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How do Cultural Institutions and their Communities Embrace Digital Change?

Seb Chan (Moderator), with Pete Williams, Olivia Blackburn, Anni Davey, Patricia Stokes, Bethwyn Serow

The Performing Arts Living Archive: Enabling Scholarship
How Can The Living Archive Help us Understand Circus in New Ways?

The Performing Arts Living Archive: Enabling Scholarship
How Can The Living Archive Help us Understand Circus in New Ways?

The Performing Arts Living Archive: Enabling Scholarship
How Can The Living Archive Help us Understand Circus in New Ways?

Laurene Vaughan (Moderator), with Jenny Fewster, Peta Tait and Jane Mullett

The Director of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, Mr Chan’s work focuses on building digital content and experience into the physicality of the museum itself, as Cooper-Hewitt reinvents itself as a “21st Century design museum”.

“Seb Chan is internationally recognised for his energy and creativity in leading cultural institutions to think in new ways about how they embrace digital technologies”, RMIT’s Associate Professor David Carlin said.

Leon and Garry talk to Spiro and Andrew about the changing face of content curation, the impact of Youtube and Digital Video on consumers, and the term 'Generation C', a new class of individuals who are constantly connected.

Misha Ketchell, Managing Editor, The Conversation, talks about the need for credible information for media outlets. His presentation discusses on how the Conversation is a great platform to share and communicate one’s research. He emphasises how universities have area experts who can explain the bigger problems and offer solutions. The Conversation is considered a trusted site for information and provides a good opportunity for researchers to ensure that their work reaches a wider public audience.

In the cacophony of the digital world, how can we create coherent stories? Angela Clark, head of innovation at the ABC, provides an insight into how the public broadcaster is creating a voice in the online realm.

Plus, Garry comes to us from California as he awaits the reveal of the iPhone 6 at Apple headquarters.

Stewart McGrath. CEO of Squixa talks about how to make websites faster.

Dr Kanga is founder and CEO of iOmniscient, the provider of the most sophisticated video analytics in the industry

http://www.iomniscient.com/

Matt Hyne of Citrix talks about the Healthcare of Things

Relevant links: https://www.citrix.com/articles-and-insights/trends-and-innovation/jun-2...

Funded by the European Research Council, Why We Post examined uses of social media across eight countries. Part of the intention of the project was to make research findings easily accessible to a worldwide audience over digital platforms which resulted in developing an e-learning course for FutureLearn, making short films and publishing Open Access books.

Virtual Reality is a technology that has threatened to be vaporware since the 1990s. Now that it’s here, what are we using it for? What should we be using it for?

Industry professionals and visionaries at the forefront of using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will chat about current and future projects in a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Director of Creative Interventions, Arts and Rehabilitative Technology Lab.

Cultural organisations - galleries, museums, libraries and the media are designing new ways to engage with the public.

Prominent change-makers Justine Hyde, Dan Hill, Seb Chan, Ewan McEoin and Priscilla Davies join Professor Martyn Hook in conversation. They discuss how contemporary design research methods are used to create new experiences and appeal to new audiences for their collections and media.

About the panel:

Justine Hyde is Director Library Services and Experience at the State Library Victoria.

Journalism

Alex Hartman, Executive chairman and co-founder of Newzulu, crowd-sourced journalism company, founded in Australia, now headquartered in Paris, talks about feeding amateur video and photographs of major news events to Agence France Presse and other global news agencies

Relevant links: http://www.newzulu.com.au/

Speakers

Jill Scanlon: Why won't media companies take a risk on women's sport?
Blues fan (AFL) and sports lover. Development through sports advocate;producer, journalist and news follower. Insanely have returned to p/t study- a Masters of International & Community Development. Formerly with ABCInternational / Radio Australia in Melbourne.

Heather Jarvis: Less coverge, fewer opportunites. The relationshipbetween female participation and media coverage of women in sport.

In this symposium, working journalists and editors debate the changing nature of journalism and the challenges for media operators and teachers at a time of disruption – not just of the business models but also of the Western media culture that developed and dominated in the 20th century. Objective, independent journalism remains the goal – but is it still possible in a time of such change?

