Creative Directions 2018 Friday 5th October Sessions Registration

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Creative Directions 2018 Friday 5th October Sessions Registration

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Friday 5th October

9:30am – 10:30pm

Alumni Ask Me Anything

A panel of MFJ Alumni offer their different perspectives on transitioning to the ‘real world’. In this fun and frank conversation with MFJ Masters students, past and present, we discuss their experiences of transitioning to life after Masters study. How did they get a foot in the door? Just how useful (or not!) is university study for the world of work? What if you want to keep right on studying (seriously)? And what could soon-to-be graduates be doing right now to make the move a little less daunting?

Panellists: Chloe Jeffers (Account Director, Thread Communications and MCMS Graduate),Declan Martin (MADA PhD Candidate and MCCI Graduate) and Luke Mortimer (Producer, A Current Affair and M Journalism Graduate). Chaired by MFJ’s Dr. Tony Moore
Venue: H116, Ground Floor Building H

11:00am – 12:30pm

CAMPUS Presents: What you know vs. Who you know

This session will explore the importance, legalities and realities of interning, volunteering, and professional networking while studying. Hear from Monash Masters students who are working to transform their interning and volunteer experiences into professional opportunities. What obstacles exist, especially for international students? What real opportunities are there? And what role can Monash play in helping students?

Venue: H116,Ground Floor Building H

Workplace Rights and Wrongs: MEAA Workshop

Australia’s union for creative and media professionals will lead a practical session for early career and new graduates. This session is run by the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

Guest speakers: Mardi O’Connor (Media Organiser, MEAA). Chaired by MFJ’s Dr. Ben Eltham
Venue: S901, Level 9 Building S

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Pattern Recognition 

Art vs analytics. Serendipity vs predictability. This session will examine the role of data engineering in arts and cultural institutions around the world. How can big data and artificial intelligence enhance our experiences atgalleries and museums? What role should an algorithm play in our encounters with art and culture? What might museums and galleries look like in the future, and how will our experiences inside them change?

Guest Speakers: Alex Garkavenko (VP Product, Dexibit), Seb Chan (Chief Experience Officer, ACMI)
Venue: H116,Ground Floor Building H

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Closing Night + Drinks
Culture by the Numbers: Data, Privacy, Ethics

Join a surveillance scholar, data journalist, cultural analytics start-up, and a professional services employee turned digital privacy advocate as they wade through the impacts of our era of big data. Whatcreative and commercial possibilities havebeen enabled by an abundance of data? What new ethical grey areas and consumer concerns are emerging? And amid a growing public backlash against big tech and digital tracking, what are some of the ethical and regulatory issues thatdatadrivenmedia and cultural industries will need to negotiate?

Panellists: Professor Mark Andrejevic (Monash University), Nick Evershed (Data and Interactives Editor, The Guardian),  Alex Garkavenko (VP Product, Dexibit) and Vanessa Toholka (a producer and presenter of Triple R’s Byte Into IT and board member of Digital Rights Watch)
Venue: H116, Ground Floor Building H

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