Caddie Brain is a community technologist and journalist who has spent the last decade in the Northern Territory of Australia. Her diverse social practice explores how technology can be used to centre marginalised histories, stories, and languages online through the collaborative development of augmented reality audio tours, emoji sticker sets, podcasts, apps, exhibitions and prototypes. She is currently completing a Master of Applied Cybernetics at the Australian National University and is Vice President of Wikimedia Australia.

awards

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2020 Honoree, Public Service & Activism, Webby Award 

2020 Honorary Mention, Digital Communities, Prix Ars Electronica

2020 Best Digital Product, First Nations Media Awards

 

journalism

Crawford Fund Fellowship to Peru, The Future Belongs to the Potato (radio documentary), 2013

Winner, Rural Reporter of the Year, ABC Local Radio Awards, 2012

Winner, Australian Star Prize for Agricultural Broadcast Journalism, International Federation of Agricultural Journalists 

Winner, Northern Territory Media Awards, 2012

Shortlisted, Rural Reporter of the Year, ABC Local Radio Awards, 2011

Shortlisted, Northern Territory Media Awards, 2011

Myer Australia Korean Foundation (AFK) Fellowship, to work at the Korea Herald in South Korea, 2008

other

Winner, Interpretation Australia National Award, Darwin Audio Tour, 2018
Shortlisted, Community Benefit Award, Northern Territory Digital Excellence Awards, Wikiclub NT, 2017
Winner, Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Public Sector, Cyclone Tracy: 40 Years On exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2015

roles

Community Engagement Manager, Northern Territory Library, 2016 - 2017 (Managing the Northern Territory Literary Awards, Chief Minister's History Book Award, general exhibition and events program)

Public Programs / Communications Manager - Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2014 - 2015 (Managing the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) and general exhibitions/events program)

 

Executive Producer (Acting) - Northern Territory Country Hour, ABC Rural, 2014

 

Rural Reporter - Northern Territory Country Hour, ABC Rural, Alice Springs, 2011 - 2014

Online Video Producer and Coordinator - College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2008 - 2009

 

Account and Studio Manager, Omnium Research Group and Design Studio, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, ​2008 - 2009

 

Researcher and Producer - Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 2005 - 08

 

Festival Director - Verge Arts Festival, University of Sydney Union, 2006

 

Studio and Touring Cellist - Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Jimmy Little, CODA, Carla Werner, Paul Mac, Holidays on Ice, Abby Dobson, Brian Campeau

governance

Vice President - Wikimedia Australia, 2021

Committee Member - Wikimedia Australia, 2016 - 2020

 

Public Officer / Secretary - Music NT, 2016 - 2019
 

Conspirator - Lanfranchi’s Memorial Discotheque, a Sydney artist-run space, 2006 - 2007 

education

Master of Applied Cybernetics, 3A Institute, Australian National University, 2020 - 2021

 

Diploma of Business (Governance) - Institute of Community Directors, 2016 - 2017
 

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), English Literature and Music - University of Sydney, 2004 - 2007

 

Bachelor of Music (Performance) in Cello - Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 year, 2003
 

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded