Emerging Technology, Design and Indigenous Culture Conference

Wed 10 May 9am — 4pm

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

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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 Futures - Dr Sarah Elsie Baker and Jodi Meadows, Media Design School

- 3D Printing: Addressing Pacific Plastic Waste - Lionel Taito Matamua - Digital Maker and Educator at Creative Pathways

- Design: Approaching Māori Cultural Concepts With Confidence - Johnson McKay - Creative Strategist at Fly


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

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