Penelope Thomas

Travels from: New South Wales


Bringing teams together to explore technology for communication and art

Categories: Innovation, Women in Business

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Penelope Thomas is Project Manager of Applied Industry Research at AFTRS. She has managed a number of research projects for the School starting with VR Noir, which premiered at VIVID Ideas 2016.

Current projects include: Biometrics on Audience Engagement; Creative Augmented Reality; the AFTRS/CSIRO Data61 Media Index; industry-partnered software development; and Precipice: a binaural narrative podcast project in collaboration with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, WNYC (New York Public Radio) and BBC’s Audio Science Research Unit, which premiered at Vivid 2017.

Penelope’s interest is in bringing together inclusive collaborative teams drawn from local, national and international expressions of interest to explore technology for communication and art.

Penelope holds a BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and is completing her MA (Research) at The University of Sydney. Penelope has studied Leading and Managing Research at the University of Melbourne and is currently presenting her Approach to achieving collaborative innovation across the arts and sciences.

Penelope Thomas - Women in Business

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