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Justin Dywre + Betty Sargeant. Multi-award winning media art + digital design

JUSTIN DWYER - BETTY SARGEANT

DIGITAL + DESIGN + MEDIA + ART

PluginHUMAN is a media art and digital design activation led by the multi-award winning Australian art / design duo Justin Dwyer and Betty Sargeant. Plugin HUMAN develop immersive real-time media art using light and audio to augment participatory and interactive art installations.

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Betty Sargeant + Justin Dwyer_Australian Artist + Designer

In 2018 PluginHUMAN won a Good Design Award (Australia). Jusin Dwyer and Betty Sargeant have exhibited in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

PluginHUMAN construct three-dimensional sculptural works and use TouchDesigner, Ableton Live and customised hardware to allow audiences to have an impact on the final creation. PluginHUMAN display an acute understanding of the roles that technology plays within contemporary existence. Their work focuses on how art and technology can help people be more socially and physically engaged. They aim to bring about greater connections between people and machines through playful design.

PluginHUMAN holds the creator-in-residence position at the Exertion Games Lab, Centre for Game Design Research, RMIT University, Australia. They are collaborating with the lab to create a series of participatory and interactive media art installations whereby the interface becomes integrated with the human body. In 2018 PluginHUMAN won a Good Design Award (Digital Design). In 2017 Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer won a Victorian Premier’s Design Award (Australia) for their participatory media art installation The Storytelling Machine.

Link to PluginHUMAN CV

Plugin Human: Justin Dwyer at Banff Arts Centre

Justin Dwyer:

Winner ~ Good Design Award, Australia, Digital Design, Interface [2018]

Creator-in-residence Exertion Games Lab RMIT University [2017-18]

Selected as one of seventeen international participants in the inaugural Convergence Residence – Visual Art and Electronic Music, Banff Centre, CANADA [2016]

Top 5 ~ Lumen Prize, shortlisted for international award [2015]

Creator-in-residence Asia Culture Centre (South Korea) [2016]

3 Aria Award Nominations

Link to CV

Plugin Human: Betty Sargeant artist-in-residence ACC South Korea

Dr Betty Sargeant:

Winner ~ Good Design Award, Australia, Digital Design, Interface [2018]

Creator-in-residence Exertion Games Lab RMIT University [2017-18]

Winner ~ Victorian Premier's Design Awards, Digital Design, Storytelling Machine[2017]

Winner ~ Consensus Innovation Award. In recognition of her progressive design work [2016]

Creator-in-residence Asia Culture Centre (South Korea) [2016]

Melbourne Knowledge Fellow, Australia - Link to her MKW Report [2015-16]

Fellow of the International Specialised Skills Institute [2016]

Betty's PhD ranked top three - Australian CHASS Prize [2015]

She has exhibited internationally [Asia, Europe, The United States, Australia]

Link to CV

Plugin Human: Betty Sargeant ACMI presentation

Experience design ~ New technologies

Interaction design ~ Participatory art

Narrative ~ Concept development

Media art ~ Digital design

Plugin Human: Justin Dwyer at the Exertion Games Lab RMIT University

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