• 10May

    Emerging Technology, Design and Indigenous Culture Conference | Media Design School

    Janet Lilo, Siliga David Setoga, Jodi Meadows, Lionel Taito Matamua plus many more…

    Emerging Technology, Design and Indigenous Culture Conference

    10 May, 9:30am — 4pm

    Media Design School, 

    Central Auckland






    Event Details 




    A showcase of creative practitioners using emerging technologies in design, games, VR/AR, animation, video and more.



    Indigenous culture is often associated with traditional practices and the past. Yet this one-day conference + workshops event reveals that emerging techologies are being used to inform — and even transform — the practice of indigenous art and design in Aotearoa New Zealand.



    Join us as we explore issues such as integrating the innovative and the traditional in creative practice; engaging communities with new technologies; and the future opportunities offered by technological developments.



    The morning conference session features keynotes and rapid-fire Pecha Kucha presentations showcasing the work of creative practitioners from graphic design, games, VR/AR, animation, digital making, video, art, and interaction design.



    Confirmed speakers include:

    Tristan Schultz – Designer and Lecturer at Griffith University (Gold Coast, Australia)
    Siliga David Setoga – Artist and Designer
    David Hakaraia – Digital Maker and Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington)
    Patrick Hussey and Vincent Egan – Co-Founders at Maui Studios (Dunedin, Christchurch)
    Steven Renata – CEO at Kiwa, experiential digital books (Auckland)
    Jermaine Leef – Founder at Virtual Reality Studio (Auckland)
    Ali Cowley – Artist, Animator and Lecturer at Media Design School
    Pritika Lal – Designer and Lecturer at Media Design School



    In the afternoon, conference attendees can get creative, hands-on experience in one of the workshop sessions:

    Decolonising Design FuturesDr Sarah Elsie Baker and Jodi Meadows, Media Design School
    3D Printing: Addressing Pacific Plastic WasteLionel Taito Matamua – Digital Maker and Educator at Creative Pathways
    Design: Approaching Māori Cultural Concepts With ConfidenceJohnson McKay – Creative Strategist at Fly



    Places are striclty limited, so sign up to reserve your place and receive updates about the event.



    Media Design School

    92 Albert Street

    Auckland, Auckland 1010




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