release date: 26 january 2021
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guest episode – jon mccormack ‘Eden’

This week’s program is the first of two episodes with digital media artist, musician, programmer and Director of the innovative Sensilab project at Melbourne’s Monash University, Professor Jon McCormack.

Jon and I have been colleagues, collaborators and friends since the mid 1980s. He has a remarkable oeuvre of work, more well known and acknowledged internationally than here in Australia. Before the advent of COVID19, he was always on his way to or from somewhere in the world to install his works, present papers and lectures or undertake an artist-in-residency project.

This episode is a conversation about Jon’s digital media installation project ‘Eden’, punctuated with examples of Eden’s sonic evolution over the many years of its iterative development.

In a second episode we discuss Jon’s digital music software ‘Nodal’.

sensilab at Monash University

Jon McCormack

excerpt from ‘Turbulence: An Interactive Museum of Unnatural History’,
Jon McCormack, interactive laser-disc projection installation, 1994

documentation of ‘Eden’ at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, 2004