Games for Change Australia and New Zealand

November 15, 2012 11:00 pm to November 16, 2012 11:00 pm

We are producing an extraordinary experience for the City of Melbourne that will showcase and provide interactive experiences on how individuals and organisations can learn from the power of digital games and play to achieve positive social, educational and business outcomes.

This is an international event curated from the best in our region and around the world. The focus of the festival is to provide an experience to connect participants in the spirit of promoting, learning and collaborating. There will be an exciting cross section of participants, presenters and facilitators from a range of industries including games development, the arts, design, film makers, multimedia producers, professional business services, marketing, health, education, not for profit, government and the private sector.

RMIT University GEELab is the licence holder for Games for Change Australia-New Zealand, and we are partnering with innovative organisations in education, government, NGOs and in the corporate sector to support the growing interest in digital games, game thinking and play and to showcase how games can be used to deliver positive social outcomes in our communities.

More information and to register http://www.gamesforchange.org.au/about/

Anime in the Arvo – Fundraiser for Japan at Federation Square

March 26, 2011


JAPANESE music, film and culture will take over Fed Square in a bid to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami survivors. The Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association will host Anime in the Arvo, from 3pm.

Entertainment will include Japanese taiko drumming, local musicians, cosplay, anime cartoonists and a film showing courtesy of the Melbourne International Film Festival at 5pm. More info here

The Australia Project

The Australia Project is encouraging Australian creatives to explore and redefine clich├ęd national stereotypes in the hope of revealing a unique perspective on contemporary Australian culture.

We are seeking individual responses, personal opinions and social commentaries that best describe your view of Australia today. The emphasis is on YOU. Creatively express YOUR view of contemporary Australian culture.

Alex the cartoonist does her bit for the environment


Alex is a cartoonist and she lives in a tiny two room rented flat in Elwood (City of Port Philip, Melbourne). But that doesn’t stop her having a lot of fun while she does her bit for the environment. She’s got a host of low cost ideas that renters can easily use to reduce, reuse and recycle. Be amazed at her big ideas for small spaces. See City of Port Philip’s video here.