05 PM | 02 Jul

What is culture?

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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.

Darci Riesenhuber Transformation Architect tompeters!company

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05 PM | 02 Jul

OPEN CHANNEL LAUNCH CELEBRATION

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: rsvp@openchannel.org.au  /  03 8610 9300 by Wednesday 4 July

Featuring > URBAN ART AGENDA #1<, an exhibition of international stencil art, Melbourne Design Festival 5 – 15 July

05 PM | 02 Jul

Robotic glove lets users feel images

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.

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05 PM | 02 Jul

Digital Art Prize 2008

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 registration.

Application Deadline: 30 September, 2007 URL: http://www.toshare.it

05 PM | 02 Jul

Material City 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. URL: htttp://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts Phone: 03 9658 9658