Melinda Rackham has
engaged with sculptural, performative, distributed, emergent
and responsive media artforms as an artist, critic, curator,
consultant and cultural producer for twenty-five years.
Her extensive knowledge of the diversity of new arts practcies
is drawn from participation in major international media art
exhibitions and festivals either as an exhibiting Artist,
Conference presenter, a Juror, or a member of the Advisory
committee. Dr Rackham’s perspectives on emerging art practices
appear in diverse academic and arts industry publications
online and in print.
Melinda was the first Curator of Networked Media at the
Australian Centre for Moving Image, and in 2002 she
established -empyre-, one of the world’s leading online
critical media art theory forums. As Director of Australian
Network for Art and Technology from 2005 till 2009 Melinda
forged significant industry partnerships and elevated public
engagement and critique of research and practice in art,
science and new technologies.
Currently Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Dr Rackham’s
focus is curating and writing on emerging art and cultures-
which manifest across networked, responsive and wearable and
practices in distributed and urban environments - and their
impact on our everyday lives.