05 PM | 11 Nov

Nancy White in Digital Habits. Stewarding Technology for Communities. Monday 16th Nov, Melbourne

Technology has changed what it means to “be together” for teams, groups and networks. We can now connect and interact across time and space, co-create and share our creations across the globe. This also means we face a dizzying array of tools and platforms which seem to morph and change daily. We all seem to use the tools in different ways, creating gaps and friction in our groups. What’s a person to do? Consider technology stewardship, the practice of scanning for, choosing, implementing and supporting useful practices using technology in a community. Nancy White will share a few frameworks and stories, then we’ll open the conversation.

  • What is community technology stewardship?
  • What inherent tensions does a steward work with in a community?
  • How can we explore a community’s activity orientations as a way of making decisions around technology?

Agenda

6:00-6:30 Networking with other thinking collaborators (over drinks and nibbles). 6:30-7:15 Nancy White: Digital Habitats 7:15-8:00 Informal conversation amongst the group to explore the ideas and concepts.

Venue

RMIT Graduate School of Business, 300 Queen Street. Melbourne Lecture room 158.1.2B (Ground level – just behind reception). Ample metered street parking nearby in Queen Street (between La Trobe and Little Lonsdale).

RSVP: by email to melbournekmlf@gmail.com

About Nancy White

Founder of Full Circle Associates, Nancy helps organisations connect through online and offline strategies. Nancy is an online interaction designer, facilitator and coach for distributed communities of practice, online learning, distributed teams and online communities. She has a special interest in the NGO/NPO sector. Nancy blogs as well as teaches, presents and writes on online facilitation and interaction, social architecture and social media. She is co-author with Etienne Wenger and John Smith of Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities.

Nancy confesses to online interaction, learning and chocolate addictions. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two grown sons.

More information about available workshops via KMLF – Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum go here.

07 PM | 05 Nov

The ends of the Earth a mixed media installation

Exploring Environmental Degradation through Mixed Media Installation

Jane Castle & Linda Dement, wax box blood (detail), 2009

Jane Castle & Linda Dement, wax box blood(detail), 2009

Jane Castle and Linda Dement present a malevolent installation involving leaking and congealing blood, video loops on hacked digital players, anomalous machinery and a soundscape from recordings made at the ends of  the earth.

runs until 28 November, 2009 SASA Gallery Kaurna Build, City West Campus Cnr Fenn Place & Hindley Street South Australia

Check out the details at: University of South Australia

06 PM | 05 Nov

Docos wanted. Australian Ethical Documentary Australia Foundation callout

Australian Ethical, in association with Documentary Australia Foundation, is calling for film makers to submit a mini-documentary piece on the theme of ‘corporate responsibility and the environment’.The winning documentary piece will be awarded $12,500 in prize money, which will be presented at the Australian International Documentary Conference on 24–26 February 2010.

Entries close December 18

Australian Ethical website

06 PM | 05 Nov

#Orangutan Caring Week events across Australia from 8th to 14th November

Be part of some fantastic events to help Orangutans and other forest animals

Eating, drinking, having fun is all you have to do to help :-)

By attending one the Australian Orangutan project events in November you can help them raise money to continue their mission to save the orangutan (and other animals of the forest).

Visit http://www.orangutan.org.au/ocw to see events near you!