Mitchell Whitelaw is Head of the ANU School of Art and Design, and the Creative Director of Engaged ANU.

His work focuses on digital design and data visualisation, creating rich interfaces to cultural and environmental data.

Professor Whitelaw’s research spans practice and theory in the fields of digital design and culture. He works with data and computation as core materials in a creative research practice focused on visualisation and interface design.

He works with partners and collaborators on applied, practice-led research with public outcomes. His current work focuses on redesigning biodiversity data, and rethinking the way we engage with the living environment through data; and on unlocking the potential of digital cultural heritage data through rich interfaces and exploration.

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