UTS Library

Innovation and Creativity - Talk it Up! Forum

Wed, 2 May, 2012
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM  Add to calendar

Sydney is emerging as the hub for creative industries and innovation. We are familiar with the terms innovation and creativity but what do they really mean? And how does that translate to educating Australia's future generations as well as preparing them for positions as global leaders.

What role will libraries like UTS Library play in establishing an environment conducive to inspiring innovation and creativity?

A panel discussion investigating the current climate and exploring future possibilities will be lead by Hael Kobayashi, Mal Booth and Chris Gaul.

Hael Kobayashi is the Associate Director, Creative Industries Innovation Centre and the Executive Director, Creative Innovation at UTS. He has more than 30 years' experience in film, digital and new media, design and performing arts, and has held senior management roles with Lucasfilm's Industrial Light + Magic and DreamWorks Animation. He was a producer for Animal Logic for the Oscar winning film, Happy Feet. For the past seven years Hael has worked with government, education and industry leaders in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia to develop and implement creative economy strategies.

Mal Booth has been acting University Librarian since July 2011. He leads the management team at UTS Library and is responsible for planning the future Library as one of the major projects in the UTS Campus Master Plan. He was formerly Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and responsible for its library, archive and the Memorial's web strategy. From 2006 to 2008 he curated the Lawrence of Arabia & the Light Horse exhibition combining the physical exhibition and curator-led tours with a dynamic online presence via a blog and digitised war diaries from the Australian Light Horse. In late 2008 he made the first curatorial visit to a war zone by one of the Memorial's librarian/archivists to identify, record and collect records of war from Australian forces before they withdrew from Iraq.

Chris Gaul is a Sydney-based designer and artist who works with everyday objects to create moments of mindfulness in everyday life. Chris studied Visual Communication Design and International Studies at UTS, graduating with first class honors. As a visual designer, Chris has worked with government, commercial and cultural groups, including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, WWF International, the City of Sydney and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, The Brooklyn Museum in New York and work from his recent project 'The Art of Everyday Things' was exhibited as part of Sydney Design 2011. He currently teaches in the UTS School of Design and is the UTS Library - Artist in Residence.

So bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be a truly inspirational and innovative discussion.

This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.