We’re very excited to attend Pausefest in Melbourne on Wednesday.
There are a few reasons, we will bathe in the rays of the best local movers & shakers in the creative tech realm, and hear from a series of national and international innovators who have already done many of the things that we dream of doing (someday). The main reason I’m SUPER JAZZED, though. is because I get to attend PAUSEFEST with my very clever husband with whom I started The Garb Wire in 2009. His daily grind is oft a mystery to all, but for three jam packed days, our worlds will collide in aptly spectacular fashion.
Pausefest is a major creative, tech and business event held in Melbourne’s Fed Square, bringing some of the world’s foremost thought leaders within reach. You know the people who dreamt up Netflix, Amazon, AirBnB, and other daily applications we can no longer live without? Pausefest is a chance to step in to the realm of these super humans. The format of the event runs between listening to keynote speakers, specialist panels, film and interactive installations, beer, networking and so on. We’ll need to wear our jet skates to update you throughout the event, but in the meantime here are our top picks for Wednesday at Pausefest 2018;
Early Morning Show
Amir Ansari, Head of UX, Transpire and Marissa Rosenberg, Ph.D Astrophysicist, NASA.
Rigging the Crystal Ball: How Cultural Insight Helps Us to Design For a Future We Actually Want
People who casually regard themselves as ‘architects of tomorrow’ can learn how brands and businesses are able to build alternative future realities using science fiction, art and philosophy. Kristy Richards, who is an expert in consumer and cultural insight will be at the helm. Richards leads The Lab’s Annual Cultural Report, which identifies big cultural shifts impacting society. This requires her to continuously scan sources of cultural influence to gain new perspectives and come up with ideas that can be leveraged to carve out stronger, more profitable brand futures.
Build alternative future realities using science fiction, art and philosophy.
How Steve Jobs Took Pixar On the Magical Journey to Stars
Brian Green started life as a local boy from Dingley in Melbourne, but then something incredible happened. During this session we’ll learn about how Green went on to become an animation guru at Pixar Studios in San Francisco – though we strongly doubt that he’d refer to himself as a “guru”. Beware of those who do. Green will regale personal stories and insights from working in close proximity to Steve Jobs, the Apple legend who…(yes, I realise you know who I mean, but I have to explain because that’s my job), who steered the smallfry animation company into a juggernaut.
The Death of the Agency, the Rebirth of the Publisher
The panel will be moderated by Andrew Montell, Founder and Managing Director, Archetype Media, Founder, Acclaim Magazine, and the panelists will be Liz Levy, Executive Creative Director, COMPLEX, Andrew Reeves, Communications Director, The Royals, and Nicky Rowsell, Marketing Manager, Levi’s Australia & NZ.
The Australian Premiere of Ghostcode – Screening by Patrick Defasten
Netflix Studio: From Pitch to Play
Creative Chaos Amazon
Creative Chaos will be an exploration of the tensions between creativity and corporate, the role of craft in technology and what it means to be a creative leader.
The Book is Dead! Long Live the Book! Publishing Disrupted.
The Vault – Authentic – What’s Real Anymore?
Authenticity has become such a buzzword in modern life that its meaning has started to warp. How far do you think brands, companies and people need to go to convince you of the truth? What actually is the truth? Can it be bought? This panel will be led by those at the creative helm of some of the world’s top brands including Reece Hobbins, Creative Director, Taboo, Myki Slonim, Vice Australia, Bonnie Borland, Director Social &, Fashion Influencer and Emma Welsh, Emma and Toms with Andrew Mackinnon, Managing Director of Taboo as moderator.
NOTE: There’s a strict embargo on all content that features in this forum, so you’ll have to attend to see it and hear it for yourselves. What happens in the vault…
The Future Festival
Technology and art have connected and bound together seamlessly, but how do we experience this intersection as members of an audience? This definitive panel that will explore the trends in exhibiting digital and new media arts and the concept of the virtual festival and gallery.
Panel discussion moderated by Tara Prowse, Producer Panelists: Lubi Thomas, Artist and Curator, davis thomas + QUT Futurelab, Kristefan Minsky, Artist and Senior Producer, ARS Electronica, and Jonathan Parsons, Artistic Director, Experimenta
Technology and art have connected and bound together seamlessly, but how do we experience this intersection as members of an audience?
The ECHO installation which was originally commissioned by QUT The Cube and is a fantastic platform for digital artists like Georgie, who made something very special in ECHO. Be part of the installation during Pausefest 2018.
ECHO- (The installation) , commissioned by the Cube, QUT from Georgie