008; AOIR 2006; ISEA2004; Siggraph 2001; N5M4, Amsterdam 2003; N5M3; MAAP’99 and MAAP2000.

Tracey has written for a range of publications and events including: Eyeline, Fine Art Forum, Mesh, BORDERPANIC reader, N5M4 and Muse. In 2001 she completed a Research Master’s degree at the Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre (CIRAC) at Queensland University of Technology, focusing on souvenirs, nostalgia and personal identity. In 2010 Tracey was awarded a PhD at The Australian National University, which explores online communities and social networking tools.

She is currently an Adjunct Fellow at the ANU School of Music, where she is researching semantic web and geolocation technologies and their application to genealogy and Indigenous kinship systems.

In addition to her academic and creative foci, Tracey has worked in the Australian Public Service for the last 7 years, primarily as a program manager for a number of IT, environmental research and sustainability programs. These roles utilised specialist skills related to communications, information management, stakeholder engagement and social media. Tracey’s high level negotiation and communication skills have been further complemented by her experience with managing teams dedicated to providing high quality parliamentary material and services to the Minister’s Offices in a number of government departments.

Tracey also provides web design, communications management and events managment under the auspices of x connect media


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