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

Games for Change Meetup – Melbourne

August 10, 2012 12:30 pm 12:30 pm

Hey just to let everybody know that Games for Change in Australia and New Zealand has been announced! Executive Producer of G4C ANZ, Marigo Raftopolous, will be present with Cameron to talk about what’s going on and how you can get involved! We hope to see you there!

Meeting at the Hairy Little Sista, Melboure

You can check out some preliminary information here:

Games for Change – Australia & NZ

November 15, 2012 12:00 pm to November 17, 2012 12:00 pm

RMIT’s GEElab & RMIT’s School of Media and Communication, with supporters Federation Square and the City of Melbourne, are bringing the Games for Change festival to Australia. We are currently programming an extraordinary ‘game-changing’ urban festival experience that will showcase the power of games and other forms of inspiring entertainment to bring about social, educational, organizational as well as entrepreneurial and philanthropic change

More Information and to get involved please contact:

Games for Change Australia and New Zealand
c/o RMIT University, School of Media and Communication / GEElab
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia
Tel. +61 3 9925 0362 –

Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup: Creating a Culture and Practice of Collaboration Through Applied Improvisation, 12 June

June 12, 2012

Want to learn to play better with others?

“The need for more truly powerful collaborations, where the collective intelligence of a diverse set of minds is harnessed toward a common goal, is greater than ever. And yet we find collaboration vexingly difficult to do. We need better collaboration.

Register for June’s Collaboratory Melbourne Meetup here.

Last year, thanks to Michelle James, Lee Ryan and Viv McWaters I was introduced to the genius of improv and a set of brilliant creative principles that I’ve found invaluable in creating the conditions for generative, innovative and collaborative experiences for all sorts of group work.

And it seems I’m not the only one who’s discovering the value of Improv – particularly in the way it can contribute to better working environments…… and a culture of collaboration.

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Beach coming soon to Brunswick

Artists Sonja Hornung and Richard Pettifer are bringing the beach to Brunswick to prepare the City of Moreland for the rising sea levels.  Expect the world’s longest ever game of Climate Change “Risk”, a mini-Ute Muster, a new model of democracy through improvised music, and more. Everyone is invited to stand with us on our sunny shore and contribute to the conversation.

Open during daylight hours

Sun Nov27th – Sun Dec 4th

Outside the Mechanics’ Institute

Cnr Glenlyon & Sydney Rds, Brunswick, Melbourne

Further details:

Eco Innovators Sustainability Quiz now available on iTunes

Ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make a beer or why a burping cow contributes to climate change? The Eco Innovators app is a mythbusting quiz style game designed to test your general environmental knowledge. Navigate your way through 3 rounds of multiple choice questions covering a range of topic areas.

The Eco Innovators Sustainability Quiz is now available from iTunes for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  The app is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make a beer or why a burping cow is bad for climate change!

Download or find out more here