Julian Stadon is an artist, designer, curator, and senior lecturer/researcher at Salzburg University of Applied Science. Stadon is also Director of The Mixed and Augmented Reality Research Organisation, a MASHD Program Chair and Steering Committee member for the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Previously, Stadon founded Dorkbot Perth (2009-2013) and lectured at Curtin University, Murdoch University and The SAE/Qantm Institute, Perth.
His current PhD research focuses on the augmentation of data bodies that are facilitated by living systems, and the relationship between embodied data and data bodies, along with post-biological identity, data bodies & mining, organ trade, DIY organ farming, mixed reality data transfer, decentralized virtual currencies bio-art and 3d printing. Academically, Stadon focuses his teaching across several research nodes, that traverse art, interaction/interface design, game studies, next generation interfaces, creative coding and physical computing, mixed reality and other innovative media, all under a paradigm of Anthropocenic Design, a field he established to address current issues in both education and wider discourses.