Dr Mitch Goodwin is an independent media artist and academic. He is the Founding Director of the Screengrab International Media Arts Award and Curator of the associated exhibition program. As a practitioner his work has toured widely throughout Australia, Europe and the United States and in 2014 he was shortlisted for both the MADATAC video art award and the prestigious Lumen Digital Arts Prize for his film Mineral Machine Music. In 2015 Mitch was invited to attend SXSW Interactive in Austin Texas where he presented on his research into Liquid Ambient Futures and most recently at ACMI in Melbourne for the David Bowie Symposium.
Mitch has facilitated numerous community programs for young people with private and government sponsored initiatives for emerging artists in Australia and the UK and was the founding Director of the Renew Townsville project based on the successful Newcastle model.
As an academic Mitch is has 15 years of experience in which time he has developed a profile as a coordinator of interdisciplinary capstones and as a degree coordinator at both undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of Digital TV Production, Interactive Media, Film Production Technology and New Media Arts. As an academic consultant Mitch has provided a variety of expert services to the tertiary sector including MOOC course development for James Cook University (Townsville, Aus), design and implementation of digital media curriculum for the Griffith Film School (Brisbane, Australia), authored and validated a film production program at Birmingham City University (UK), provided external validation and bench marking services for the Screen Production program at Staffordshire University (UK) and produced a feasibility study into Media Lab infrastructure for the University of Melbourne (Aus).
Mitch currently resides in Portland Victoria where he is writing a monograph based on his PhD research, Dark Euphoria: The Neo-Gothic Narrative of Millennial Technoculture.