Dr. Michael Hornblow

Dr. Michael Hornblow



Michael is an Artist / Academic with a multidisciplinary background across dance, performance art, architecture and design, video making, public art, community development, and creative direction. He is on Faculty at the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University; before that, Bangkok University in Digital Media and Design; and prior to that, Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania (Australia). Before UTAS, he spent two years as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the SenseLab at Concordia University (Canada), after completing his PhD in the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia).

Michael’s art presentations include the Tokyo Biennale, Asiatopia (Thailand), Melbourne Festival, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, and many others. He has a long history of creative work in Asia, including Melaka Festival in Malaysia, as well as festivals and artist residencies across Indonesia (Arts Island, Asialink, Australia Indonesia Institute), and as Co-Founder / Artistic Director of Buffalo Field Festival in Bangkok. Michael has published widely, with written and practice-based outputs going hand in hand, through an interdisciplinary confluence of, for example – performance and digital media, socially engaged practice and community development, biodiversity and experiential education. He is currently developing creative research projects on biofabrication, river ecology, and transmedia performance.


GS 741: Research Method
GS 343: Social Innovation Project
GS 282: Digital Economy and Social Innovation
GS 603: Approaches to Social Innovation


Publication :
  1. Hornblow M, “Of Buffalos: Notes from the Field”, Techniques Journal, Centre for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University, forthcoming 2022
  2. Wallis L, Hornblow M, Smit N, Gough DM, Wise K, Tanya B, “From little things big things grow: Building connections through Place-based Education in the Tasmanian Midlands Biodiversity Hotspot”, Ecological Management and Restoration, Volume 22, Issue S2, 2021, pp. 152-163
  3. Hornblow M, “So Soon Too Late - affective shifts in a Ketl”, in E Manning and A Munster and BM Stavning Thomsen (eds), Immediation II, Open Humanities Press, 2019, pp. 456-476
  4. Mason JE, Hornblow M, Vered A, “The Great Dividuation”, New Centennial Review 19, no. 1, March 2019
  5. Hornblow M, “A Sahara in the Head: The Problem of Landing”, Inflexions No. 8, 2015, pp. 222-238
  6. Hornblow M, Ednie-Brown P, Varcoe A, Yap T, “Society of Molecules: futuring bodies”, Inflexions No. 3, 2009, pp. 1-10
  7. Hornblow M, “Bursting bodies of thought: Artaud and Hijikata”, Performance Paradigm No. 2, 2006, pp. 26-44
Conference Paper & Research articles :



      Doctor of Philosophy, ArchitectureRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia2013
      Master of Arts, Media ProductionUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia2005
      Bachelor of Fine Arts, FilmUniversity of Canterbury, New Zealand1994


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