Here is a selected list of public presentations, publications and academic experience. You can contact me if you want the complete list.
Link to Google Scholar profile: Dr Tracey M Benson

Panel with Geert Vermeire,  Flows of connection, 27th International Symposium on Electronic Art Barcelona (10-16 June 2022),, video editing by Fred Adam.

TransArts Institute, Open Window Series Connecting with the local: building relationship with the more-than-human

Journey to Yarun,  Presentation to Plant Lab 22 – link to slides

Treecreative: Encouraging awareness and action through creative walking projects, 4th Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour & Decision Making 2022

Social Entrepreneurship, values based decision making and Appreciative Inquiry: Treecreate as a case study,
Joint conference paper with Elizabeth Sweigart (The Chicago School), 3rd Annual BEST Conference on Human Behaviour & Decision Making 2021

Treecreative: Ecosystems of inclusion, DIY and More-than-Human Media Architecture, QUT

Panel chair and curator, Weaving Place, Deep Listening and the Sacred, Guests: Jo Tito, Leah Barclay, Michelle Maloney and Ruth Irwin, SoundWalk September, Hosted by Australian Earth Laws Alliance and The Valley Centre

Panel guest, “Land and Fire”, Beyond Crisis with Kirsten Larsen, Rebecca Scott, Gemma Meier and Tracey Cooper, hosted by Australian Earth Laws Alliance, The Valley Centre, Future Dreaming, Pingala and New Economy Network Australia

Walking with Trees in Ngunawal Country, Urban Tree Festival

Eco-activism, guest presenter at Walk, Listen, Create cafe.

Ignite*Energy: Virtual Reality Experience as a means to influence energy consumer behaviour, (with Josiah Jordan) BEST Conference, QUT

Borderlands, Walking Encounters/Conference in Prespes Greece, July 1-7 2019. Visual March to Prespes/ Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia and Made of Walking (V) / the Milena  Principle

Ignite*Energy: Energy Efficiency Behaviour Change, IREE2019, Brisbane

Ignite*Energy: Virtual Reality for EE behaviour change, IREE2019, Brisbane

Ignite*Energy, HDR STEM conference, Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra

Weaving connections, (with Felicity Chapman), Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, Sydney, Australia

Augmented Reality in Walking Arts projects, Made of Walking, Cyprus

Giving voice to the Feminine, Women, Arts and Feminism in Australia since 1970, Melbourne, Australia

Ancestral Journeys: DNA Music(with Josiah Jordan) SCANZ 2018, Parihaka, New Zealand

Philosophical evening with Haaken Sund @ Kulturhuset Hovtun, Norway

Waters of the Past @ RIXC Open Fields, Riga, Latvia

Ritual as creative practice | Guest Lecture @ SAE Masters of Creative Industries

Art, Ecology and Governance—Intercreate, Panellists: Michelle Maloney; Ilka Blue Nelson; Sandy Sur; Thomas Dick; Leah Barclay; Tracey Benson; Jason Macleod, Global Ecologies–Local Impacts Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Encouraging sustainability behaviour change at home : Lessons learnt from Living Greener, APS “World Usability Day”, DIPB, Canberra, Australia

Way of the Turtle (Prezi), Land Dialogues, Wagga Wagga, April 2016

Curator, Water Works Water-Wheel  – focus on data, the importance of rivers and cultural connections, March 2016

Speaker, Using Data to Empower Community and Build Culture (Prezi)Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Australasia, University of Canberra, March 2016

Workshop participant to invitation only event: Canberra Digital Inclusion Manifesto Workshop, National Library of Australia

Panel chair, “Vanuatu Women’s Water Music”, Gender in the Pacific, State of the Pacific conference, Australian National University

Contributor (with Ian Clothier, delivered by Deborah Lawler-Dormer) ISEA2014 Educational Forum, American University in Dubai

Words for Water, Waterwheel World Water Week Symposium (2014)

Artist Talk, PhotoAccess, Canberra November 2014

Panel discussion, Performing the City, ADA Mesh Cities Symposium, Auckland September 2014

Panel discussion, KM Australia 2014 Congress, Knowledge Border Crossings, Sydney, July 2014

Cross Connections: Linking Art, Science and Identity, School of Music, Australian National University, Canberra April 2014

Words for Water, Waterwheel World Water Week 2014 Symposium (WWWD14)

Invited Speaker, Inaugural Digital Humanities Meetup, Canberra

Panel discussion, ADA MESH Cities, Dunedin (Skype)

Panel discussion, ISMAR, Adelaide (via video)

Curator, Taranaki Tales, dorkbot cbr, Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Remotely Connected, Remotely Creative, ISEA Istanbul


Sessional academic, University of Sunshine Coast, Taught Design Principles (DES101) and Animation (DES231). Provided input to course content and design.

Unit convenor, Cross Media Production, University of Canberra (Sessional)
Designed and delivered lectures, workshops and tutorials on project based compulsory subject.
Grading of projects. Provided significant input to course content and approach.

