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Biography

Tracey Benson is an artist and researcher based in Canberra. Her creative work explores a range of media including  video, online, open data, mobile technologies and augmented reality. She often collaborates with cultural owners and guides - working with Indigenous communities, historians, knowledge keepers and scientists. Community and audience engagement are areas of relevance and this is echoed in her work with government on sustainability programs at the Department of the Environment and Energy plus in her work as an educator in the university sector. Tracey is a sessional academic at the Faculty of Art and Design and a Professional Associate of the Institute of Applied Ecology at University of Canberra. Her resesarch explores participatory design and user centred design and how it could be used in synch with emerging digital tools such as virtual and augmented reality to support pro-enivormental behaviour.

Education/Academic qualification

Australian National University

20012010

Master, Queensland University of Technology

19992001

External positions

Member, Australian Science Communicators

2018 → …

Member, Group of Energy Efficiency Researchers

2018 → …

Trustee, Intercreate

2013 → …