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#FutureSlam: Harnessing technology to amplify Arts & Culture

Explore how technology is being amplified in more meaningful and personal ways

What's it all about?

Arts and cultural institutions are connected to our communities and reflect our identities.

A changing digital landscape means our institutions have to quickly adapt and use technology in unique ways to remain relevant and engage audiences.

Join some of Auckland’s arts and cultural leaders alongside international guest speakers for lightning talks and a keynote address from Seb Chan, followed by a panel discussion. Explore how technology is being amplified in more meaningful and personal ways, ways that not only inspire but create a forum for further discussion, partnerships and debate.​​

This event aims to showcase the ways in which public institutions use new technologies to engage audiences and foster research and collaboration. Through sharing inspiring innovation, stories and exploring opportunities, see how technology can be meaningful and personal in ways that amplify the impact of arts, culture and technology. 

In partnership with Auckland Museum, Auckland Live, Auckland Art Gallery, AUT and MOTAT

*Please note, entry to this event is through Grand Foyer at the North of the Museum. 

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Auckland Museum, Events Centre, Museum Circuit, Parnell, Auckland

Tuesday 21 May
1:00pm - 4:15pm

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Seb Chan

Chief Experience Officer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne

We welcome Seb Chan as our keynote speaker for this event. Seb Chan is ACMI’s Chief Experience Officer. Prior to this he led the digital renewal and transformation of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.

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Dr Barbara Bollard

Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology

Barbara Bollard’s research interests are in GIS applications, ecosystem management, cultural landscapes and spatial ecology. Her research focus has been the identification, selection and visualisation of Protected Areas, using drones to map values, historic artifacts and entire landscapes.

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Guillaumit is illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer from France. His work combine geometric forms , rigid colour sheme and and funny cartoons characters. He try to build a universe both ludic and meaningful. His work was showed in different exhibitions in Paris, London, Tokyo, Berlin …

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Max Horel

Max Horel is the coordinator of the Carnival in Bordeaux. He uses the geometric and colorful patterns of Guillaumit’s universe and organises many workshops on video games and augmented reality in order to get people into this creative process.

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Jesse Armstrong

CEO of Vaka Interactiv

Jesse is the CEO of Vaka Interactiv, a storytelling tech company that specialises in brining stories to life to maximise their impact and influence. Vaka Interactiv recently launched 'Culture Lens', the world's first cultural storytelling portrait that brings storytellers to life.

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Mary Kisler

Senior Curator - Auckland Art Gallery

Locating the places Frances Hodgkins painted certain of her works would not have been possible without a trusty iPad and mobile phone on hand. In 2015 Mary Kisler set off to identify what was painted, when and where, making some remarkable discoveries on the way.

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Genevieve Sylvester

Painting Conservator - Auckland Art Gallery

After a small matter of a double undergraduate degree at Otago University, she undertook a practicum in paintings conservation in Germany. This lead to a Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings at the Courtauld Institute, London.

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Katherine Barrow

Chief Strategy Officer, Pixelfusion

As a digital thought leader, inspiring facilitator & strategist, Katherine believes the future of NZ lies in building digital capability at grass roots level. As CSO, she consults to clients on digital strategy, UX & innovation, while crafting a vision & strategy for Pixel Fusion’s future.

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Damon Kahi

National Technologist for The Mind Lab

Damon has been in the education sector for the last 8 years and is currently the national technologist for the Mind Lab. Seen as a professional technology tinkerer, he is an inventor, educator and someone that likes to disrupt the normal and find simple solutions to complex problems.

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Jessica Painter

CX Portfolio Manager, RFA

As a true customer advocate with over 20 years experience of managing complex projects within various Project Manager roles, as PMO, and now CX Portfolio Manager, Jess instilled a growth mindset within teams & transformed a traditional government organisation to focus on customer experience.


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