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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.


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2022  Creative Media Award, Mozilla Foundation

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



2023 Public Interest Journalism Fund, Walkey Foundation and Meta

2020  Winner, First Nations Media Awards, Best Documentary with Mrs 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


2022-23  Digital Strategist in Residence, Australia Council for the Arts

2022  Artists in Schools, Centralian Senior College

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


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 


Oral History Training, Oral History Victoria, 2023

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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