Panel members include:
Helen Trinca - Managing Editor, The Australian
Misha Ketchell - Managing Editor, The Conversation
Jane Wardell - Bureau Chief, Reuters Australia & New Zealand

An entire verification ecosystem has sprung up to fight the problem of misinformation (y’know, “fake news”). From tech solutions to business models and strategies, hear from some of the superheroes focused on rebuilding trust in journalism and facts.

Speech

Around the world and in our own backyard, criminal justice institutions are blighted by cases of inappropriate decisions made by legal professionals who lack an understanding of how language works.

This special Global Frictions public lecture by the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Dr Georgina Heydon, will explore the impact on justice processes of widespread public ignorance about language.

*Please note that for rights reasons the musical extract has been removed from this recording. We apologise for the inconvenience

Writing

Bedell NonfictioNow Conference 2012
Friday 1.30–2.45 pm
James Agee
Bob Cowser
Robin Hemley, David Shields
Storey Hall Auditorium

Keynote Helen Garner
NonfictioNow 2012 Keynote Address by Helen Garner.

Keynote Margo Jefferson
NonfictioNow 2012 Keynote Address by Margo Jefferson.

Keynote David Shields
NonfictioNow 2012 Keynote Address by David Shields

Landscapes: Broken, Extreme, Constructed
Lynda Hawryluk
Vanessa Berry, Rebecca Fish Ewan, Cameron Muir,
Leslie Carol Roberts
The Green Brain

Lyric Nonfiction: Memory, Image, Trauma
Brandon Schrand
Elizabeth Kadetsky, Threasa Meads, Leila Philip
The Chamber
Through neuroscience, trauma theory, and the study
of memory, we know that the mind “makes sense” of certain
experiences in a manner different from everyday lived
experience. A traumatic event might shock the consciousness
and inscribe itself in the limbic, primitive structures of
the brain. Nostalgia, grief, and just the process of lived
time can affect the brain’s processes of remembering,
changing a memory’s content or emotion. The filters and

Out of Place
Judy Horacek
Robyn Archer, Kim Mahood, Margo Neale,
Francesca Rendle-Short
The Green Brain
How does a place grow on you when you come from somewhere else as most Australians have since 1788? Do nervous, derisory jokes about place–bogan suburbs, dying industrial towns or regional centres, the nation’s capital–reflect the newcomer’s unease with place and belonging?

Nonfiction in the Rocky Mountain West: The Context
Mary Clearman Blew
Peter Chilson, Debbie Lee, Sean Prentiss
The Chamber
The Rocky Mountain West has a long and vibrant tradition of creative nonfiction, from the popular history of Joséph Kinsey Howard, the travel accounts of Isabella Bird, the nature writing of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey, the as-told-to

Saturday 1.45–3.00 pm
Nonfiction Editors Roundtable
Julianne Schultz
Robin Hemley, Jeff Sparrow, Russell Valentino
Storey Hall Auditorium

Making the Leap into Creative Nonfiction
Jane Sullivan
Judith Armstrong, Iola Mathews, Brian McFarlane
The Chamber

Nonfiction Poetry: Performing The Real
Jessica Wilkinson
Stuart Cooke, Jill Jones, Benjamin Laird
The Green Brain

Exploring Nonfiction in an Adopted Language
Arnold Zable / Kent MacCarter
Ali Alizadeh, Alice Pung, Catherine Rey, Maria Tumarkin,
Meg Mundell
The Wheeler Centre

Keynote José Dalisay
NonfictioNow 2012 Keynote Address by José Dalisay.

NonfictioNow 2012 The Art of Truth – Writerly Perspectives
hosted by ABC Radio National’s Michael Cathcart

Permission and Disclosure: Handling “Revelation”
in Writing
Steve May
Randall Albers, Craig Batty, Paul Munden
The Chamber

Paths To Travel
Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Adrian Danks, Brigid Magner, Sian Prior, Nigel Krauth
The Green Brain
This panel delves into nonfiction travel writing in its various forms. Paths to Travel panellists work in the fields of travel writing, journalism, design, literary studies and

Real and Ideal, Fakery and Lies
Michael Williams
Felicity Biggins, Maria DiBattista, Gina Perry
The Green Brain

