Indigo Holcombe-James

Indigo is ACMI‘s Strategic Research Lead.

Photograph of Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, ACMI Strategic Research Lead

She coordinates research projects, commissions market research, and conducts the in-house visitor research that ensures audiences are at the centre of the museum. Prior to joining ACMI, Indigo was a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society, located in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Her research focussed on digital transformation and inequality in cultural and creative institutions and industries, working with more than 100 cultural institutions, from remote First Nations art centres to regional community museums, artist-run initiatives, public galleries, and state and national institutions. In 2022, Indigo won the RMIT School of Media and Communication Dean’s Ed Montano Award for Industry Engagement. Her work appears in Cultural Trends, Archival Science, Media International Australia, Informatics and Telematics, and the International Journal of Communication.

Indigo will be part of the Automating Public Culture conversation.

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.