The best technologies are those that we forget exist, like the binding of a book. @teaelleu #CreativeState
There was a lot of advocacy at #creativestate today - for libraries & archives to be “neutral” “impartial” spaces. Well to quote Elie Wiesel: “We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”.
Aaaaaand that’s a wrap on our 1st creative entrepreneurship roadshow! Many thanks to all who came & asked great questions, to our kickass entrepreneurs for the lessons (& mistakes) they so generously shared, and to @Creative_Vic for giving us this #Creativestate platform. 🙌.
Got to geek out about my favourite local government cultural policy with THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT! GO CITY OF MORELAND YOU BLOODY RIPPA! #CreativeState #PolicyWonksAnonymous.
The startup landscape in Victoria does not currently represent the Victorians coming into the State Library, or public libraries around the state. We need to reduce barriers to entry. @AnnaNotKarenina @StartSpaceSLV #CreativeState.
Museums do not exist for themselves alone. They must exist to enrich lives. Museums hold the cultural soul of a nation. Rohini Kappadath #CreativeState.
Rehearsing for my keynote speech at #CreativeState about @MuseumHack. I’ve presented dozens of times to big audiences. But still practice the full thing to keep my game lock tight. Ideally I can rehearse on stage to empty room, like now while everyone is out at lunch.
For once I want one of these “we value impartiality!!!” talks to focus on how they uplift the voices of the silenced, the marginalized, the alternative - not defending their collections of works by people suppressing those voices. #creativestate.
Institutions going “look, we need to be impartial, that’s why we also hold hate speech materials” is tired & worn out when these institutions don’t talk about having material from those who are targets of hate speech. Highlight THOSE collections - if you have them. #creativestate.
You enter that building with as much right as anyone to be there. No questions are asked, but hopefully many are answered. @katetorney #CreativeState #publiclibraries.
@katetorney reminding us our @Library_Vic is one of the most visited library in the world! #CreativeState.
Libraries are places where everyone enters on an equal aim to be impartial, non-judgemental. #CreativeState @katetorney.
CEO and founder of Indigital @jade_mikaela talks about reconnecting with her Indigenous heritage and using technology to create ways to preserve knowledge through augmented realities for (remote) Indigenous communities by working with artist elders. #CreativeState Summit.
In it I argue that cultural orgs have a responsibility to structure themselves (and operate) with an activist base, and that bottom-up cultural infrastructure is popping up out of necessity in the vacuum of a national cultural policy, and requires more support. #CreativeState.
Heading in soon for my #CreativeState talk about creativity in a post-truth world, women in games and the birth of the alt-right, and how “post-truth” is facilitated when we’re distracted from our core values by prioritising economic measures of success over societal caregiving..
Cate Blanchett takes her body wherever she goes. Why is she able to play different roles? Why am I only allowed to play one role? - @Kiruna_Stamell on the way the arts only casts disabled artists once #creativestate.
Praise goes to the non disabled or ugly actor for playing a disabled or ugly character. The fakery suggests that a person who really looks that way is undeserving of the accolades - @Kiruna_Stamell #creativestate.
The majority of films we watch are body fascist fantasies - certain bodies are privileged, sustaining the status quo that does not reflect real life. #CreativeState.
[email protected]_Stamell delivering a horrifying story of her first time acting - as an ugly duckling in kindergarten. The pretty kids/swans were rewarded with cake after the play. Ugly ducklings went without. #creativestate.
Creative State Summit - Artist as Disruptor with Mama Alto, Candy Bowers, Moira Finucane and Genevieve Grieves. Photography by Chris Hopkins. #creativestate.
While #CreativeState is on Melbourne is represented at the UNESCO Creative City meeting where we are acknowledged as a leader across the networks. Literature is a vital reason why we are a Creative State.
Check out these highlights from Day One of the #CreativeState Summit! Big thanks to everyone that got involved - tune in tomorrow for updates from Day Two..
Museums provide intellectual, aesthetic and emotional experiences which gives a visitor insight into history, themselves and the world around them - @Aaron_Seeto #CreativeState.
Lots of provocative thoughts and convos at #creativestate today. Loved the discussions and people ❤️.
Context is Theatre. Nice opening keynote by @teaelleu here at #CreativeState.
The best technologies are those that we forget exist, like the binding of a book. @teaelleu #CreativeState.