Staff Profiles

Location: F Block, Level 2, Room F216
Phone: 60741
Fax: 60615

Assoc.Prof. Anna Munster

School of Art History and Art Education, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics


PhD (UNSW); BA Hons (USYD)

Anna Munster has been at COFA since February 2001 on a fulltime tenured basis. Prior to that she taught as a sessional staff member at COFA and other Sydney universities.

She is an active researcher with a sole published book (Materializing New Media, 2006), has held 2 ARC research grants in new media and art, is an editor of the online peer-reviewed  journal The Fibreculture Journal, is an active artist with multichannel and interactive installation work exhibited internationally and nationally.She regularly collaborates with Michele Barker in the School of Media Arts, COFA.

Barker and Munster are working on a largescale multi-channel interactive work hich explores the relations between perception, magic and the brain. Munster is currently writing a new book on networks and aesthetics. She is also creating a database and researching dynamic media with Andre Murphie from English, Media and Performing Arts, UNSW

She supervises both theory and studio-based postgraduate students. Examples of topic areas include: digital installation; theories of temporality and new media; mixed reality media in theory and practice; mapping, communities and collaboration. She teaches the core theory courses for the Bachelor of Digital Media  - SAHT 3614Screen Culture and SAHT3614Digital Theory and Aesthetics.

Current students/topics supervised:

John Tonkin (PhD, practice-based) Embedded Agents: How Code Found its Body (commenced 2010)

Danny Ford (PhD, practice-based) Cassette Project: The Potential Role of the Artist in Relational, Performative and Collaborative Strategies in the Contemporary Context of Music, Performance, Reproduction and Distribution. (commenced 2010) 

Anna Raupach (PhD, practice-based) Invisible Ink: How new media technologies are shaping our communicative behaviour in contemporary culture. (commenced 2010)

Grant Corbishley (PhD, practice-based) Stewardship: an ethical aesthetic response to an uncertain and unsustainable future in local communities (commenced 2009)

Peter Charuk (PhD, practice-based) Glacial Lux:is an immersive interactive video installation (commenced 2007)

Eugenia Raskopoulos (PhD, practice-based, part time) Language and the body as ready-mades in video art and photomedia (commenced 2006)