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Location and Workshop Schedule

Location: Bank of Queensland Heritage Collection Learning Room, State Library of Queensland. 

For directions, see MAP.

Abstracts and Presenter Bios are available HERE.



Saturday, 4 June, 9am - 5pm

9:00 - 9:15                 Welcome from Michael Dezuanni

9:15 - 10:00                Keynote Presentation: 'Living Labs and Cultivating Digital Capacities’, Tanya Notley and Amanda Third  (Western Sydney University).

10:00- 10:30                Fostering Digital Participation Through Living Labs’, Michael Dezuanni  (QUT).

10:30 - 11:00              Morning Tea

 11:00 - 12:30              Session 1: Fostering Digital Participation Project (Chair: Hilary Hughes)

a. Ally Lankester and Sabine Carter (Digitville / Townsville)

b. Sarah Peters and Cherie Allan (Storyelling / Toowoomba)

c. Margaret Kettle (Literacy Tutors, Oakey)

d. Michael Dezuanni and Alistair Silcock (Pittsworth Stories)

12:30 - 1:30                 LUNCH

1:30 - 3:00                  Session 2 (Chair: Marcus Foth)

a. “Effective Digital Participation: Differences in Rural and Urban Areas and the Ways Forward,” Long Pham, Beth Massey and Nadia Pantidi. (International Energy Research Centre and University College Cork, Ireland).

b. “Digital Inclusion for Wellbeing: the role of Living Labs,” Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, and Jane McCormack. (Western Sydney University)

c. “Empowerment through Making: lessons for sustaining and scaling community practices,” Ingrid Mulder, Emilia Pucci, and Youri Havenaar. (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)      

3:00 - 3:30                   Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 5:00                   Session 3: (Chair: Kerry Mallan)

a. “Digital Participation through Artistic Data Interventions,” Rachel Jacobs and Silvia Leal. (University of Nottingham, UK and Universidade de Federal, Brasil)

b.  “Technology for Partnering with Non-traditional Consumers in Rural Health,” Hilary Davis and Jane Farmer (La Trobe University)

c. “3C Projects: Community, Culture, Commerce,” Jock McQueenie (3C Projects)  

5:00                             Plans for Day 2; informal dinner.


Sunday, 5 June, 9am - 5pm


In the spirit of an “unconference”, the agenda for Day 2 will be set by participants. The most significant issues and problems identified during Day 1 will be posted for consideration. Small teams will form to address the 6 problems deemed most important by the participants.   

Teams will be asked to present their findings in a shareable form (e.g. video, powerpoint/Prezi, blog entry, etc.). These presentations will be published on the FDPP website.

9:00 - 9:30                   Welcome from Michael Dezuanni and Plan for the Day

9:30 - 10:30                 Planning: plan solutions and communication strategy.

10:30 - 11:00               Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:30               Doing: create digital artefacts to communicate problems and solutions.

12:30 - 1:30                 Lunch

1:30 - 3:00                   Sharing: Present results for critique and discussion.

3:00 - 3:30                   Summary, Farewell and Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 4:30                   Summary and Discussion of Book Project (Marcus Foth and Michael Dezuanni)


4:30                             Symposium Close


5:30                             DIS 2016 Welcome Reception at Room 360 (5.30pm for 6pm start)

QUT Gardens Point campus

http://www.dis2016.org/program/social/ .