sydney - jonathon delacour
I met Jonathon this past October up at the Digital Storytelling Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado. He was giving the keynote address on identity and reality in cyberspace. Perilous ground, as far as I'm concerned. Walked on fire he did though, knew what he was talking about. Sometimes you wonder how we stay sane living as we do in these simulatin' times. There's always another edge out there, always another persona to subsume. The jazz grows frenetic, and the chaos sprawls. There's no changing that, not as far as I can tell. The only alternative is to pull closer to the real, closer to the witness inside. These are the kind of songs that Jonathon plays by heart.
Jonathon Delacour is an interactive writer who most recently worked for
Firmware Publishing on both of their CD-ROM titles: Long Time, Olden Time,
an oral history of Northern Territory Aboriginal people; and Playtime in
the Park, an award-winning children's animated title by Erica Dale and Mark
Tolhurst. Drawing on several years Japanese language study, Jonathon
created the Japanese version of Playtime, minna de asobo, in association
with Firmware's Japanese distributor, Infinisys.
Jonathon holds a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) in Photography from the City Art Institute of the New South Wales Institute of the Arts. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry from the University of Sydney.
While interactive communications now absorb all his attention, for many years Jonathon was a photographer. To support his personal picture-making he worked as a commercial photographer-doing movie stills and photographing works of art for books and magazines-before spending a number of years teaching photography at tertiary level.
From 1981 to 1983 he was a member of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council and, in 1984, its Deputy Chairman. As well as being widely published and exhibited, his photographs are in many collections including the Australian National Gallery in Canberra and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
Jonathon has written extensively on art, photography, and computing for a variety of publications. He speaks regularly at multimedia conferences and recently received funding from the Australian Film Commission for an hypertext narrative work for the World Wide Web called Scenes of Everyday Life: 2. La Japonaise.
Also in Sydney: Justin Maynard
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