A self-confessed ‘technoevangelist’, Fee Plumley was previously best known for encouraging people to be creative with their mobile phones through the-phone-book Limited (UK 2000-2008). She moved to Australia in 2008, and in 2011 was granted permanent residency on a Distinguished Talent visa.
Last year’s crowdfunding campaign for homeJames (the reallybigroadtrip bus) went viral thanks to tweets from Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman and Hugh Jackman. This major social media floozy last year live-tweeted Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman’s New Year’s Eve #TrashMasque, and managed a team of live-tweeters to cover the 2012 Adelaide Festival Artists’ & Writers’ Weeks. This year she built and managed the online community engagements for Adelaide’s Mini Maker Faire and ISEA2013 (the latter working with Elliott Bledsoe).
In the physical world last year she curated an art/games program for Freeplay Independent Games Festival and this year has been commissioned and exhibited by Canberra’s Centennial Birthday celebrations, Floating Land Festival and ISEA2013. Last year she was a mentor for The Hive, and right now she and her bus are residents on Cockatoo Island where they are mentoring/collaborating with Creative Nonfiction on Underbelly Arts Festival.
Fee is a frequent presenter at conferences and has been a Keynote Speaker for the Regional Arts Australia’s Kumuwuki in Goolwa, SA and Balance/Unbalance at the Noosa Biosphere in Queensland. She can often be found as a co-host of ABC’s Download this Show, Marc Fennell’s radio series exploring digital culture.
Expect nothing but trouble to come from her as she tours the country making and sharing digital art with her Nomads in Residence and everyone they meet en route.