Digital Change Maker Apprenticeships

From the creators of Bindarri, comes our new project:

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We are looking for four passionate change makers to undergo an eight week intensive training program provided by some of Australia’s leading digital change makers.

Gain skills and experience in order to co-create strategy, build websites, communicate online and use social media to build movements of positive change.

There are no financial fees for the participants who will earn their stripes by producing various online projects and websites for real positive change projects.

Apprenticeships start on May 13th. Applications close: May 3rd.

http://collaboratory.org.au/apprentice/

Inkahoots

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In 2012 Inkahoots celebrated it’s 20th anniversary – quite a milestone for a studio that began life as a left-wing, artist run, community access screen printing studio. Indeed the studio as it’s become known today has changed and mutated significantly since it’s founding, however it has always stuck to it’s objectives and philosophy which is simply led by (in their own words) “creative political expression and creative self management”.

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Design for Change

Design for Change is a unique and collaborative online space for designers, writers, thinkers, inventors, believers and changemakers to forge creative solutions to global problems.

This year, Oxfam Australia and the NSW Environment Protection Authority invite you to harness the power of design and communications for social change and come up with solutions to reduce food waste in Australian homes. Anyone with design, writing or marketing skills can respond to the challenge and potentially have their work turned into a national campaign. Read more about the brief here http://www.designforchange.org.au/

Radiate Project

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you are exposed to Radiation?

Radiate is a factual motion graphics animation taking people through the concept of radiation, the science, its effects on the human body and an overview of how and which industries produce it.

The artists working on this project are Sam Hoffmann, Paul Kalemba and Nicky Forster. The director Sam Hoffmann will be responsible for the look, narrative and the process. His creative company 4pillars works on education, sustainability and media arts projects throughout Australia. The artist Paul Kalemba will be providing a slick visual style and his amazingly skilled animations. Nicky Forster is an academic, sound designer and writer. She will be creating a sound piece to co-incide with the visual work.

Overseeing the project will be Cat Beaton. Cat has tirelessly worked on Education campaigns across Australia about the Nuclear Industry.

Radiate is seeking support to create the animation video. For more information http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/11171/description/0/0

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/

Balance/Unbalance International Conference 2013 :: Noosa, Australia

Art + Scientists x Technology = Environment/Responsibility
Call for Submissions closes 20 November 2012
Balance-Unbalance is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities. The conference will host artists, scientists, economists, philosophers, politicians, sociologists, engineers and policy experts from across the world to engage in dialogue and action towards a sustainable future. Balance-Unbalance 2013 will also host a diversity of virtual components allowing global accessibility and significantly reducing the carbon footprint of a major international conference.

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance 2013 conference to be held at  Central Queensland University in Noosa, Australia  from May 31 – June 2, 2013. Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held in the  town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land 2013   Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013  in Sydney, so participants can maximise their time in Australia by attending all three events.
http://www.balance-unbalance2013.org/