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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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A new digital reality

Technology - Talk

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How do you design a high tech space that doesn’t date?

Explore the collision of arts and science. Science Gallery Melbourne is redesigning its museum with the ultimate digital fitout, inspired by hospitals, shopping centres and airports. Faced with the challenge of future-proofing the Gallery’s digital environment, Science Gallery Melbourne teamed up with the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne and identified a range of considerations, such as maximising the lifespan of today’s technologies; designing for changing museum requirements and visitor expectations; and integrating technology in the architectural design of museum spaces. In this talk, Director of Science Gallery Melbourne Rose Hiscock and Digital Media Specialist Dr Niels Wouters will discuss the Gallery changes and chat future-proofing in a digital world.

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Speaker Info

Dr Niels Wouters

Dr Niels Wouters is a Digital Media Specialist at the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces and Science Gallery Melbourne. Niels holds a PhD in Engineering: Architecture from the University of Leuven, an MSc in Architecture and a BSc in Computer Science. His doctoral thesis, 'Contextualising Media Architecture' (2016), examined the architectural and social qualities of media facades and urban screens.


Rose Hiscock

Rose Hiscock is the inaugural Director of the Science Gallery Melbourne, a new gallery dedicated to the collision of art and science. Part of the acclaimed International network with eight nodes worldwide, the gallery will be embedded into the University of Melbourne and is scheduled to open in 2020. Rose was previously Director of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. She also worked for the Australia Council where she was responsible for national and international arts development. Rose is committed to building a vibrant, balanced and accessible arts sector. She is a Board member of Back to Back Theatre and Chunky Move.

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