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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 recently completed a Master of Applied Cybernetics at the Australian National University and is the Executive Officer of Wikimedia Australia.

awards

indigemoji collective

 

2021 Processing Foundation Fellowship

2020 Honoree, Public Service & Activism, Webby Award 

2020 Honorary Mention, Digital Communities, Prix Ars Electronica

2020 Best Digital Product, First Nations Media Awards

 

journalism

2020 Winner, First Nations Media Awards, Best Documentary with Nyurpaya Kaika Burton

2019 Finalist, Third Coast International Audio Festival with Nyurpaya Kaika Burton

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

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

2012 Winner, Australian Star Prize for Agricultural Broadcast Journalism, International Federation of Agricultural Journalists 

2012 Winner, Northern Territory Media Awards

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

other

2018 Winner, Interpretation Australia National Award, Darwin Audio Tour
2015 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

roles

Executive Officer - Wikimedia Australia, 2021

Freelance production and communications: Australia Council for the Arts, Wikimedia Australia, National Gallery of Australia, APY Art Centre Collective, Purple House, CICAYDAS, iTalk, Megafauna Central, StoryProjects and Apmere angkentye-kenhe.

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 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