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Fri 18 Mar
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Melbourne Connect - Launch Pad
700 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC, Australia


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Creating New Codes: How can art explore digital ethics?

Creating New Codes: How Can Art Explore Digital Ethics? Past Event

Presented by Melbourne Connect

In 2021 the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics launched the Art, AI, and Digital Ethics research stream called CAIDE AAIDE . CAIDE AAIDE supports researchers and practitioners working at the nexus of art and ethics, and provides a space for this community of practice to develop. In August 2021, CAIDE AAIDE ran its first community event in the form of a workshop. Following this, it launched a seed funding application to support projects which used art to interrogate AI and digital ethics. Under this scheme, researchers were awarded funding for their project. In this event, researchers and practitioners from the CAIDE AAIDE community present their art-led explorations of AI and digital ethics. It will foreground the work and outcomes of the seed funding scheme through the panel discussion that explores art as a mechanism for understanding the ethical challenges and critical questions posed by technology.


Dr Solange Glasser

Solange is a Lecturer in Music Psychology and Performance Science at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. She began her tertiary education by studying violin performance and musicology at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where she published her Honours thesis under the title ‘Music, the Brain, and Amusia’.

Dr Margaret Osbourne

Margaret has an interdisciplinary appointment with both the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her desire to support the mental and physical health needs of artists to achieve optimal performance and sustainable careers has seen her develop new curricula in performance psychology, serve as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology Performance Science, President of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, and maintain a consulting psychology practice.

Ben Loveridge

Ben is the Immersive Media Coordinator (VR/AR) at the University of Melbourne and assists with the integration of spatial technology in teaching and research across the University. He coordinates activities in the Learning Environments VR lab as well as provides technical and development consultation to staff and students through workshops and masterclass sessions.

Dr Vanessa Bartlett

How do technologies shape wellbeing? How does art help us home in on the emotional and experiential implications of this question, in ways that escape the grasp of other disciplines? These questions drive Vanessa’s curatorial practice, in ways that influence not just what she curates, but how she researchers and develops her interdisciplinary projects. Her exhibitions at major international arts spaces, such as FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), UNSW Galleries and Furtherfield, have been seen by over 40,000 people and have featured in The Guardian, Creative Review and BBC Radio 4. She has edited two books for award-winning academic publisher Liverpool University Press (UK), the most recent of which was co-edited with neuroscientist Henrietta Bowden-Jones. Vanessa is currently McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.

Dr Kristal Spreadborough

Kristal Spreadborough is an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in music, psychology, digital and data ethics, and data driven research. In her current role as Research Data Specialist at the Melbourne Data Analytics Platform, Kristal has worked across a range of disciplines including the creative industries, law, education, and the health sciences. For more information on her current activities, please visit: