Dr. Stephen Jones is an Australian video artist of long standing and is now a curator working on the history of art and technology in Australia. He has recently written a book on the first generation of the electronic arts in Australia (to 1975), to be published in 2010 under the title Synthetics: Aspects of Art & Technology in Australia, 1956 – 1975. He originally trained in Systems Theory at ANU (Canberra) and his work uses the systems approach as its basis. He is engaged in research into the use of systems theory in understanding the production of electronic art as a means of approaching both collaboration and interaction theory. He is also an experienced electronic engineer having developed equipment
ranging from analogue video synthesizers to DVD synchronizers, and builds interactive installation devices for artists.