Full text PDF here: I DUN GOOD, Lauren Edmonds 2015



This research sets out to develop and discover studio methods for making interactive objects that are able to critically engage participants, whilst uncovering uncomfortable conditions underlying protest and social action on social media. A multi-method research process is employed, combining practice-led and heuristic research methodologies. It considers Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle and Walter Benjamin’s The Author as Producer to form a critical framework to recognise and understand key areas of concern regarding interactive methods and protest actions on social media in terms of spectacle, processes of production and participation. A set of promising methods are recognised in relation to Bertolt Brecht’s alienation effect such as interruptions, humour and montage. These are explained and evaluated through the analysis of interactive works.

Experimenta Make Sense:
International Triennial of Media Art

I dun good (2015) was selected by curator Lubi Thomas to be included in Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art.

The exhibition included a national tour around Australia, 2018 – 2021

The Lock-Up (NSW), Plimsoll Gallery (TAS), Tweed Regional Gallery (NSW) and Rockhampton Art Gallery (QLD), Latrobe Regional Gallery (VIC), University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery (QLD), New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale (NSW), Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla (VIC), Albury LibraryMuseum Albury (NSW)