Scott Mitchell holds an undergraduate honours degree in fine art and a PhD in design. He is a practicing artist and works across a diverse array of fields from public sculpture to interactive objects and environments. He exhibits widely as both an individual artist and as part of the collaborative groups Open Spatial Workshop with Bianca Hester and Terri Bird, Theory of Rainbows with Saskia Schut and Open Source Urbanism with Rory Hyde.
As a lecturer and researcher within Industrial Design, Scott’s interests lie in exploring the field of interaction design, networked objects and data rich environments. Orientated by terms such as tangible interaction, ambient technology and the Internet of Things, his teaching and research is based in electronic prototyping and iterative design processes. Scott is particularly interested in design as a speculative tool for exploring emergent technologies and social norms.
Scott’s projects are documented on his website openobject.org
An interview with Scott about his recent work New Millennium Fountain can be found here.
Scott’s thoughts on design are given in the following interview with RMIT Gallery.
An article on Scott’s art and design practice by Helen Johnson for Un Magazine can be found here.
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- Andrew Stephens, The Sydney Morning Herald, Entertainment, Shedding sunlight on DIY art, 12 March 2013.
- Dan Rule, Broadsheet, NEW13: Fractured Forms and Spatial Fissures at ACCA.
- ABC Radio National, Books and Arts Daily, NEW13 Artists at ACCA, 4 April 2013.
- Elizabeth Pedler, New13, Artforum, May 2013.
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