Spencer Rose, Illusions of agency 2024, digital simulation (still), image courtesy of the artist


Thu 23 May 4:30pm - 5:30pm




Phoenix Gallery
Deakin University Burwood Campus, Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC, Australia


All gender bathroom, Wheelchair accessible
Creative digital intelligence is reshaping not only our cultural, social, and economic spheres but also the natural environment. This evolution compels us to re-examine the foundations of our interaction with both the natural and digital realms, particularly concerning our use of natural resources.

Join Deakin University to celebrate the launch of EcoDigital Futures, an exhibition developed in collaboration with Deakin’s Critical Digital Infrastructures and Interfaces (CDII) research group and Deakin Library. This panel discussion in the Phoenix Gallery will precede the official opening event, which will take place in the Burwood Library exhibition space at 5.30pm (register for the opening).

The panel discussion will explore ‘ecosophy’ – the philosophy of ecological harmony and balance – alongside the pressing ecological challenges and ethical considerations embedded within our increasingly digital lives. This panel will be facilitated by Deakin Associate Professor and co-curator Toija Cinque and chaired by Sally Ann McIntyre. The panel will include select exhibiting artists.


Sally Ann McIntyre

Sally Ann McIntyre is an artist and writer from lutruwita (Tasmania) who lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne). Sally’s recent work has focused on themes of transmission, memory, sound, silence and extinction, locating acts of ecocide and sonic erasure within particular sites, scoring species extinction as echo, noise and silence within the contemporary landscape, the museum and the archive. Her projects link the methods and materials of expanded-field radio ecology, the anarcheaological fossils of media cultures, the exploitative extraction economies of colonial science, and the poetics and politics of listening. Critical appraisals of her work have been published in Animal Studies Journal, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, The Wire, Leonardo Music Journal, The Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art and The Guardian. In 2016 her work study for a data deficient species (grey ghost transmission) was commissioned as part of the exhibition Das Grosse Rauchen: the Metamorphosis of Radio, curated by Anna Friz for the Radio Revolten radio art festival in Halle, Germany. Her work, Collected huia notations (like shells on the shore when the sea of living memory has receded) was nominated for the 2019 Share Prize for contemporary artists working with technology and science in Turin, Italy.

Cameron Bishop
Toija Cinque
Julio Andres Escudero
Trewlea Peters
Spencer Rose
Anne Scott Wilson