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This talk is presented by
Mark Pesce - Futurist
Mark Pesce invented the technology for 3D on the Web, has written six books, was for seven years a panelist on the ABC's The New Inventors, founded postgraduate programs at USC and AFTRS, holds honorary appointments at USyd and UTS, is a multiple-award-winning columnist for The Register, and is professional futurist and public speaker. Pesce hosts both the award-winning 'The Next Billion Seconds' and 'This Week in Startups Australia’ podcasts.
Simone Chua - Co-Founder, amigo & amigo
Simone is an internationally exhibiting contemporary installation artist. At the core of her work is the simple idea of capturing audience imagination and bringing people together in public spaces. Simone is principal of the design studio amigo and amigo, cofounder of the environmental group PlasticWise InnerWest and on the organisational board of independent art space Join The Dots. Also currently completing an Artist in Residencey at Sphere, whilst producing with her team two all new works Trumpet Flowers for Vivid Sydney and Song Cloud for New Zealand Art Festival.
For the past 5 years Simone has led amigo and amigo to exhibit internationally across, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East. Her expertise in lighting design and sculptural form has created connections for collaboration with some of Australia’s leading creatives. Interactions which have further informed her development and desire to explore beyond lighting and deeper into areas of sensory experience. The stories of Simones works continue to grow in complexity and sophistication as she further enriches her palette with the inclusion of local musicians, researchers and sensory artists.
Always scared she's not learning enough, Simone is excited to be part of this opportunity to share ideas about creative leadership, the relationship between creative process and running a small business.
Viveka Weiley - Head of New Things, CHOICE
Viveka Weiley is an inventor, a 20-year pioneer of virtual and augmented reality, and a builder of powerful creative communities. Previously Creative Director of R&D at the ABC and a researcher at the UTS Creativity and Cognition Studios he is now Head of New Things at CHOICE, where he leads an award-winning team of designers and technologists to invent the future of fair, just and safe markets.
Viveka enjoys designing socio-technical systems, especially for startups powered by advances in computer graphics, interactivity and knowledge systems. In 2002 he led the company that delivered the first fully detailed 3D earth over the web. He co-founded SIGGRAPH Asia, a major international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques. At the ABC he co-authored the Innovation and Experimentation Strategy and broke silos to launch rule-breaking initiatives. His team at CHOICE has shipped numerous in-market experiments in new approaches to their mission, and discovered a new business model that is growing rapidly and transforming the organisation.
Viveka publishes and speaks internationally on the topic of collaborative creativity and innovation, and how to support creative teams by providing them with the optimum environment for collaboration. But there's always more to learn, and that's why he's here at Remix.