"Tatiana has supported significant digital developments in the Musica Viva Australia marketing program over the last two years, including the introduction of video talks, social media presence and a more analytical approach to digital projects. In Tatiana’s time with Musica Viva we successfully rebuilt the Musica Viva website and increased site visits by 30% in the first 3 months and time on site by a minute. Tatiana is committed and determined, and will work solidly to finish projects. She is well-liked by the team, is collaborative in her approach to work, and brings a good energy to her working environment."
Mary Jo Capps CEO Musica Viva Australia
" Black box is quite successful in articulating a host of questions about the complex nature of memory and identity in an era of transnational migration...As such the project functions as the kind of 'digital documentary' that producers like Marsha Kinder has theorized..."
Professor Tara McPherson, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
"This is a beautifully worked and conceptualised composition, and evidences a complex investigation of place, sound, and memory...its uses of colour, tracery and visual echoes are especially poignant...The design of the pathways is elegant and do serve to make the narrative both immediate...The gestural aspect of communication, and of storytelling in particular is embedded in the kinetic relationship between user, text and cursor/mouse." Stephanie H. Donald, Professor of Comparative Film and Cultural Studies, University of New South Wales.
" Black Box impressivley combines thoughtful scholarship with autobiographical reflection, critical cultural analysis, and artistic practice in interactive multimedia...it is deeply moving and provacative work, and the accompanying text effectively discusses and expands the project. Black Box is a delightful experience, and left me filled with admiration for the beauty, insight and depth of the work..." Professor Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University, UK
Black Box is a rich and beguiling online work - full of surprises, and equally full of ideas. It demonstrates Tatiana's understanding of the possibilities of developing ideas and telling stories on the online environment. Tony Macgregor, Editor Arts, ABC Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/about/
I have known Tatiana in two capacities: the first is as an independent digital media artist exploring her family history and stories in which I distributed her award-winning work Strange Cities; the second as part of my teaching team on the postgraduate programs in interactive multimedia at UTS. In both roles, Tatiana has combined creative thinking and output with an understanding of demands of the marketplace. Tatiana is a skilled technological storyteller, able to create digital environments that evoke a strong sense of a time, style and sensibility. July 14, 2009
Linda Leung, A/Professor , Institute for Interactive Media & Learning, University of Technology Sydney
Tatiana presented Black Box as part of The First Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. I was so impressed by the work that I encouraged her to provide additional copies so the CD could be distributed to all conference attendees. Black Box is a unique interactive multimedia experience. It entices the viewer to dive deeper, explore the different layers of mystery. A cross between a beautiful piece of artwork, a game and a mystery. Black Box has later earned multiple awards: 2005 AIMIA Award for Finalist Best Student Developed Content, 2005 ATOM Awards for Best Arts Finalist Best Developed Multimedia Content (Tertiary). Tatiana combines her creative research with her expertise in film and new media to create multimedia experiences that incorporate novel forms of story-telling.
"Tatiana and I directly worked together @ SAE on curricula development for the first Trimester BCM100 Computing and Communications Unit and the Trimester 4 BCM200 Research unit for two new degrees Bachelor of Audio Production & Bachelor of Film Production in NSW (Sydney/Byron Bay campus). It was a pleasure and privilege working with such a creative and innovative spirit as Tatiana is and I can truly recommend her. Additionally we have been colleagues on the SAE International Graduate College supervising & assessing Master of Creative Media Practice inter/national candidates with the view to PhD programs with the Dean SAE IGC Professor Michael Bridger. Tatiana's theoretical and practical understanding of media research is outstanding and continues to inspire me."
"As Assistant Manager at SAE College I worked with Tatiana on a daily basis. From her beginning as Academic Co-ordinator I realised nothing was more important to her than the welfare of her students and their progress. She was able to provide more structural support to her students within the first month than her predecessor over a year. I recommend her in any similar position. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions."
Shahane Bekarian, Assistant Manager, SAE Institute (Sydney)
"Tatiana was a joy to work with. Showing dedication and genuine interest in her students and personal development, transformed the Sydney SAE degree classes to great success."
Andrea Huxham, General Manager, SAE Institute Sydney, managed Tatiana at SAE Institute (Sydney)
"Tatiana has been a very committed and vitalizing colleague at SAE Institute as well as competent coordinator. Without her commitment in retrieving a college course that has been totally run down ...& many students would not have been completing their course."
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