Glen Murphy began life alternating between wanting to be an artist, or a computer programmer like his parents. He is employed as a senior developer for a web development company and is working towards a Master of Design in Multimedia at Swinburne University.
Murphy’s work has been exhibited internationally and was most recently included in the 2004 exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Fluid Bodies is an extensible interactive installation where viewers are rendered as temporary compositions of particles in swirling fluid. Fluid Bodies has been shown at NANO 2003 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Balkan Ghosts, the art of the Mediterranean 2004 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Cell Ghosts, Crash & Flow 2004 at Seodaemun Prison, Seoul and Mood Swings, Inside our Loud 2005 at the Mildred Lane Kempere Art Museum, Washington.
Bezekric – a web-delivered artwork – originated through Murphy staring skyward through pillars of buildings. It expanded to include other viewpoints to form a collage of perspectives, a representation of how others' views mask and combined with each other to shape perception. Each image that appears is unique, lost forever once its ten second presentation is concluded. Bezekric was shown at Abstraction-Now 2003, Vienna.
Nano Floor exposes its viewers to the behaviour of buckyballs, single football-ball shaped molecules. Like children running through pigeons, participants can disrupt clouds of super-sized projected buckyballs in this simulation, created in conjunction with the nanoscientists at UCLA. Nano Floor was shown at NANO 2004, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.