What is culture? Simply, it is the culmination of shared values,
assumptions, and beliefs tacitly and/or explicitly expressed within
an organization. Why is it important to understand? Because, it
determines how people behave and how work gets done. Let’s consider
how values and beliefs drive behavior using a consumer analogy: I
need milk. The convenience store is closer than the grocery store (I
value my time), but it is more expensive (I’m frugal). The grocery
store offers more options (I value choice). I decide choice and price
are more important than convenience, so I drive to the grocery store.
While there, I evaluate my options: Whole milk is tasty, but I am
weight conscious so I eliminate that option. While I am frugal, I am
also health conscious. Although soy milk is more expensive it has
additional perceived health benefits, so I choose soy. While, at some
point, these decisions were conscious, as long as all factors remain
the same and the reward for my behavior is greater than the cost, I
continue to behave consistently and, eventually, subconsciously. What
happens when my grocery store discontinues soy milk, the price goes
up, or traffic becomes unbearable? Suddenly, I am forced to
re-evaluate my behaviors to stay consistent with my values in order
to achieve the outcome I find desirable.
Join OC for a spectacular evening celebrating over 3 decades of supporting Victorian filmmakers, with special guest Julia Zemiro (‘RocKwiz’, ‘It Takes Two’)
Thursday 5 July 2007, 7:00pm – 11:00pm
OPEN CHANNEL SHED 4, North Wharf Road
Victoria Harbour, Docklands Melbourne
Melways Ref 2E:7D Parking available
Dress Code: Winter warehouse glamour
RSVP: email@example.com / 03 8610 9300 by Wednesday 4 July
Featuring > URBAN ART AGENDA #1<, an exhibition of international stencil art, Melbourne Design Festival 5 – 15 July
Wearer can take hold of 3D images.
A subsidiary of NTT has developed the technology to make 3D images viewable without special equipment, and a glove that allows users to ‘feel’ the images.
NTT Comware has developed what it calls ‘Tangible-3D Technology’, which uses twin cameras to produce an easily viewed 3D image. A glove loaded with sensors can then be passed over the image to let the user feel the shape and texture.
“This technology reproduces the physical feel of 3D video at a remote location as well as allowing the viewer to reach out and ‘touch’ the person or object on the screen by means of a special device,” said the company in a statement.
Piemonte Share Award: Digital Art Prize 2008
Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008
for digital art. The competition jury will award a prize of $2,500 to the
work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation
between arts and new technologies.
The candidates for the prize will be guests at the 4th edition of the
Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2008 at the Accademia
Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin. The contest is open to any Italian and
foreign artist using digital technology as a language of creative
expression, in all its shapes and formats and in combination with analogue
technologies and/or any other material (i.e. computer animation / visual
effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live
cinema/vj, audiovisual performance, etc.). Each artist or group can enter
up to 3 works. Artists who are part of a group participating in the
contest may also enter up to 3 individual works. Please visit the
Piemonte Share Festival website for more information and online
Application Deadline: 30 September, 2007
Call for Applications: Material City 2007
In September and October this year the City of Melbourne will host
Material City, a platform for dialogue and exchange featuring a program of
artists talks, panel discussions and intensive creative workshops that aim
to encourage artists to explore a range of alternative responses to
working in Melbourne’s urban spaces. The City of Melbourne is calling for
applications from artists, sound designers, performers, writers and
creative producers to participate in one of the following workshops: SIAL
(Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) Sound Studio Creative Lab
from the 22nd-24th of September, or PVI Collective Creative Lab from
September 30th to October 3rd.
Applications close Monday, August 6th.
For more details, selection criteria and application forms, please visit
the City of Melbourne’s website.
Phone: 03 9658 9658