Melinda Rackham

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Melinda Rackham (melinda@subtle.net) is an artist and writer based in Sydney Australia, who has been working online since the mid 1990?s in her domain www.subtle.net constructing imaginal and hypertextual sites. Melinda's web practice has investigated the technological and psychological aspects of online identity, locality, sexuality and community, as well as viral symbiosis and trans species relations. She is currently undertaking a Phd in Virtual Media at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia. As well as her web work, Rackham's writing encompasses the nature and construction of Virtual Space, appearing online and in print in arenas like Ctheory, Culture Machine, Leonardo, and Realtime. Conference presentations include Contagion in Australia, Invencao in Brazil, and Consciousness Reframed in Wales. She has participated in residencies at Polar Circuit in Finland and Discovery at Banff Center for the Arts, Canada. Her award winning web works have been included in Beyond Interface, Arco Electronico, Perspecta, Transmediale, File, Art Entertainment Network, The Montreal Biennale, European Media Art Festival, and ISEA.