Past Events

Creative Revolutionaries - 2019

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  • Jessica Bendinger | Storytelling + Storyselling

    18 January 2019 at St Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide

    Watch and listen to Jessica Bendinger in a candid conversation with Tom Hajdu and Ros Prosser about the state of art and data in Hollywood. 

    What is happening to stories/storytellers and audiences in a saturated content landscape?

    A look at the legacy Media Lapse - Is Hollywood a Data Refugee? 

    Narrative Exhaustion and consumer attention fatigue; where is this headed? What does the future hold for audiences, storytellers and distributors? 

    Now that the audience is in control, is there any value left in copyright for film-makers and creators? 

    Jessica Bendinger's movies have grossed over $500 million worldwide, and have spawned myriad sequels, TV shows and Jeopardy questions. Her directorial debut STICK IT (starring Jeff Bridges) had the highest per screen average its' opening weekend, and was the #1 download on iTunes for 7 straight weeks. 

    An acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter who launched onto the scene with her original script Bring It On (which debuted at #1 in the box office and remained there for two weeks), Jessica was named by Glamour Magazine as one of Hollywood's Most Powerful Women Under 40. Bendinger was a writer on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Season Four of Sex and the City, credited on the episode entitled, "Time & Punishment" 
    A former journalist for SPIN Magazine + MTV News, Jessica also directed music videos for artists such as Queen Latifah, Steady B, Coro, Tony Terry, Warrior Soul, Masters of Reality and Loudness. Her Queen Latifah video for FLY GIRL was nominated for two Billboard Awards: Best Rap Video and Best Director/Rap Video. 

    Jessica's screenwriting credits include: The Truth About Charlie, First Daughter and Aquamarine. Her uncredited work includes: What A Girl Wants, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Charlie's Angels 2, Just Like Heaven, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, G-Force and Hitch. 
    She wrote and directed the teen gymnastics hit Stick It which got a gold medal podium shout-out during the 2008 Olympics broadcast... as US Champion Nastia Liukin won gold in the All-Around Competition. 

    Simon & Schuster published her debut novel "The Seven Rays" in 2009. Her original television pilots for The 7 RAYS, LADYLIKE and CLOCKED are in development. An avid songwriter, Bendinger co-wrote "Hurts to Think" for Miranda Lambert's last album, FOUR THE RECORD, and has been collaborating on a new stage musical called PSYCHED, a comedic journey through the wonderful world of mental health. 

    Jessica recently delivered a keynote on Capitol Hill for the IIPA and is producing a long-form podcast for Stitcher Premium which will debut in the summer of 2019. 
     

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    Jessica Bendiger

 

 

Creative Revolutionaries - 2018

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  • Festivals and Co-operatives Moderated by Christie Anthoney

    27 November 2018 at St Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide

    Five spectacular guests explore the benefits of co-operatives for the creative industries - especially in regards to art festivals and the music industry. This includes the possibilities offered by worker-owned co-operatives and enterprise co-operatives. 

    The panel, moderated by Christie Anthoney, included: 
    • Christie Anthoney (Moderator) - CEO of Festivals Adelaide 
    • Thinker in Residence, Dr Guy Turnbull (UK) - Social Entrepreneur & Former Managing Director of Care & Share Associates (CASA) 
    • Rohan Clarke - The Business Council for Co-operatives and Mutuals 
    • Heather Croall - Director and CEO of the Adelaide Fringe 
    • Anne Wiberg - Event and Program Producer, Music Programmer, Board Director 
    • Leah Blankendaal - Arts & Cultural Facilitator with Regional Development Australia 

     

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    Festivals and Co-ops
  • Andy Milburn, Nick Falkner and Stephen Yarwood | A Whole New Internet

    17 October 2018, Madley Studio, University of Adelaide

    Former Lord Mayor of the City of Adelaide Stephen Yarwood, Princeton alumni and entrepreneur Andy Milburn, and Nick Falkner, Director of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium discuss a whole new internet. 

    A discussion about the radical new opportunities for innovation and creativity provided by a new world in which everything that can be connected, will be connected. These speakers examine the ways looming explosive growth in IOT, Smart Cities and Autonomous Systems will create new demands for innovative and creative thinking. 

     

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    Stephen Yarwood
  • Surahn Sidhu | Music, Nature & Creativity

    20 September 2018, St Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide

    South Australian-born singer, songwriter and producer, Surahn Sidhu has enjoyed a prestigious and prodigious career, from his role as founding member of pioneering disco band The Swiss, his talent and charismatic charm have seen him become a collaborator of choice for multi-Grammy-award-winning and ARIA winning artists like Usher, Kimbra, 

    Empire of the Sun, Hayden James, Flight Facilities and many more. More recently he has signed his new project Happiness Is Wealth to major label Sony Music. 

    "I am a student of harmony. Growing up as a musician and working on farms as a child I began to see the connection between the two. My life now, is a living example of how there is room for creative thinking in agriculture and plenty of room for the humility of farming in music. Nature is the greatest technology we have and an endless supply of inspiration for any artist." 

     

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    Surahn Sidhu
  • Michael Eales| For Creatives, the Greatest Opportunities Lie Ahead

    As all design capacity is being snapped up by the the giants of industry, the creatives class is tipping into an unprecedented existential crisis. The good news is that for those who practice creativity, the greatest opportunity lies ahead as the fourth industrial revolution and the age of automation is now here. In this age, human creativity is the difference between us and the machine. 

