Julian Stadon is a UK based Australian artist/designer/curator/researcher/educator. He is Programme Leader of Digital Media Design at The University of Hertfordshire. Formerly, he was Subject Leader in Innovative Media at London College of Fashion and is still the Director of The Mixed and Augmented Reality chiefessays.net Research Organisation and a Steering Committee member for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Previously, Stadon founded and directed Dorkbot Perth.
Originally studying Marine Biology, then Fine Arts and a Master of Electronic Art, Stadon’s current PhD research focuses on how art can better our understandings of identity, augmentation, post-biological identity, the relationship between embodied data and data bodies and the Anthropocene. Stadon has published and exhibited this research on numerous occasions along with working with many world leading organisations, including Ars Electronica, ISEA, NASA, Symantec, BMW, IEEE, ARToolkit, The Bosnian National Archive, Residenz Galerie Salzburg, Wikitude, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Red Bull, Arduino, Lumen, Pachube, BNMI, KTM, Fukuoka City Museum, The Royal Science Institute Australia, TU Munich, TU Graz, HITLab NZ, The BNMI, Media Art Histories, NOMAD Australia, The House of Vans, The V&A, The Tate, Miximaliste, Alexander McQueen, Pomellato, MAAT, Blue Abyss, Porsche, Gucci and Stella McCartney. Stadon is currently exhibiting themes of their eyes were watching god in the Fashioned from Nature Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Academically, Stadon focuses his teaching in several areas that traverse art, interaction and interface design, game studies, next generation interfaces, creative coding and physical computing, mixed reality and other innovative media, all under a paradigm of Anthropocenic Design, a field he established to address current issues in both education and wider contexts