Jess Herrington is a new media artist. She is also a PhD neuroscience candidate studying visual perception at the Australian National University.
Herrington produces augmented reality and virtual reality for creative applications on mobile devices and headsets. She also creates sculptural light works, primarily in neon. She fabricates her own lighting at the Canberra Glassworks.
Herrington is a post-internet artist, with her work based on our interactions with visual information. Herrington is interested in how we perceive and process our visual world, and how aspects of our visual world can be broken down, yet still understood. Specifically, she is interested in creating work that directs and controls the emotional state in a viewer due to visual input. Aesthetically, Herrington enjoys walking the line between visual attraction and repulsion in her work. This is primarily achieved through abstraction so as to evoke a purely emotional response from the viewer that is not related to memories of any specific imagery.
As well as publishing in scientific journals, Herrington writes for arts publications such as Sci Art in America, Lateral, and Runway Experimental Art.