Jon McCormack is an Australian-based artist working at the nexus of art, technology and society. His experimental practice is driven by an enduring interest and research in computing. McCormack is a hybrid artist whose creative practice emerges from an amalgam of education pathways, with an Honours degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma of Art (Film and Television) and a PhD in Computer Science.
McCormack’s practice incorporates generative art, sound, evolutionary systems, computer creativity, visualisation, virtual reality, interaction design, physical computing, machine learning, L-systems and developmental models. Inspired by the complexity and wonder of the natural world, his work is concerned with electronic ‘after natures’: alternate forms of artificial life which, due to unfettered human progress and development, may one day replace a lost biological nature. He is currently the director of SensiLab at Monash University in Melbourne.