Guest professor and external examiner, Cross media and Script writing, Masters of Media, University of Volda, Norway
Co-led 4 day intensive residential program focusing on storytelling across media platforms. The course synthesised practical and theoretical contexts of media in the context of storytelling. Examined MA submissions.

Guest lecture, Masters of Creative Industries, SAE Creative Media Institute
Gave a presentation and led a discussion about ritual as a form of embodied creative media practice. Focus on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of comfort and expression.

Sessional Lecturer/Tutor, Media Cultures, School of Humanities, ANU
Taught Media Cultures 1, 2 and 3 (second, third and Honours year compulsory theory subjects). Provided input to course content and design of Media Cultures 1 and 3. Designed + delivered Media Cultures 3.

Sessional Lecturer, New Media Arts, Centre for New Media Arts, ANU
Taught Media Cultures 1 and 2 (second and third year compulsory theory subjects). Provided significant input to course content and design

Sessional Lecturer, Electronic Imaging, Canberra School of Art, ANU
Taught third year, Undergraduate, Honours and Postgraduate students digital media areas including
Digital Video, Web Design, 2d / 3d Digital Animation and Interaction Design in the Photo Media and
Core Computers areas of the School of Art.

Sessional Lecturer, Computer based art and design, University of the Sunshine Coast
Taught Web Design and Interaction Design, Desktop Publishing and Illustration. One of the first courses in Australia that also taught web standards as set out in WCAG (

Sessional Tutor ‘Arts and environment’, Queensland University of Technology
Compulsory third year subject. Tutored over 100 students using online and face-to-face methods.


2020 PhD Advisor: Liz Taishoff Sweigart, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Thesis: “A case study of how for-profit commercial organizations in
America apply ethical leadership in response to publicized displays of anti-Black racism
involving their employees.”
2020 PhD Advisor: Hira Sheikh, Urban Informatics, Queensland University of Technology
Thesis: “The Machine, the Virus and Nature: The Role of Agency and Data Governance for
More-than-Human Futures”
2020 Advisor with TransArt Institute
2018 PhD Examiner, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
2017 External examiner, Cross media and Script Writing, Masters of Media, University of Volda, Norway

2021 Masters of Applied Science (Research), University of Canberra (P/T in progress)
2010 PhD, Media Arts and Technology, The Australian National University
2006 Project Management Principles, ANU Graduate School of Management
2001 MA (Research), Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology
1998 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Southbank TAFE
1996 Postgraduate Diploma, Art History, University of Queensland
1992 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Monash University

2015 A Transitional Imaginary: Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch
(Booksprint collaboration)
2013 Finding Balance: Mura Gadi, ISBN 978-1-32-003731-0

Peer reviewed chapters
2021 Indigenous Art, Resilience and Climate Change: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa, Devy, G. (Ed.). (2021). Environment and Belief Systems. London: Routledge India,
2016 Locating Emerging Media Edited by Ben Aslinger and Germaine Halegoua, Routledge, January 2016
2014 Visibility, sound, and presence, Manhattan Phrase, Shannon Novak
2014 Water Views: Caring and Daring – Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium 2014–3WDS14, E-book, PDF, 2015 (pp.362-366)
2013 Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics, Edited by Kathleen M. Cuminskey & Larissa Hjorth, Routledge

Peer reviewed journals

2021 Walking together: Artistic collaboration across cultures in Australia and New Zealand,
The Canadian Journal of Action Research,  Vol 21 No 3, Action Research and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, DOI:
Enabling enduring evidence-based policy for the Southern Ocean through cultural arts practices, PERSPECTIVE article, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2021.616089 Lisa Roberts, Tracey Benson, Danae Fiore, Paul Fletcher, Ellery Johnson, Cat Kutay, Jess Melbourne-Thomas, Katherina Petrou, Melissa Silk, Stephen Taberner, Victor V. Filgueira and Andrew J. Constable
2016 Way of the Turtle, Fusion Journal, Issue 10, (with Lee Joachim)
2016 Waters of the Past, Textshop Experiments, Volume 2, Tours and Detours, ISSN 2377-9039
2016 Transdisciplinarity: the “how” is more compelling than the “why”, NiTRO Edition 3, 2016
2015 Words for Water and SCANZ2015, What Lies Beneath Earth e-mag
2013 Review of Media Convergence, Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, Volume 34, Issue 3, November 2013


Adjunct Researcher, eXtended Reality Lab, Charles Sturt University
Advisor, TransArt Institute
Visiting Researcher, More than Human Lab
School of Design, Victoria University Wellington, NZ
Honorary Appointment, Professional Associate
Institute of Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, AU
Adjunct Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Canberra School of Music,
The Australian National University, AU
Visiting Scholar, School of Critical Inquiry, The Australian National University, AU

Complete list available on my academic resume – Dr Tracey M Benson | Academic Resume


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