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Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

Dr Mitch Goodwin is a media artist, curator and an academic with a research focus on digital aesthetics, media ecologies and cultures of automation. He has a diverse publication profile having outputs in the fields of curriculum design and interdisciplinary education as well as media arts, cultural studies, cinema and digital anthropology. Some of Mitch's work can be found online at The Conversation and MC Journal. He is currently developing two monographs, Digital Gothic, which is an examination of digital culture at the turn of the millennia and The Atmospherics of Automation, which is an anthropological study of cultural responses to A.I. and automation in the second machine age.

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Mitch has appeared in a variety of public arenas over the years in both an academic and artistic capacity. He has been a regular presenter at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, first as an invited panellist in 2013 for ‘Warhol Goes Social: art in the age of social media’, and then in 2015, when he delivered a solo presentation on his research into cultures of surveillance. In 2016 he was one of only 13 international artists selected to screen and discuss his video work Mineral Machine Music at the IEEE VISAP16 conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Mitch has been a regular speaker at the RIXC Media Centre’s Open Fields conference in Riga, Latvia an event that author and futurist Bruce Sterling described as “something of a legend in circles”.

Mitch was the Founding Director of the Screengrab Media Arts Award (2009-15) and curator of the associated exhibition program which interrogated the political and technical infrastructures of network culture. He has been shortlisted for both the MADATAC06 video art award and the prestigious Lumen Prize. Whichh the Guardian has described as “the world’s pre-eminent digital arts prize.” He was invited to exhibit at the 16th WRO Media Arts Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland for the European Union’s 2015 City of Culture program and he has won the North Queensland Arts Award for Best Exhibition twice. His screen-based work has been shown in Adelaide, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Athens, Cardiff, Slovenia, London, Madrid, Sheffield (UK), Baltimore and New York:


  • –present
    Curriculum Design Lab, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    Griffith University, Doctor of Philosophy