Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
Lecturer

Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman

Degrees

  • PhD in Art, Design and Media, UNSW Art & Design, Australia, Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
  • Master of Arts Curatorship and Modern Art, University of Sydney, Australia, Feb 2005 - Mar 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts Art History, University of Victoria, Canada, Sep 1998 - Aug 2002
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Deborah Turnbull Tillman is a curator specialising in design, technology and new media. Her first curatorial project was Beta_space, an experimental gallery at the Powerhouse Museum focused on the audience’s role in interactive art. This fuelled her interest in how technology augments traditional art practice and how the audience is becoming a necessary material for technology based art. She then joined the curatorial team at the Powerhouse Museum as Assistant Curator – Design & Technology, where she curated exhibitions such as ISEA2013, designTECH, Good Design and Game Masters.

Deborah's PhD, which examines disruption and experiential learning regarding curatorial process, was awarded in September 2018 and is titled 'New Media Curation: a novel methodology and preliminary criteria for exhibiting new media and interactive art.' The three case studies that supported her contributions to the field include Denouement as part of Musify+Gamify for VIVIDMusic 2015; ISEA 2015: disruption; and Re/Pair for the Big Anxiety Festival at UNSW Art & Design in 2017. Her most recent exhibition was in Tin Sheds Gallery for TEI2020 and titled 'Never odd or Even.'

An editor and author as well as a curator, Deborah began sessional teaching at UNSW Art & Design in 2016 and was awarded a Tenure Track Lecturer position there in Media Arts and Curatorial in 2021.

Website | www.newmediacuration.com/new

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Crnr Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington G107 - PO Box 259 PADDINGTON NSW 2021 AUSTRALIA

