Jessica Herrington

Futures Specialist

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Futurist. Creative Technologist/Neuroscientist. Artist & Designer.#

Jess Herrington integrates her expertise in neuroscience, creativity, and technology in her role as Futures Specialist at the ANU School of Cybernetics. Focusing on artificial intelligence, immersive technologies, and human perception, Jess is dedicated to redefining our interaction with and comprehension of emerging technologies.

Jess holds a PhD in neuroscience, specializing in human visual perception, along with degrees in Philosophy, Psychology, and Visual Art. Her professional journey before ANU involved collaborating with leading global brands to develop innovative digital experiences. Her projects span from creating AR/VR environments for film-makers to developing educational applications, notably an augmented reality app designed to enhance neuroanatomy education at the Australian National University Medical School.

Her artistic work has been featured at international conferences, art galleries, and festivals. As a committed advocate for inclusivity in technology, Jess has mentored young digital creators and spoken at institutions such as the Royal College of Arts in London and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Her written work, exploring the intersections of art, technology and futures, appears in publications such as the Springer Series for Cultural Computing.

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