CreateWorld 2016: The Creativity of Things


  • Queensland College of Art 226 Grey Street South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia

CreateWorld will be held at Griffith University’s South Bank campus 8 – 9 December 2016. This 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, is specifically for those working in the digital arts. The topic this year is ‘The Creativity of Things’ with a focus on new technologies, techniques or approaches to digital arts including photography, cyber-art, music, e-learning, film, animation and design.

Createworld will provide the tools required to develop the creative applications of coding, particularly if your school is engaged in the Queensland Government’s Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Program. Get ahead of the pack and lead the way for your school and your students to make the most of digital arts and design practices in a secondary and tertiary education context.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions. Interactive workshops will showcase the talents of many artists, makers, hackers, tinkerers, programmers, roboticists, musicians, designers. This creative exposition is an opportunity to talk, learn and share ideas and processes.

Keynote Speakers

Natalie Rusk
Natalie is a Research Scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she develops creative learning initiatives.

She is one of the creators of Scratch, a graphical coding language that enables young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, and games, and share them with others around the world in a creative online community.

Earlier in her career, she started the Computer Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where young people design projects with support from mentors—which now has sites in 20 countries, including four Clubhouses in Australia.

Recently, she has been inspired to meet the growing international community of educators and young people offering opportunities for others to learn coding for creative expression.

Adam Jefford
Adam is the Head of Creative Industries at Pimpama State Secondary College and a past Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellow.

In 2016, Adam was awarded a Good Design Award (one of Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment programs) for Jump Start – a design thinking and social entrepreneurship program empowering school students to make a positive change in the world through design-led creativity and entrepreneurial endeavours.

Adam is passionate about opportunities to engage critically with contemporary learning experiences in Art and Design education in Queensland.

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