Bedell NonfictioNow Conference 2012
Thursday 2.15–3.30 pm
Sonic Writing: Radio Nonfiction
Ross Gibson
Kyla Brettle, Sherre DeLys, Siobhan McHugh, Jeff Porter
Storey Hall Auditorium

Bedell NonfictioNow Conference 2012
Friday 10.00–11.15 am
Site Specific: Strange Encounters with Place
Meg Mundell
Ross Gibson, Benjamin Law, Maria Tumarkin
Storey Hall Auditorium

Stranger Than Fiction: Walkley Longform Journalism
Russell Skelton
Celeste Geer, John Silvester The Chamber

True Crime
Shane Maloney, 
Hilary Bonney, Amy Butcher, Liz Porter, Ruth Walker The Wheeler Centre

The Value of Food Writing Beyond the Culinary
Donna Lee Brien
Jill Adams, Charmaine O’Brien, Gail Pittaway The Chamber

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Saturday 10.00–11.15 am
The Role of Media in a Democracy
Matthew Ricketson
Margaret Simons, Andrew Fowler, Melissa Sweet
Storey Hall Auditorium

Writing About Crime in the Family
Caroline van de Pol
Marsha Berry, Garnett Cohen, Olivia Guntarik, Toni Nealie, Sydney Smith

The Voice of Diversity in the 21st Century Essay: Postmodernism versus Political Purpose
Deborah Jackson Taffa, Barrie Jean Borich, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Alice Pung

Writing About Crime in the Family
Caroline van de Pol
Marsha Berry, Garnett Cohen, Olivia Guntarik, Toni Nealie, Sydney Smith

Diaspora: Centring The Margins
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Jen Webb, Xu Xi, Lawrence Ypil
The Green Brain

Your Stories, My Stories, Whose Stories?

Sian Prior
David Carlin, Lee Z Hunt, Ann-Mari Jordens, Arnold Zable

Alaska: Twenty-Four Hour Daylight, Round the Clock Dark
Peggy Shumaker, Jennifer Brice, Carolyn Kremers, Sara Loewen, Sherry Simpson, Joe Usibelli

In Alaska, nonfiction takes as many forms as the changing light. On this panel, you'll hear from a marine biologist who writes lyrical essays about the questions science doesn't let her ask. You'll meet an explorer who wanted to title her

Official Opening Readings
NonfictioNow 2012 Opening Night Readings and Performances

Reading
Rúnar Helgi Vignisson
The Fall of the House of Bankers – a personal account of a national catastrophe

Truth in Fiction, Fiction in Nonfiction
Catherine Cole
Shane Maloney, Pip Newling, Caroline Van de Pol, Rúnar Helgi Vignisson

Writ Large: On Living the Lives We’ve Made For The Page
Barrie Jean Borich
Mira Bartok, Cheryl Strayed, Ira Sukrungruang
Storey Hall Auditorium

The Voice of Diversity in the 21st Century Essay:
Postmodernism versus Political Purpose
Deborah Jackson Taffa, Barrie Jean Borich, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Alice Pung

Getting Published in International Journals - Emerald Group Publishing, hosted by RMIT University Library.
Presenter Andrew Smith provides advice, tips and ideas for getting published in a highly competitive research and publishing environment.

International Research and the Nonfiction Writer
David Carlin
Desmond Barry, Mieke Eerkens, Stephanie Elizondo Griest,
Benjamin Law
The Chamber

How Collaboration Changes Our Practice
Steve Grimwade
Catina Bacote, Matthew Batt, Arnold Zable
Storey Hall Auditorium

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Friday 3.00–4.15 pm
Graphic Narratives for Nonfiction
Bernard Caleo
Mira Bartok, Mirranda Burton, Elizabeth MacFarlane,
Bruce Mutard
Storey Hall Auditorium

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Saturday 3.15–4.30 pm
From Obsession to Book: Nonfiction from the
Publishers’ Perspective
Russell Valentino
Rose Michael, Nicola Redhouse, Rebecca Starford
Storey Hall Auditorium