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DT, 2019, 'Past the Museum Floor: Criteria for Curating Experience', in Museums and Digital Culture, Springer International Publishing, pp. 115 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97457-6_6
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D, 2019, 'Past the Museum Floor: Criteria for Curating Experience', in Giannini T; Bowen J (ed.), Museums and Digital Culture, Springer, May 2019, pp. 115 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97457-6
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Turnbull Tillman D; Velonaki M, 2016, 'Disruption and Reflection: A Curatorial Case Study', in England D; Schiphorst T; BryanKinns N (ed.), Springer Series on Cultural Computing, edn. Springer Series on Cultural Computing, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, pp. 181 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28722-5_12
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DJ; Turnbull Tillman, D ; Turnbull D; Connell M, 2014, 'Curating Digital Public Art', in Candy L; Ferguson S (ed.), Interactive Experience in the Digital Age., edn. 1, Springer International, Switzerland, pp. 221 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04510-8_15
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Turnbull D; Connell M, 2011, 'Prototyping Places: the museum', in Candy L; Edmonds E (ed.), Interacting: Art, Research and the Creative Practitioner, Libri Publishing, United Kingdom
    Edited Books | 2010
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D; Turnbull D, (ed.), 2010, Memory Flows @ Newington Armory, Centre for Media Arts Innovation, University of Technology, Sydney
    Edited Books | 2009
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D, (ed.), 2009, Image Ecologies, DABdocs, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney Australia
    Edited Books | 2008
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D; Gwilt I, (ed.), 2008, Mundane Traces: Essays on Transitional Art Practices, DABdocs, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Edited Books | 2006
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Edmonds E; Muller L; Tillman D, (eds.), 2006, Engage: Interaction, Art & Audience Experience, Creativity and Cognition Studios Press, Sydney, Australia, https://www.creativityandcognition.com/engage06/
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Bown O; Fraietta A; Ferguson S; Tillman D, 2020, 'Rapid Composition for a Multi-Device Networked Music Platform', in Spagnol S (ed.), Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Torino, June 24th – 26th 2020, Torino, Italy, pp. 399 - 406, presented at Sound and Music Computing Conference, Torino, Italy, 24 June 2020 - 26 June 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3903573
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Kiang R; Flanagan P; Tillman D, 2020, Digital Materiality Public Program, exhibited at: Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney, 28 March 2020 - 28 March 2020, https://www.gallerylanecove.com.au/digital-materiality-viewing-gallery
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Flanagan P; Tillman D, 2020, Digital Materiality : Coded Textiles, Digital Materiality: Coded Textiles, Gallery Lane Cove, 04 March 2020 - 28 March 2020, medium: multi media installation, at: https://www.gallerylanecove.com.au/past-exhibitions-2020-2?pgid=kcbdij72-ee988221-f537-450b-b919-9f6a2d1faaea
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D; Cochrane K; Schiphorst T, 2020, Never odd or eveN - TEI2020 Arts Track Catalogue, exhibited at: Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, 09 February 2020 - 12 February 2020, https://tei.acm.org/2020/participate/arts-track/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2020
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D; Cochrane K; Schiphorst T, 2020, Never odd or eveN - Co-Curator of the TEI2020 Arts Track Exhibition, exhibited at: Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, 09 February 2020 - 12 February 2020, https://tei.acm.org/2020/participate/arts-track/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D, 2019, Human Robot Friendship Ball, exhibited at: The Connection, Rhodes, Sydney, 24 May 2019 - 15 June 2019, https://www.vividsydney.com/event/ideas/human-robot-friendship-ball-0
    Theses / Dissertations | 2018
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D, 2018, New Media Curation: a novel methodology with preliminary criteria for exhibiting new media and interactive art, UNSW Art & Design
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DT; Forseck J; Velonaki M, 2017, 'An exploratory case study into curatorial intervention within the context of HCI', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 540 - 555, presented at 6th International Conference, DUXU 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58640-3_39
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Turnbull Tillman D, 2017, Ceci n'est pas: an essay on Wade Marynowsky's Algorithmic Paraedoilia, Algorithmic Paraedolia, Hard-Lawrie C, (ed.), Willoughby Council
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D, 2017, Re/Pair for The Big Anxiety Festival, exhibited at: Black Box, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney Australia, - , https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/repair/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DT; Velonaki M; Gemeinboeck P, 2015, 'Authenticating experience: Curating digital interactive art', in TEI 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 429 - 432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2677199.2691602
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DJ; Velonaki M, 2015, 'Curating: a disruptive technique for disruptive technologies', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2015: disruption, Vancouver BC Canada, presented at ISEA 2015: disruption, Vancouver BC Canada, 14 August 2015 - 17 November 2015
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman DJ, 2015, Denouement, exhibited at: Seymour Centre, 22 May 2015 - 06 July 2015, Denouement, https://www.seymourcentre.com/events/event/musify-gamify-concerts/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Bown O; Loke L, 2015, Musify+Gamify, exhibited at: Vivid Festival, Seymour Centre, Sydney, 22 May 2015 - 08 June 2015, Musify+Gamify
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Tillman D; Edmonds E; Connell M, 2011, 'Prototyping Places: curating prototype interactive artworks in a museum context', in Re-Thinking Technologies in Museum 2011: Emerging Experience, Limerick, Ireland, presented at Re-Thinking Technologies in Museum 2011: Emerging Experience, Limerick, Ireland
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Bilda Z; Edmonds E; Turnbull D, 2007, 'Interactive experience in a public context', in Proceedings of the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference on Creativity & cognition - C&C '07, ACM Press, presented at the 6th ACM SIGCHI conference, 13 June 2007 - 15 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1254960.1254994
    Theses / Dissertations | 2006
    Dr Deborah Turnbull Tillman
    Turnbull D; Tillman DJ, 2006, Old Myths, New Meanings: Border Crossing and the Recontextualization of Space in Alladeen and Theft of Sita, University of Sydney, University of Sydney, NSW

Awards

Awards | Australian Postgraduate Award (2014-18) | Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme
 

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