His Practice Based Research PhD in Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research at the Australian National University concerned creating techniques for evoking environmental responsibility in the interaction between artist, artwork and audience in Responsive Environments. He has since applied this PhD research to the domain of climate change with ‘Good [Barrier] Grief’ , an ongoing body of work in participatory art practices that explore art-science-technology relationships, ecological sustainability and environmental awareness. These projects use photomedia, sound art, kinetic sculpture and interactive installations to engage the public with ideas of sustainability, through participatory installations that act as incubators to develop post-fossil fuel futures in relation to energy production and climate change.

Josh is working with Carbon Arts on ElectriCITY Sparks and Sensing Sydney: communicating sustainability through art, open data and public space.