Grayson Cooke is an interdisciplinary scholar and media artist, Associate Professor of Media in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University in Montreal.
Grayson is an award-winning media artist, who has exhibited and performed media art works across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. His collaborative live audio-visual performance with sound artist Mike Cooper, “Outback and Beyond”, was the winner of a “New Face” award in the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival. This work and others have been performed and exhibited at key events and venues such the National Art Centre Tokyo, the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart, the Australian Museum in Sydney, the WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, the FILE International Festival of Electronic Language in Sao Paulo, and the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at Kings College, London.
As a scholar, he has published academic articles in major journals such as Leonardo, Convergence, Body and Society, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Culture Machine. He has written on numerous topics including new media, human-machine relations, the face and the archive. His current research is focused on media art and the archive, and the Western film genre as a global phenomenon. Grayson is also an associate editor for the online peer-reviewed journal Transformations, and new media editor for the Intellect journal Somatechnics.