Meet just a few of our leading researchers striving to forge a new direction in creative arts research and development.
Led by Associate Professor Sean Redmond, a digital screen studies specialist and leading eye tracker researcher, our team aims to address critical and fundamental questions that emerge in creative arts research in the age of increased augmentation and virtual reality.
We explore the opportunities, challenges, and critical, economic and cultural implications of art practice in an era where embodiment meets technology.
Sean Redmond took on the role of Director at the beginning of 2017. He has research interests in film and television aesthetics, science fiction film and television, visual effects, film authorship, film sound, and stardom and celebrity.
He convenes the Melbourne-based Eye Tracking and the Moving Image Research Group, and the Science Fiction Research group at Deakin University. He has published 15 books, including Liquid Space: Digital Age Science Fiction Film and Television (2017), A Companion to Celebrity (2015), The AFI Film Reader: Endangering Science Fiction Film (2015), Celebrity and the Media (2014), and The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood (2013). With Su Holmes, he edits the journal Celebrity Studies, short-listed for best new academic journal in 2011.
Sean is presently working on; eye tracking research that is examining the way viewers respond to abstract experimental film; a Model Citizen exhibition project; a series of video essays on eye tracking; and a monograph on the films of Kathryn Bigelow.