Birgit Bachler

Birgit Bachler

Senior Lecturer Creative Technologies, Hons Coordinator, Te Rewa o Puanga School of Music and Creative Media Production

Birgit Bachler (Austria/New Zealand) is a media artist, designer, and researcher based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington. In her research, she investigates emergent media and the ways contemporary technologies continuously create, shape, and manipulate networks between humans and non-humans, electronic data, and their environments. In her creative practice, Birgit builds experimental networks, often combining new and obsolete media technology with custom-built hardware and software. Her teaching centres creative research and artistic technologies to inform the creation of new, innovative media prototypes.

Birgit has exhibited and presented at art institutions such as V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL), The Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam, NL), Museumsquartier (Vienna, AT) and media arts festivals such as Transmediale (Berlin, GER), ISEA (Istanbul, TR & Manizales, CO), Piksel Festival (Bergen, NO) and Sonic Acts Academy (Amsterdam, NL).

  • Expertise

    Media art, networked media, software and hardware development, more-than-human design research, data-driven narratives, creative methodologies

  • Qualifications

    BA Information Design / Media & Interaction Design, University of Applied Sciences, Graz (Austria)

    MDes Media Design & Communication / Networked Media, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (NL)

  • Professional Affiliations

    ADA (Aotearoa Digital Arts Network)

  • Supervision

    Birgit is available for postgraduate supervision, specifically interested in research that crosses the boundaries between the creative arts and technology.