The Futuristic Museum of Discovery – how MOD. intersects science, art and innovation

Summit: syd23

Length: 17:03

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This talk is presented by

Dr Kristin Alford - Futurist & Director, MOD (Museum of Discovery), Adelaide

Dr Kristin Alford is a futurist and the inaugural Director of the future-focused museum MOD. at the University of South Australia. At MOD. Kristin leads a team of science communicators and designers developing immersive experience to showcase research and innovation to young adults. This work has been recognized by awards from the Asia-Pacific Network of Science Centres and the Australian Museums and Galleries Association.

Kristin is also a member of the Accreditation, Recognition and Certification Committee for the South Australian Certificate of Education Board, and the Art & Culture Advisory Board for innovation precinct Lot Fourteen, and is actively involved in national and international science centre and museum networks. Previously she founded foresight agency Bridge8 where she led a team building foresight capability and developing emerging technology communications in domains including water sustainability, climate change, nanotechnology, education and health. She holds a PhD in mineral process engineering and a Masters of Management in Strategic Foresight. Kristin was the inaugural licensee and host of TEDxAdelaide and volunteers as a Boat Racing Official for Rowing South Australia.