Hybrid World Adelaide, from 4 to 8 October, will feature some of the best international digital thinkers, speakers, makers and performers at this mind-expanding explosion of interactive technology.
Award-winning graphics by Flinders University and CDW Studios Adelaide will be offering insights into digital illustration and gaming, including demonstrations on the main stage on Thursday.
The program has public events for people of all ages and digital knowledge and an industry strand that includes a conference and a hands-on lab to mentor and develop selected tech projects.
As well as public events, the industry conference will focus on emerging technologies set to reshape the consumer economy.
Flinders University is an educational partner in this new five-day event which explores how these technologies will merge with the real world.
The opening of the Adelaide Film Festival virtual reality program will coincide with Hybrid World.
From Flinders University, the Digital Media team will present two sessions on Thursday 5 October.
- An art demonstration on the main stage will create a scene within an hour using a matte painter and the technical expertise of Flinders partner CDW Studios. Watch the virtual world develop before your eyes.
- Building a Game World (also 5 October) with lecturers Katie Cavanagh and Shane Bevin. For all levels of knowledge and experience on various platforms.
Digital illustration and concept art is used in film, games and advertising.
Flinders digital entertainment entries in an international industry competition last week made the SA school run by Flinders and CDW Studios Adelaide best Digital Illustration school. The Rookies is a global internet-connected community which helps young talent, production studios, academic facilities, software developers and hardware manufacturers connect to create innovative content.
Adelaide-based Alwyn Hunt, a co-founder of The Rookies, will also appear on stage at Hybrid World. He has worked in visual effects for more than 15 years, having worked at Sony Imageworks, Moving Picture Company, Double Negative, Animal Logic and Weta Ditigal.
On Friday 6 October, experts from the New Venture Institute at Flinders will deliver a ‘A Crash Course in Design Thinking’ workshop, described as “fast paced and action focused, you can learn in under three hours how to take your old world problems to a hybrid world solution”.
The New Venture Institute workshop will get you thinking like an innovator.
Global leaders in biotechnology, space engineering and brain-computer interfaces will lead an industry conference at Hybrid World.
They include Dr Phillip Alvelda who invented the cortical modem for DARPA – a brain interface that could inject images directly into the visual cortex, Andrew Hessel of Autodesk who is a pioneer in the field of synthetic biology and Mandy Simpson of CyberToa, a global leader in security and blockchain, and a host of others.
Questions to be addressed include what comes after the smartphone? How will digital technology transform the manufacturing and retail supply chain? How will artificial intelligence impact transportation, factories, communications and services?
What will biotech bring to health care, agriculture and energy? How can digital tech extend our human senses and capabilities beyond the constraints of time, space and physicality? How do we protect ourselves from cyber risks?
Tonsley Innovation Precinct is located at 1284 South Road, Tonsley. Public transport and extensive car parking is available.
Play with and discover the technologies of the future at https://hybridworldadelaide.org
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