Monday, December 11
8.00~ Registration/coffee at the Shine Dome
8.50 Opening and welcome remarks
Phil Poronnik and Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science
9.00 Frances Valintine – Generation 2020 – ready set go?
Founder and Chair of The Mind Lab & Tech Futures Lab in New Zealand
9.45 Anna Reid – The importance of ephemeral and intangible activity
Professor and Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
10.45 Morning Tea
11.30 Abelardo Pardo and Philip Gough – DESIGN-ing your curriculum workshop
IT Engineering Sydney University
13.00 Jim Cook – The Maker Challenge
Innovation Lead ICT, Sydney University
14.00 Chris Hammang, Weber Liu and Jim Cook – How to… Hands-on introduction to 3D animation and all (some) things VR
15.40 Joseph Narai and Glenn Fraser – The Collision of Art and Science: Comics, Robots and Game Shows, case studies in VR experience creation
16.00 Networking and play …with wine and cheese!
18.00 for 18.30 Dinner at Monster Bar, Hotel-Hotel [monsterkitchen.com.au]
Tuesday, December 12
8.30~ Coffee at the Shine Dome
9.30 Martin Brown – The Storytelling Animal – The human mind is a narrative-generating machine. ‘Reality’ is a construct generated by narrative filters we apply to sensory experience. How can we harness this process to help students create meaning?
Film producer and educational designer
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Zoe Doubleday and Sean Connell – Publishing with objective charisma
University of Adelaide
12.00 Margaret Wegner and Les Kirkup – Does physics belong in the biosciences?
University of Queensland and UTS – Facilitated by Pauline Ross
12.30 Lunch and play / networking
14.00 Tina Hinton and colleagues – Workshop: LECTURE LESSONS
Facilitated by Pauline Ross
15.50 Closing remarks
16.00 End of Forum
- Martin Brown will be joining us to share his insights into story-telling. Martin is an experienced educator with a background in the entertainment industry. He produced Moulin Rouge, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, was co-producer of Romeo+Juliet and Art Director of Strictly Ballroom. His last role was as Director of Award Courses at the Australian Film Television and Radio School.
- Frances Valintine, “education futurist” and the Founder and Chair of The Mind Lab by and Tech Futures Lab in New Zealand. In 2014 The Mind Lab won Best Start-Up in Asia Pacific judged by Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak. In 2015 Frances was named NEXT Woman of the Year in education and in 2016 she was named one of the Top 50 EdTech Educators in the world.
- With the ever-increasing interest in creativity in the curriculum (for example) we will be joined by Anna Reid (Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music). In addition to her current research, which includes creativity in student learning and identity formation and ecological and cultural heritage and sustainability, she has also made significant contributions in the area of creative engagement with statistics and maths education.
- Zoe Doubleday and Sean Connell from the School of Biology and the Environment Institute at Adelaide University will talk about their new article in Trends in Ecology and Evolution on “Publishing with objective charisma”.
- Abelardo Pardo (IT Engineering) and Phillip Gough (Science/Design) from Sydney will hold a “conversation” about new strategies for course redesign including analytics and feedback and provide take home examples for you to experiment with.
- Joseph Narai and Glenn Fraser, Transmedia Entertainment. Joseph is a technology innovator with over 25 years of research and development experience having created many world-first and award-winning products across a wide variety of industries. Glenn is a filmmaker whose works have won over a dozen awards internationally, and have screened in festivals from Sundance to Edinburgh. He has worked as a lecturer at both AFTRS and the University of Newcastle and has been at the forefront of technology adoption for the BBC in London.
- Master animator Chris Hammang will talk about his new approach the reinvigorating LMS and will also give a hands-on tutorial on how to make a red blood cell using the free software package Blender. We will then show you how to put it into a VR environment. This simple workflow will demystify these important new methods and give you some hands on experience as we start to build capacity in these areas that are rapidly becoming mainstream.