Dr Deirdre Feeney is a multi-disciplinary artist and academic with research interests in optical image systems as perceptual tools for generating wonder and awareness of technologically mediated experience. Deirdre engages in cross-disciplinary collaboration with scientists and engineers to explore and realise her ideas. In 2020/21 she undertook a MAAS Research Fellowship and ANAT Synapse Residency. Her background in glass-making and the projected moving image were pivotal to her current practice encompassing material and digital methods to create her optical image systems. Deirdre is a Lecturer of Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia and a member of the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments.