Logan Austin

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Senior Lecturer - Graphic Design

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 # 8342

Email: logan.austin@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:

School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

Logan Austin completed his BVA (majoring in illustration) at James Cook University of Townsville, Australia, 1989-1991, before gaining his Diploma of Teaching at the Christchurch College of Education, 1998. He then went on to further study at AUT University in Auckland, gaining his MA (Art and Design), in 2003.

Biography:

Logan Austin is an illustrator/animator/designer who works as a senior lecturer in the School of Art & Design at Auckland University of Technology. Prior to this he worked as an illustrator and graphic designer from 1992 - 1999. His current research falls into three areas. 1. Co-working on animation project with colleague, Lesley Kaiser. This has resulted in international exhibitions of animation in France, Russia and Greece. 2. The researcher has utilized digital paintings to widen his knowledge of gay New Zealand Leathermen, an area which has been poorly represented in the arts. This has resulted in both local and international exhibitions and international outputs, including a conference presentation in Rome, and an article in “The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. 3. More recently, his research has moved in focus. He now researches audience immersion and experience design relating to concerts held in in Auckland Stadiums, Arenas, and Theaters. In 2017 he held workshops on audience immersion and experience design to groups of post graduate students and industry professionals in China. He was also an invited speaker at the International Conference on Design in Transition, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. At the Auckland University of Technology’s prestigious “Excellence Awards 2017”, Logan received the Vice Chancellor’s award for “Individual Excellence in Teaching”.

Employment:

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Art and Design, AUT University. Communication Design. Full time since 2002.

Publications:

Conference Presentations and Contributions:

  • Austin, L. Haha, Wow, Mmmm, Errr? Big screen content and audience immersion in
  • stadium, theatre, and arena shows. Design in Transition. Wuxi, China, November 2017.
  • Austin, L. New Zealand’s Gay Leather Culture: Influenced by, and Influencing, Pop Culture. POPCAANZ Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. June 2015.
  • Austin, L. New Zealand’s Gay Leather Culture: Influenced by, and Influencing, Pop Culture. POPCAANZ conference, Massey University, Wellington, 01 Jul 2015.
  • Austin, L. My Journey from Skeptic to Ninja. Archived at - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=wm#inbox/149f3147da179c9f.  28 Nov 2014.
  • Austin, L. SkiNZ "Patience": Personal Narratives of Identity within Gay Leather Culture. Fourth International Conference on the Image, Rome, Italy, 26 Jun 2014.
  • Kaiser L, Cochrane T, Spooner H, Karmokar S, Austin, L, Garden E, Potter E, Young A, Wilczynska K. Graphic Design and 21st Century Bookworks: Implementing multimodal strategies to include e-pub and interactive pdf formats to complement traditional book formats. HERDSA, Auckland University of Technology Auckland, New Zealand, 01 Jul 2013 - 04 Mar 2013.JOURNAL

Publications:

  • Austin L. SkiNZ: “Patience,” Personal Narratives of Identity within New Zealand’s Gay Leather Culture. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. Volume 11, Issue 3. Common Ground Publishing, 26 May 2016, http://ijaspc.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.233/prod.105

Group Exhibitions:

  • Austin L, Sinfield D, Ho KT, Piper G. SkiNZ. Patience (digital painting, 2013)
  • The Four Quarters: a collection of works from four different artists. St Pauls Street Gallery 3, Auckland, 2 Aug 2013 - 16 Aug 2013.
  • Austin L. SkiNZ. Handcuffs (digital painting, 2009) [Group exhibition of 8 queer artists] A Queer View. Curated by Xavier Radic. Aotea Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 Feb 2009.
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  • Austin L. SkiNZ. The Lettuce garden (digital painting, 2009) [Group exhibition of 8 queer artists]. A Queer View. Curated by Xavier Radic. Aotea Center, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 Feb 2009.

Video and Animation Works:

  • Austin, L [Animation] & Kaiser, L. [Concept]. (2012). I want to be citated [Karaoke] Auckland, NZ: Alphabet Piano Productions. www.iwanttobecitated.com Created for Marker exhibition. Ramp Gallery, Wintec, NZ. http://ramp.mediarts.net.nz/?p=910
  • Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation]. (2011) Before Now. Auckland, NZ.
  • Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation]. (2010). As it is Now in Animacall Animation Project 2011 [Exhibition] at The Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (part of the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece devoted to new media). 30 March–5 June 2011. Curators: Syrago Tsiara and Domna Gounari. Website: http://www.cact.gr/site.php?&file=pages-view.xml&id=1126&catid=4
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  • Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation]. (2008). Preserve, Renew, Invent [Light Bytes], atMIC Toi Rerehiko (Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre), 321 K. Rd, Auckland.
  • Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation]. (2007).  Increase the Peace [Russia] in OUTVIDEO 07, 4th International video-art festival on outdoor video screens. Festival places: Moscow, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Riazan', Samara, Sochi, Ufa, Yekaterinburg [Russia]. Night Program August 3 and August 4. Curated by Arseny Sergeyev [Russia], artist, curator, co-founder artpolitika.ru; Enrico Tomaselli [Italy], art director Magmart festival; Mogens Jacobsen [Denmark], artist, curator, co-founder artnode.org.
  • Kaiser, L. [Director] & Austin, L. [Animation] (2006). Poetry should be made by all. Light Bytes [JAM] in Antipodes [Group exhibition], curated by Laurent Antonczak (NZ) & Michel Demange (Franceat LA VINGT-SEPT Gallery, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, 9–20 October 2006.

Professional and Curatorial Activities:

  • Cheung, M. Young, A. Austin, L. Co-present an all-day workshop on Experience Design and Immersive Technologies to a group of industry professionals at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. Nov 2017.
  • Austin, L. Present a workshop on Immersive Experience Design using a trial model called APR.
  • Anticipation, Perception and Reaction. This was presented to a group of students at Guangdon University, Guangzhou, China. Oct 2017.
  • Editorial / Refereeing:Austin, L. Princesa.Associate editor for The Arts Collection, 2015. www.cgpublisher.com
  • Editorial / Refereeing:Austin, L. Active Learning and Teaching Graphic Design History.Associate editor for The Arts Collection, 2015. www.cgpublisher.com
  • Editorial / Refereeing:Austin, L. The Digital Avant-Garde: A Brief History.Associate editor for The Arts Collection, 2015. www.cgpublisher.com

Teaching:

  • Austin, L. Winner at the Auckland University of Technology’s prestigious “Excellence Awards 2017. Logan received the Vice Chancellor’s award for “Individual Excellence in Teaching”.

Undergrad [Communication Design]:

Paper leader and course creator of 1st year Materials & Media 1&2, covering design for print publication and digital ePubs for ipad and interactive display. Paper leader and course creator of 2nd year Materials & Media 3, which covers 2D animation and video editing. Strand tutor for 2nd year Communication Arts which covers a combination of photography and digital painting. Supervision of 3rd year students with the research design paper. 2nd year leader for past 3 years, prior to that he was 3rd year leader for 5 years.

Postgrad: Honors and Masters:

Supervision and examination of post-graduate students for both the Honors and Masters programs, 2012-2016.