Lynette Wallworth

Cybernetic Imagination Resident

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Artist/filmmaker Lynette Wallworth is renowned for creating profoundly empathetic works while pushing the boundaries of emerging technologies. She works primarily in immersive environments including 360 film, virtual reality, interactive video, digital full dome and in feature documentary. Wallworth’s work has shown at the World Economic Forum, Davos, the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, New York, the Smithsonian, the Royal Observatory Greenwich for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad; Auckland Triennial; Adelaide Biennial; Brighton Festival and the Vienna Festival among many others as well as film festivals including - Sundance Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival, IDFA, CPHDOX, Sydney Film Festival, Adelaide Film Festival and Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Wallworth’s works include the interactive video installation Evolution of Fearlessness; the DOMIE Award-winning full-dome feature Coral, the AACTA Award-winning documentary Tender, the Emmy® Award-winning virtual reality narrative Collisions and XR work Awavena which premiered at Sundance Film Festival, was in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2018 and in September 2020 garnered Lynette her 2nd Emmy® Award for Outstanding New Approaches in Documentary. Her memoir monologue How To Live was presented this year at the Sydney Opera House and at ACMI Melbourne for the Rising Festival. Wallworth has been awarded a UNESCO City of Film Award, the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation and Excellence, and in 2016 was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She directs the New Narratives Lab for the World Economic Forum to generate opportunities for under-represented voices. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Virtual and Augmented Reality and she sits on the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees. Lynette is currently an Artist in Residence at ANU’s School of Cybernetics.

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