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The Fusion of Art and Technology
Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series

Tue 7 Mar 17, 7pm
NGV International
Great Hall
Ground Level

Innovative thinking and creative problem-solving have become fundamental skills for work, life and play. Experimentation with boundaries is also fundamental to the practice of the artist. As we have become accustomed to instant access to ideas and information, how we innovate and create has changed, but what is the impact of technology on our creativity?

With a keynote lecture by Linda Liukas, this special evening includes the opportunity to view David Hockney: Current, showcasing the work of the artist for whom creativity and technology seamlessly fuse.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Linda Liukas is a Finnish programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Liukas founded Rails Girls, which has organised workshops in over 270 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. She won the 2013 Ruby Hero prize and was named the Digital Champion of Finland by the EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda. Her TED Talk – A delightful way to teach children about computers – has been viewed over 1.4 million times.

Vanessa Toholka is a knowledge management consultant, with over fifteen years experience working in online content and strategy. She cut her teeth in New Media and Digital Services at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, before moving into professional services. Now she specialises in research and development of knowledge services. Vanessa is a technology commentator and radio broadcaster with Triple R’s weekly technology and computing show, Byte Into IT.

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The Telstra Creativity and Innovation Series is an initiative of Telstra and the NGV, an annual presentation that showcases the work of world-leading innovators.