Walkley Media Conference 2010: What’s the story?

I’m speaking at the Walkley Conference this Wednesday August 11:

PANEL: What is originality?
Time: 4.20 – 5.10
Are there any truly original ideas left in the world? Is originality over-rated? Or does true creativity lie in reinterpreting age-old ideas? With the way that technology and media are moving, when does a mash-up, remix or homage become plagiarism? What are the implications for copyright and intellectual property in a world where anyone and everyone can and will collaborate?

The panel is chaired by Chris Warren, Federal Secretary of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, and also includes Sophie Cunningham, editor of Meanjin, and journalist Malcolm Knox.

I think my contribution will be to lower the tone and be a bit more pop-cultural… so I’m talking about I Can Haz Cheeseburger. Could be a disaster.

Iron Designer at the Powerhouse Museum

On Friday night I had a lot of fun as one of the judges of Iron Designer at the Powerhouse Museum, as part of Sydney Design 2010.

NYC July 2010

I spent three weeks in Brooklyn/New York City in July [you can check out my trip on Flickr] meeting with great people, sitting in on talks, checking out arts and creative city-building projects, and generally having a very nice time.

I’m hoping to invite some of the people I met to participate in Creative Sydney, and I interviewed others for the new SummerWinter. There’ll be more happening there later this year.

(watching Birthday Suit at RAFW)


David Lynch exhibition, Santa Monica, December 09

See and download the full gallery on posterous


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