A1 | Tue 22 Jan | 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Presented by

  • J Rosenbaum

    J. Rosenbaum is a contemporary figurative artist working in 3D modeling and exploring the boundaries of technology and art. Their most recent work has been in exploring the nature of Non Binary Transness and their own genders and sexuality. Well known for being a painter of nudes, Rosenbaum has recently undertaken a masters degree and changed focus to more technologically based digital art using physics based rendering, Deep Neural Networks and Unity to develop an Augmented Reality mobile application. Following a car accident that impaired Rosenbaum’s mobility they have turned their mind inwards exploring the nature of humanity, religion and gender through art. The human body has always been a source of fascination in Rosenbaum’s art with a focus on mythical and archaeological stories driving their progress. This fascination has continued with their newest Computer Generated works with a basis in classical art and history. J is an American working from their home in Victoria, Australia with their partner and child and two cats.


Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are this year’s hottest buzzwords when it comes to art. Are they just gimmicks or is there something deeper behind the work? When artists can create whole immersive worlds or blur the line between the digital and the real what we have to say is still of the most importance. This talk is about the latest technologies and how to stay on track and not get (too) distracted by the shiny new other options out there! J Rosenbaum is a digital artist working in 3D Modeling and Augmented Reality with Machine Learning based interactions. Join us as they unpack what new technology brings to art and what artists bring to new technologies. ⚠️ Content warning: This talk contains images of artistic nudity Linux Australia: http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2019/a1/Tuesday/MIXED_REALITY_AND_ART_THE_QUEST_FOR_THE_SHINY.webm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RNlS4sfrfU