Alison Bennett works in ‘expanded photography’ where the boundaries of photography have shifted in the transition to digital media and become diffused into ubiquitous computing. Bennett’s recent projects explored the creative potentials of augmented reality, stereophotogrammetry, 3D scanning, and virtual reality as encompassed by the medium and practice of photography. As a neuroqueer trans-media artist, Bennett’s work has explored the performance and technology of gender identity and considered the convergence of biological and digital skin as virtual prosthesis. Her work has generated international media attention more than once; been featured on ABC TV Australian Story, the New York Times, Mashable, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Motherboard, Creators Project, KillScreen, and The Guardian ‘best Australian photographs of 2015’. Virtual Drag was included in the launch of 360 Vision, an online channel showcasing Australian virtual reality content by Screen NSW, Screen Australia & ABC.



René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.