Creative Spaces Summit 2023

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Andrew Meares

Andrew Meares

Australian National University

“Andrew Meares is the Cybernetic Futures Lead at the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University (ANU). Andrew is interested in visual cybernetics at the intersection of history and culture shaping the imaginary as revealed through the creation, curation and circulation of images. Andrew worked as a photojournalist at the The Sydney Morning Herald 1991-2017 leading transformation in print and online, from the darkroom to digital. He has covered politics, protests, portraits, bushfires, coups and war zones. He was awarded a Walkey Award for Best Online Journalism in 2010 and has collected numerous accolades for his portraiture, news and features photography, and advancing multimedia and online video practice. Andrew was Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery President and worked in the office of the then Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Bill Shorten MP. In 2019 Andrew joined the School of Cybernetics contributing to education and research as an Associate Professor. Andrew was the lead curator of the 2022 exhibition Australian Cybernetic: A point through time.”

All Sessions by Andrew Meares

Day 3
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Keynote Session Five

Lot 14 Lecture Theatre

Keynote Address - Traces and Places, a Guide to Cybernetic Futures
Presenter: Andrew Meares
Our final keynote address comes from award-winning photojournalist and educator, Andrew Mears. As the Cybernetic Futures Lead a the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University (ANU), Andrew understands the intersection between technology, creativity and culture and believes the questions we asked of our future. throughout history may still be relevant today. This final session promises to surprise, challenge and inspire.


Thinker In Residence Address - What’s Next?
How often do we walk away from a Summit thinking “what’s next?” With this in mind the Creative Spaces Summit organisers recruited the help of Jade Lillie to be our Summit “Thinker in Residence”. Jade will be traversing lots of the Summit sessions, listening to speakers and listening to delegates – the ideas, the conversations, the worries! At the conclusion of the event Jade will prepare a report for the National Public Galleries Alliance – capturing the key issues, ideas and opportunities for us to consider on a national level.
Jade will make a short presentation on her preliminary observations from the Summit.