Life Writing and Hospitality
Moya Costello
Barbara Brooks, Anne Cranny-Francis, Jim Hearn
The Chamber
This panel explores life writing and hospitality, defined as
the interrelationship between host and guest. Our bodies
host other beings, things, places and histories as guests–
sometimes troublesome and uninvited. The panellists reflect
upon writing about lived experiences of “hospitality”–
specific bodies as hosts and their various guests. Barbara
Brooks’ fictional memoir is about her fictionalised English
grandfather, Monty, who stayed four years in the Northwest

Ethics

The 2012 Clare Burton Memorial Lecture - For Love…

No matter whether it is paid or not, women’s work and their achievements are measured against a set of tenacious and traditional assumptions underpinned by the idea that women should be driven by love and selflessness in all they do, and not the recognition and rewards that drive men. Step out of line and show some career or financial ambition, or just a lack of suitable warmth, and women are quickly labelled pushy, greedy and bitchy.

This panel discussion looks at the links between games design and military strategy. Games and digital play are now at the cutting edge of design. As the game industry continues to grow, questions are arising about the use of game technologies for military intelligence, the ethics of war games and the impact of game violence on cognitive processing and emotional control among consumers.

It was held at RMIT Design Hub on Tuesday 24th March 2015 as part of the exhibition Remote-Controlled Terrorist Coffin held at Project Space / Spare Room Galleries.

Political Philosophy

In Episode Two experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Prof Alan Tuckett OBE, University of Wolverhampton, President of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), and Visiting Fellow to the EU Centre RMIT 2015. Discussion focuses on Alan’s experiences of leadership roles in lifelong learning and adult education in the UK and internationally as well as opportunities and challenges around lifelong learning in the EU, Australia and South East Asia.

*Law and Politics*

Matt Gordon is co-founder and project director of OurSay – an Australian-based democracy platform connecting citizens with leaders.

OurSay has connected Australians with many leaders such as: Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister Stephen Conroy and Hon Malcolm Turnbull, and environment leaders.

OurSay has just launched its latest project – Citizen’s Agenda. The Citizen’s Agenda targets leaders in the top 10 electorates in Australia, who will answer citizen’s questions in the lead up to the September federal election.

Politics could once be seen in terms of left and right, of regions, nationalism and imperialism. Minority populist parties, or movements, also challenged dominant ideologies and parties, expressing the hopes and frustrations of workers or farmers. Populism is about expressive politics, voicing dispossession, rather than instrumental politics, focusing on policies.

This talk was given as part of the Rethinking Rape Law Reform Colloquium.

Friday 6th December 2013
9 am – 4 pm
Storey Hall Conference Centre
330 – 334 Swanston Street
RMIT University, Melbourne

www.rmit.edu.au/justice/rethinkingrape

Image credit: Newtown Graffiti

Rape law reform has been the subject of much debate among lawyers, scholars, activists and victim advocates in Australia and internationally. The debates by and large centre on the following vexed issues: the coherency and consistency of substantive and procedural legal reform; the delicate balance between the rights of the accused versus the rights of victims; the impact of rape law reform on reporting, prosecution and conviction; and the efficacy of reforms on sexual violence prevention and community education.

The dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the criminal justice system in responding to sexual violence has not abated, despite the introduction of wide-ranging reforms to rape law. This has led to some to question whether women should even engage with a system that arguably celebrates and sustains the oppression that it seeks to remedy. Others argue that alternative and innovative justice mechanisms will provide greater forms of recognition and redress, for both victims and accused persons.

The consequences of wrongful conviction can be devastating. This forum explores issues of miscarriage of justice with leading Victorian criminal justice experts.

Foreign Policy and International Relations

As we approach the end of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) there are two identifiable kinds of ‘silences’ that are cause for alarm. The first ‘silence’ was noticeable in two key 2013 documents produced by the High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary General which proposed a new set of post-2015 development goals. Neither report mentions ESD, despite the fact that the new development goals are meant to be called Sustainable Development Goals and that the lead agency for the Decade was itself a UN agency.

Considering the relationship between domestic imprisonment and offshore detention with a global perspective will be the key concern for this seminar. While the two practices have much in common, and at times these respective regimes even overlap, they are not the same. Each speaks to the respective modalities of regulating behaviour that challenges the norms of domestic and international politics. In his 1993 book Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory, R. B. J.

