I was in Canberra just over a week ago to speak about the Future of all the Things for the ACS’s EdXN speaking tour across Australia.
It was my first time in Canberra and met yet another set of great people doing great work:
Matt Adcock who is a Senior Research Engineer and Experimental Scientist (best title ever) at CSIRO’s Data 61. Matt gave me a demo of some of the multi user mixed/augmented reality experiences they’re trying with Microsoft’s Hololens. A big part of what his team is working on is how these technologies can be used and the sorts of interfaces we need. It’s a pretty exciting time to be working in the space as no one has figured any of this stuff out yet — the language of mixed reality. It’s like the geocities age of the web — when everything is messy and a bit ugly but so exciting and so much room to make and do new things.
Joel Anderson and Irene Zhen at the CBR Innovation Network, which is supported by the local government and leverages the incredible research and educational institutions in the city. Their programs support everyone from young people to SMEs to researchers and startups.
Next stop is #Brisbane (tonight!) and #Darwin on Monday (23rd April). Tickets here!