The DIS 2016 theme of “fuse” is about exploring the range of new possibilities along the human and technology spectrum – the blurring of any clear divides between analog and digital, atoms and bits, materiality and virtuality, art and design, academy and industry. From mobiles to wearables, bearables, and even injectables, technology is finding its way to be carried by us, on by, and inside us. At the same time do we welcome more and more robots and humanoids into our lives – from Furby, Roomba, Siri, to Jibo. Are we witnessing a fusion of the cyborg with the matrix? What does the future of interactive systems hold? Join us at DIS 2016 to find out.
In 2016 the International Media Architecture Biennale (MAB’16) will take place in Sydney Australia at the brand new cultural precinct The Concourse, designed by multi-award-winning Australian architects fjmt.
MAB’16 is presented in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS’16 at QUT in Brisbane.
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This year The Light in Winter celebrates its tenth anniversary, marking a decade of warming up the heart of Melbourne at Fed Square through a combination of major light-art commissions with hearty community participation.
The Light in Winter rejoices in the acknowledgement of the contributions, made by communities of diverse cultural backgrounds, which have made Melbourne the great world city it is today. At the same time, the mid-winter festival is proud to have hosted unique installations by internationally recognised artists such as Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Asif Khan, Bruce Ramus, United Visual Arts, Luz Interruptus, Nathan Thompson and so many more; as well as the participation of local artists and lighting industry creatives.
The Light in Winter will open gently on 1 June with the annual Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA) in Kirra Galleries, and the announcement of the illuminated glass prize winner. On 2 June an opening ceremony will acknowledge the ten years of the festival and its community participants, as they are welcomed once again to Leempeeyt Weeyn’, the Indigenous Campfire which artist Vicki Couzens created for the very first The Light in Winter ten years ago. The fire will be lit that night, in the presence of delegates to the ISPA congress (International Society for Performing Arts), and will remain burning at the front of Fed Square for the whole of the Winter in Fed Square season; the sight and smell of the smoke has become a beautiful marker of the coldest months.
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Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas.
Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of ‘light art’ sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy – for free. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor ‘art-gallery’: a unique Vivid Sydney experience.
Vivid Light engages lighting artists, designers and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate, interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.
May 10, 2016 WT | Wearable Technologies and Whitehouse Institute of Design will partner to organize the world’s most international wearable conference ever presented below the equator. This event will feature the most original wearable engineers, manufactures, data analytics, and fashion designers. WT’s collaboration with Whitehouse Institute of Design will create an ingenious conference filled with professionals, market gurus and aspiring students. This one day event will be hosted in Sydney, Australia on Whitehouse Institute of Designs’ campus. Register today to gain updated insights on how the thinkers of tomorrow will influence the market of wearable technology.
Curated by creative technologists S1T2, FABLES FROM THE THRESHOLD (‘FABLES’) is our inaugural exhibition open to the general public, exploring the use of future technologies in a meaningful way.
FABLES will feature a highly-participatory collection of introspective experiences that explore the technical acheivements of up-and-coming Australian artists shaping the digital landscape. It will give you the opportunity to consider the hope and fear that future technologies promise, through a plethora of fun and immersive experiences including interactive environments, digital visualisations, virtual realities and much more.
Celebrating the intersection of science and art
The inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane will bring some of the world’s greatest thought leaders to Queensland, showcase local scientists and performers from around the Asia Pacific region, and host the brightest and the best from previous events in New York.
At the World Science Festival Brisbane, the biggest stars of science will present the beauty, complexity, and importance of science through diverse, multidisciplinary programming that is the World Science Festival signature. The inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane will take place between 9 and 13 March 2016 and is presented by the Queensland Museum.
See Canberra in a different light this Autumn when many of the city’s national attractions open their doors after-hours to host an array of exclusive events and surprising experiences.
Over nine illuminated nights the whole family can enjoy free and ticketed events such as blockbuster exhibitions and rare films, captivating architectural projections, intriguing live music and performances, stand-up comedy, thrilling tours into the depths of our national attractions, exclusive dining experiences and more.
White Night Melbourne 2016 will take place from 7pm Saturday 20 February to 7am Sunday 21 February.
White Night Melbourne is Australia’s most celebrated cultural event. Inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement, White Night Melbourne is an all-night, free cultural event with visual art, illuminations, music, food, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performances on display. The event runs from 7pm to 7am, and is held within the centre of Melbourne, with activities in city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions.
White Night Melbourne is a unique event as it runs over a full 12 hour period, allowing you to choose an arrival time that suits you. In previous years, peak attendance periods have been experienced between 9pm when the projections are visible, through to approximately 11.30pm, with generally smaller crowds after midnight.
Pause Fest is the premier creative tech conference and festival for Asia Pacific, a catalyst for innovation, and a uniter of industries: a showcase for the leaders of the world’s future economy.