In Episode Three experienced journalists Leon Gettler and Garry Barker chat with Prof Bruce Wilson, Director of European Union (EU) Centre at RMIT University. The conversation focuses on the forthcoming Greek legislative election set for 20 September 2015 and challenges for Greece and the European project emerging from the dynamic Greek political landscape.

This high level panel will discuss the practical dimensions of memorialisation and reconciliation.

Panel discussion following the launch of an RMIT JD student authored report commissioned by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Speakers include Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, Rob Hulls, David Mann (Refugee Legal), Hugh de Kretser (Human Rights Law Centre), student authors Frank Aloe, Veronica Snip, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Brigette Rose.

Is globalisation so bad? Criticisms of globalisation are made by people from right across the political spectrum. The resurgence of ethno-nationalisms in a context of rising anti-globalisation sentiment, threatens to undermine universal principles. If the multilateral system were to fall apart – as envisaged by U.S. President, Donald Trump – the consequences would be far reaching, for human and civil rights, free trade, gender equity, the global environment, and development. But are there any alternatives to globalisation as we know it?

Law

Reassessing the Place of Criminal Law Reform in the Struggle Against Sexual Violence: The Canadian Case

Professor Lise Gotell, University of Alberta, Canada

Image: Newtown Graffiti

Currents of Resistance: (R)evolving Frameworks of Consent in Rape Law Reform
Dr Sharon Cowan, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Image: Newtown Graffiti

RMIT University celebrates the legacy of politician and chief justice George Higinbotham, through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues and in particular the interaction between the law and society. The guiding principle for the series is enhancing our understanding of the law and the role of legal and political innovation in helping create a more just society.

Plus interview with economist Stephen Koukoulas.

Leon and Garry talk about issues including:

· The job hiring slowdown in the US while Greece turns to Russia to help with its finances and the IMF warns that economies around the world can't grow as fast as they used to because of ageing populations, less investment and the limits of technology
· Iron ore price falls below $47 putting companies like Fortescue and Atlas in serious trouble.
· The RBA surprises everyone by keeping interest rates on hold.

Under the leadership of former Victorian Attorney-General Rob Hulls, the Centre is dedicated to finding modern solutions to complex problems that manifest in the justice system. This video is part of a larger project to commemorate RMIT's Founders' Day 2013.

Find out how we're making connections - http://rmit.edu.au/news/makingconnections

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice talks with Laura Vickers, Principal, Nest Legal, one of the first online legal firms in Australia.

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice talks about community legal centres with Liana Buchanan, Executive Officer, Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria).

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice talks about Clinical Legal Education at the prison legal service Inside Access, with Andrew Spinks, final year Juris Doctor student.

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, interviews Hugh de Kretser on why human rights matters.

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice talks with ABC 774 Morning Radio host Jon Faine about his journey from law student to media superstar.

Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty launched a major RMIT University report on family violence on Thursday, 19 March 2015.

Rob Hulls, Director of the Centre for Innovative Justice interviews Mark Holden, former Australian Idol Judge turned barrister, on his career change.

Rob Hulls, Director of the Center for Innovative Justice, talks to Simone Bailey about boxing and the law, their similarities and differences.

Barrister Carolyn Burnside makes the case for sex offence prosecution.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/graduate-sc...

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice talks with Magistrate Pauline Spencer, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria about what makes a good advocate.

http://www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw/innovativejustice

Students from RMIT's Centre of Innovative Justice went on a study tour to New Zealand.

RMIT's Centre for Innovative Justice has released "Opportunities for Early Intervention: bringing perpetrators of family violence into view."

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, talks to lawyer and media commentator Waleed Aly about his career journey.

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, discusses the role of government lawyers.

Elena Campbell discusses the origins of her report and her motivations behind focusing on the family violence sphere on perpetrator accountability.

A talk by Judge Steven Alm at RMIT on 10 August 2015. Judge Alm is the creator of Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement program.

Rob Hulls, Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, talks with John Cain about tips on what law firms look for in a job applicant.

JD Alumni Sepi Sadri talks to Rob Hulls about studying law at RMIT, the role of a Judge’s Associate and the value of mentors.