    Legendary designer David Kelley suggests that creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Join us to hear from Michael Eales, strategy designer at the award winning global strategy, design and innovation firm Business Models Inc, and learn how to apply your creative confidence to change the terms of business. 

    Michael is a strategy designer with award winning global strategy, design and innovation firm Business Models Inc. Michael helps organisations of all shapes and sizes determine what to make and do, why do it and how to innovate contextually, both now and in the future. This process is called design strategy and involves strategic design, the interplay between design and business strategy. 
     

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  • Rob Tercek | Vaporised: The Biggest Transformation Is The One You Cannot See

    25 July 2018 at Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide

    The fastest growing segment of the global economy is utterly invisible. You cannot see it, and you cannot touch it, but you deal with it every time you use your smartphone. Traditional businesses are being vaporized, replaced by intangible digital information and software, at a blistering pace. The companies that understand this shift and can manage have been handsomely rewarded by investors: but the consequences for those who fail to understand dematerialization are swift and severe. 

    This presentation, from the award-winning author and Creative Director of Hybrid World Adelaide Robert Tercek, provides an exhilarating overview of the massive change underway as industrial companies are transformed into software firms. This transformation touches every aspect of the economy and it is now changing civic institutions, political discourse and social conventions. 

    Robert Tercek is the award-winning author of VAPORIZED: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World. He is an expert in the design and launch of innovative digital media services. Tercek's 25-year career includes the launch of satellite and cable TV networks, the design of more than 100 games for computers, Internet and mobile phones, and the world's first mobile video services, as well as the largest-ever live online learning programs for Oprah Winfrey. 

    Tercek has co-founded five interactive media startups and has served in executive management at Sony Pictures, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and MTV: Music Television. Today he provides strategic insight to major media companies including Turner Broadcasting, Interpublic Group, NBC Universal, Reed Exhibitions, Public Broadcasting Service, and NASPL. He serves as Chairman of the Creative Visions Foundation in Malibu, California. 

     

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    Rob Tercek
  • Craig Swann and Matthew Wilson | Inspirational Interfaces in Music & Tech

    12 July 2018 at St Paul's Creative Centre, Adelaide. 

    Proving once again that some of the finest creative minds call Adelaide home, this event featured the secrets of success of two entrepreneurs, Craig Swann and Matthew Wilson, whose different paths will intersect in unexpected ways. 

    Dan Thorsland of ground-breaking games company Mighty Kingdom MCs this "fireside chat". He helps to reveal the inspiration behind Craig Swann's creation of Looplabs, the world's first online music making experience and the web's first drag'n'drop interface, so groundbreaking that it featured in one of Steve Job's Apple keynotes. 

    We also charted the rapid rise of Novus Res, an award-winning and internationally acclaimed VR / 360 film company directed by brothers Matthew and Luke Wilson, experts in a multitude of virtual reality applications, including the high growth sector of game development. 

    Between them, their technical interfaces offer exciting frontiers and potential income streams for musicians and composers, who will witness firsthand the power of "music meets technology". 

     

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    Craig Swann and Matthew Wilson
  • Laurie Anderson | On 'All the Things I Lost in the Flood'

    15th June, 2018 at Elder Hall

    “The world is made of stories and as stories escalate and get shorter and shorter until they’re ten word tweets and as our sense of reality continues to shred, we see that this is not a political situation, it’s an existential one-” writes Anderson, “And we suddenly see: we’re drowning in our own stories.”

    Laurie Anderson’s new book All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a series of essays about stories and language. In celebration of the publication of the book (released by Rizzoli in February ‘18) the artist will present a limited number of performances. The performance All the Things I Lost in the Flood is a reading and performance of the texts as well as visual images. It includes a discussion of her iconic work with voice, electronics, codes, narrative styles and digital language. The evening also includes accounts of many of the artist’s projects, operas, installations and inventions as well as an inside look at the artist’s methods, strategies, failures and Plan B’s. A book about performance comes to life again as a performance.

     

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    Q and A with Laurie
  • Dr. Ilse Treurnicht and Dr. Fiona Kerr | The Neuroscience of Collaborative Creativity

    23rd April, 2018 at Hub Central

    What is happening when we are in the creative zone? And how does interaction with others play a key role in ideation? When we get together and get excited by coming up with something new, amazing things happen - our brains and bodies activate and synchronise, releasing chemicals that make our thought processes faster and more nimble, increase how quickly we absorb information, and allow us to combine concepts differently and create brand new ones. We turn on multiple parts of our brains, and even build brand new brain if we are really connected and engaged. So how and why does all this happen? And how can we foster it?

    On April 23, Dr. Ilse Treurnicht (Former CEO, MaRS Discovery District in Ontario, Canada) and Dr. Fiona Kerr (Neural and Systems Complexity Specialist) discussed the neuroscience of collaborative creativity.

     

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    Dr. Ilse Treurnicht and Dr. Fiona Kerr
  • Tom Hajdu | Music Industry 4.0

    2nd February, 2018 at St. Paul's Creative Centre

    Adelaide has the likes of Elon Musk’s attention because it is transforming to meet the needs of the future by focusing on its knowledge base and investing in digital infrastructure. With Adelaide as its nexus, South Australia too can become a gateway to innovation.

    Tom Hajdu, Director of the Sia Furler Institute, Professor and Chair of Creative Technologies, University of Adelaide and the Chief Innovator for South Australia, will presents an overview of how this technological revolution impacts music and media and creative industries, and what the opportunities and threats are.

     

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    Tom Hajdu