Andrew Johnston is a performer, digital artist and researcher living in Sydney. He has a background in music, and has performed professionally with several Australian symphony orchestras, in musicals and numerous other ensembles.
His creative practice is focussed on the creation of interactive environments for performance and public engagement which are grounded in physical experience while highlighting nuance and complexity.
His research focuses on the design of systems that support experimental, exploratory approaches to live performance, and on the experiences and creative practices of the artists who use them.
Andrew is Professor and Head of the Interaction Design discipline in the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney. He is Research and Course Director of the UTS Animal Logic Academy, a unique, professionally-equipped studio focusing on the creative application and design of digital technologies. He also co-directs the Creativity and Cognition Studios, an interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection of performance, art and technology.