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Garth Paine

Garth Paine is internationally regarded as an innovator in the field of interactivity in electronic music and media arts. He gained his PhD in interactive immersive environments from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 2003, and completed a Graduate Diploma in software engineering in the following year at Swinburne University.

Paine is the Associate Director of the School of Arts Media and Engineering and Digital Culture program at Arizona State University where he is also a professor of Digital Sound and Interactive Media. Until mid 2012, Dr Garth Paine was an Associate Professor in Digital Musics, at the University of Western Sydney where he established and directed the Virtual, Interactive, Performance Research environment (VIPRe).

He was selected as one of ten creative professionals internationally for exhibition in the 10th New York Digital Salon; DesignX Critical Reflections, and as a millennium leader of innovation by the German Keyboard Magazine in 2000. Dr Paine was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Fellowship in 2000, and The RMIT Innovation Research Award in 2002. He is a member of the advisory panel for the Electronic Music Foundation and an advisors to the UNESCO funded Symposium on the Future, which is developing a taxonomy / design space of electronic musical instruments. Recently Garth has been invited to perform at the Agora Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006), the New York Electronic Arts Festival (2007), and in 2009 performed in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Limerik Ireland, New York, Philadelphia, Providence and Phoenix, Arizona in the USA, and Montéal and Quebec in Canada.