University of Wollongong - PhD. Candidate
Australian National University - Web Developer
University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre - Professional Associate
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology - Administrator
Technology & Society - Uberveillance - Author / Administrator

Phd. (Engineering & Information Sciences) - University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) - Curtin University
Bachelor of Arts (Education) - Edith Cowan University



Artist. Intellectual. PhD. Bad boy.

Alexander Hayes is a practising professional artist, educator and acknowledged expert on emerging technology in an educational and workforce context, with a research focus on the implications and likely impacts of these technologies more broadly for society.

His research is contributing to how academics and practitioners alike are thinking critically about innovations such as Google Glass and related wearable technologies, social media, networked & mobile learning, unmanned aerial systems, policing, privacy, state-society relations and national security.

Hayes is currently completing a PhD. at the University of Wollongong, NSW within the Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences (EIS), School of Informations Systems & Technology (SISAT), Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research (IIBSOR) and as Visiting Researcher at Aalto UniversityLeGroupMedia Lab, Helsinki. 

He is also a Professional Associate with the College of Adjuncts at the University of Canberra, INSPIRE Centre engaged in national and international research projects.

As a web developer at the Australian National UniversityStrategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies (IPSS) he supports the Serving Our Country project, a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.



Album 1



Life provides us with the opportunity to make good of what would otherwise turn us bad. As a child and as a teenager I experienced things that most people should not have to deal with....ever.

Those early experiences drove me to lose myself in drugs, disorganised crime and self harm. Miraculously I avoided falling foul of the law, yet many of my peers did not, now long dead from drug overdoses, suicide.

For most of my life I believed in what other people had to say of me , now, many years later I find myself helping people think through what they need to ask of themselves. I chose, like many others a road lesser travelled, in telling my #realstory openly and publicly in the hope that it might inspire others to do the same, to find the same wonderful things I have discovered in doing so.

This is my real story and here are the slides I use when I present publicly.