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Adrian Bruch

Lecturer

Adrian is leading-edge multimedia professional and educator, with over eighteen years experience in creating interactive content and digital publishing. He has also worked on films in Australia and Hollywood, as an independent filmmaker and animator. As a film artist he has exhibited in group shows and performances, including the Guggenheim Museum in the United States and the National Gallery of Victoria. As a cartoonist, he has illustrated one book for children "Sogni D'Oro" and been published in several newspapers.
 

Previously as Manager of the Ideas Incubator at RMIT, he established and developed a world-class collaborative learning environment, devoted to new research and development practice in digital and interactive media technologies, with participants coming from a wide variety of disciplines: cartography, computer science, electronic design and interactive media, animation, industrial design, architecture, performance art and even sculpture. He was successful in attracting and producing interactive multimedia works with students, staff, industry and practicing artists: Stelarc, Lyndal Jones, Metraform, the actor and director Margo Knight, the dance technology performance group Company In Space, Two Moon Media, John McCormack, ACMI Park: the interactive game and many more.
 

With Company in Space (Australian pioneers in dance technology and motion capture) he was instrumental in getting the University to provide studio space, students for programming and even rolled up his sleeves to joined the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate several of their projects.

Adrian enjoys being at the bleeding edge of research and development, thriving on the joining of diverse groups in real world projects. In the 1990s as a member of the Xpress Group (Australian pioneers in electronic publishing), he was involved in the digital transformation of many of Victoria's leading newspapers, advertising agencies and graphic design houses. He participated in the first trials of Canon and Kodak digital cameras and printers, the first satellite transmission of PostScript files through "PressLink" to the world's newspapers and was also part of the team that developed "Magpie" Australia's first Quark XPress XTension. At ShowAds as Head of Multimedia, Research and Development, he designed and created the first touch screen computer interactives to be exhibited at the Royal Show, for the Department of School Education. At Telstra Research Labs, as an interactive designer, he was involved in designing and delivering Australia's first interactive digital services. These included television via Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (A.D.S.L.), the inaugural web-cast of the "Australian Internet Awards" and Australia's first (and the world's third), delivery of a Cable Internet service: "Big Pond Cable".