EXPLORING 3D TECHNOLOGIES IN MUSEUMS / GALLERIES / LEARNING / TEACHING was an event organised by Museums & Galleries of NSW and The Education Studio, Macquarie University. The day-long symposium brought together practitioners and professionals across the museum, gallery and higher education sectors to explore the possibilities and applications of 3D technologies.
Dr. Larry Johnson, CEO, New Media Consortium
NMC RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF 3D ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND MUSEUM ENGAGEMENT
Dr. Johnson is an acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and has written five books, seven chapters, and published more than 50 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on the topics of creativity, innovation, and technology trends, and has delivered more than 125 keynote addresses to a long list of distinguished groups and organizations all over the world. He is the founder of the Horizon Project, which produces the acclaimed series of Horizon Reports that are used by well over a million educators in more than 150 countries.
Johnson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the New Media Consortium, an international not-for-profit consortium dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies, and Director of the Edward and Betty Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA).
Ross Colebatch, Object: Australian Design Centre
HOW A 6CM CUBE FILLED OBJECT GALLERY
Ross Colebatch has a background in writing and film, and has been the Digital Communications Producer at Object: Australian Design Centre since early 2011. In this role he has worked across a range of creative programs and publications, including many that have featured or focused on 3D technologies.
From documenting demonstrations of 3D ceramic printers to interviewing global 3D technology entrepreneurs, Ross has spent three years immersing himself in international movements in the field. A personal highlight of which was producing a major feature in Object magazine 63 on fab8nz, the eighth annual conference.
3D AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Robyn Ayres, Arts Law Centre of Australia
Robyn Ayres has been a lawyer for over 20 years and the Executive Director of Arts Law since 2002. She is committed to ensuring that artists and arts organisations properly understand their rights as well as their legal responsibilities and are fairly rewarded for the work they do. Prior to joining Arts Law, Robyn spent a significant part of her legal career working to achieve social justice for different groups in the community, including as a lawyer with the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1988-1991), a Public Interest lawyer at the Aboriginal Legal Service WA (1993-1998), and as Executive Director of the Mental Health Law Centre WA from 1998 to 2002.
Robyn has Bachelors of Arts and Law from the University of NSW. In 2004, under the direction of Robyn Ayres, Arts Law established the Artists in the Black service, a legal advice service specifically for Indigenous artists.