Gillian Fuller (me) is a researcher, producer and writer who works in and through digital cultures. I am both abstract and practical in my focus.
I tend to change disciplines and lives about every seven years but everything seems to circle around the same themes: communication (the wonder of it) and complex systems (bodies, data, ecologies)
About twenty years ago I trained as a linguist and then did a PhD in Semiotics. I was obsessed with structures and system networks and how over-generative these grammars were when trying to model natural language for computers. Its a theme I am still working through today, albeit through very different methods.
A little later I discovered digital cultures (as opposed to digital systems), began hanging with network theorists, started reading Deleuze, and began working with artists to solve research questions.
About seven years after that, I was calling myself transdisciplinary media geographer writing about systems of mobility and the relations of network architecture and bodies.
Now I am research director of a national online database and e-research project at National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW and am working on my next book; 'Transit Semiotics.
I am also a very keen gardener.