November 19, 2020
In a world that seems obsessed with innovation and novelty, what does it mean to focus on maintenance and care? This podcast features the founders of The Maintainers, a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. They are also the authors of a new book called "The Innovation Delusion".
Andy Russell is Dean, College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
Lee Vinsel is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech.
Link to The Maintainers community: https://themaintainers.org/
November 3, 2020
A digital explosion has ripped through the battlefield. Multiple data trajectories have ruptured our capacity to make sense of and manage the effects of war. Radical War maps and traces war’s data trajectories from the battlefield, in the cloud, through the archive, in memory and out into the deeply mediated technologies that we use. Framing Radical War as a relationship between data, attention and control, it is a lens for highlighting the complex intra-dependent relationship between war, smart devices and web platforms.
Dr Matthew Ford in a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at University of Sussex. Andrew Hoskins is Interdisciplinary Research Professor in Global Security in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow.
October 17, 2020
Alan is the founder of industry analyst firm Deep Analysis and author of Amazon bestseller “Practical Artificial Intelligence - An Enterprise Playbook” - Alan has over 20 years experience as an adviser to tech firms and enterprises - focusing on emerging technology trends in Information Management.
We talk about the skills needed to effectively use tools such as artificial intelligence and automation.
September 30, 2020
Kate & Jol Temple talk about:
- Getting published as a children's author
- Writing for children
- Performing their work to children
- The changing nature of the children's book industry
More info: http://katejoltemple.com/
June 1, 2020
Tim Rayner teaches innovation and entrepreneurial leadership at UTS Business School and is the author of ‘Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation’ (2018).
In this episode, Tim explains how prototypes can be used by people working in businesses to drive better outcomes.
May 18, 2020
Eaon Pritchard is an advertising strategist in Melbourne. After unsuccessful attempts at neo-expressionist painting, pop stardom and later superstar DJ status (although he did achieve one global techno-house hit in the mid-90s) he finally turned to advertising as a last-gasp creative outlet.
The conversation covers the fab four of art, music, advertising, and psychology.
Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Shot-Both-Sides-Failure-Communicate/dp/1655342916
May 8, 2020
Event Details: https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/269681094/
"Workplace laboratories" may bring to mind images of white coats and test tube but it refers to a mindset and style of working that uses experiments to improve environments and outcomes. Our speakers will draw on their own experiences and research t discuss:
- How to effectively design organisations and manage work to maximise potential for improvement
- The challenges and opportunities of such an approach
- How to experiment in a complex environment.
Amanda Lizier is a workplace learning researcher and practitioner who creates a conduit between theory and practice. Amanda is passionate about using cutting-edge research to improve learning and development systems and practices. As a highly regarded learning and development practitioner, Amanda has extensive experience in all aspects of learning and development across an array of industries. Her practical experience informs her work as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney where she uses complexity theory to explore the practices of work and learning in organisations.
Michelle Ockers works with leaders who want learning to make a bigger impact in their organisation. Her core expertise is organisational learning strategy, capability uplift for learning teams, and continuous learning skills and practices. Michelle is the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s 2019 L&D Professional of the Year. She also received the 2019 Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the field of informal learning.
Catherine Raffaele is an educator, researcher and an edtech founder. She is based at UTS where she teaches into the MEd (Learning & Leadership) and is completing a PhD on entrepreneurial learning. She was previously a Senior Researcher at the Workplace Research Centre (University of Sydney) where she established the Sydney Health and Work Research Network. While there, she worked with the federal government to develop its telework initiative to widen workforce participation and inclusion. She has also led IT and Communications Policy at CHOICE.
Shawna Murray is the Organisational Development and Learning Manager - Transformation & Strategy with Coal Services. She has considerable experience using Human Centred-Design as a way to find solutions to problems and drive strategic goals. Shawna has worked in London, Dublin and Australia and had varied roles involving design of innovative learning solutions, organisational change & leadership projects, Instructional Design transformation projects, and lecturing at University on Learning and global Social Policy. She has qualifications in project management, teaching, ScrumMaster, instruction