Tēnā koutou ADA members,
For those interested in hosting or attending a future ADA Open Sandwich
meetup, see below our nationwide open call!
It's time for our network to be nourished with kai & kōrero. ADA is
calling for members to take part and host meetups with Open Sandwiches
of ideas, possibilities and support. ADA is offering sandwich grants of
$150 to make it happen!
We are calling for expressions of interest in hosting small scale (min 5
people upwards) regional ADA member gatherings based around shared food
with ideas that support ADA.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 21 JULY 2019.
ADA are seeking proposals that build the capacity to reimagine our
network. ADA encourage you to talk about and give the network feedback
* In what ways can we make ADA relevant and supportive to those
working in-between disciplines, in experimental digital art and creative
* What change is needed for ADA? How could ADA change the way we
communicate? Or are there things we need to do more of (revisit) that
are/were successful and quintessentially 'ADA'
* Do you have ideas for national projects and events?
* Other questions you have that can be discussed?
Please provide a one page expression with the what, where, hows of your
event and a table with a budget of costs by 21 JULY 2019 to the email
Any questions email: opensandwich(a)ada.net.nz
ADA are seeking one gathering in each of the following centres:
Auckland, Northland, Central North Island (eg Hamilton or Whanganui or
Taupo), Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin. If there are
multiple submissions from a particular location ADA will put organisers
in contact with one another to foster collaboration and avoid
duplication. Similarly, self organising is welcome.
Each gathering will be supported by ADA up to a maximum of $150. Funds
will be reimbursed immediately after the event is held after the
* Images of the event and an attendance list (noting new or existing
* Receipts for event costs
* A form of documentation that has ideas, proposals, constructive
feedback for the future etc.
* All events must meet common sense health and safety standards, be
inclusive and accessible.
The majority of those attending need to be existing ADA members (from
the ADA Mailing List or 'like' the ADA Facebook page) or creatives
working in a cross-disciplinary/ digital/ experimental practices.
You are warmly invited to the second Auckland Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) talk hosted by AUT.
Moana Nui a Kiwa: Our ocean still in need of warriors
July 5, 6pm, Room WG404, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT City Campus.
A panel discussion with Jane Chang Mi, Daniel Hikuroa and Billie Lythberg, chaired by Janine Randerson.
The 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior by the French intelligence service (DGSE), while docked in Auckland en route to protest the bombing of Mururoa Atoll, pitched New Zealanders into the global future surrounding the violent nuclear-era geopolitics of our waters. For ocean engineer and artist Jane Chang Mi, the Rainbow Warrior protest flotilla, and the Greenpeace evacuation of 300 Marshallese from Rongelap that same year mark a pivotal point in the international resistance to nuclear testing and the exploitation of the Pacific. Despite the Treaty of Rarotonga established the same year in 1985 and the establishment of a South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone (SPNFZ), the French continued testing in Mururoa and Fangataufa sites until 1996. The nuclear detonations are just one period in a long history of colonial and multi-national exploitation and occupation of our oceans; we now face eco-political threats of pollution, warming waters, and the undermining of the mauri of Moana ecologies. Jane will be joined by Billie Lythberg and Daniel Hikuroa in a transdisciplinary panel to discuss a sustained ethic of care for our oceans through humanities, science, artistic and activist approaches.
Each guest will speak about an individual aspect of their research followed by a 40 minute panel discussion together.
Jane Chang Mi is an ocean engineer, a scientific diver, an interdiscplinary artist and a new mother, who assesses the post-colonial ocean environment through a research-based lens. She examines the narratives associated with the underwater and coastal landscape considering the past, present, and future. Mi most often focuses on the occupation and militarization of the Pacific Ocean by the United States. Jane is in Aotearoa as a guest of Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery to work on a project The Future of Our Kids for an exhibition opening in December 2019 that aims to honour the work of women past by actively caring for our oceans for future generations
Dr Daniel (Dan) Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer in Te Wānanga o Waipapa, at the University of Auckland is an Earth Systems scientist who weaves mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and values) and science in ocean-related projects ranging from the colonisation of oceans, understanding how the world’s oceans and biota respond to naturally driven climate change to the holistic (environmental, social, cultural) impacts of events such as the Rena oil spill. He also is the Co-Deputy Director Public Engagement, Te Pūnaha Matatini; a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Pūnaha Matatini Principal Investigator and Sustainable Seas key researcher.
Senior research fellow Dr Billie Lythberg at the University of Auckland studies the histories and future sustainability of interactions in the Moana regions, with a particular focus on object-centric research. How do artworks and artefacts materialise knowledge systems and inform our attitudes to the Pacific? Billie is a Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researcher, and an Investigator on the UoA Royal Society of NZ Marsden Projects Te Ao Hou: transforming worlds in New Zealand 1900-1950; Ancient Futures: late 18th and early 19th century Tongan arts and their legacies; Tāngata Tiriti: learning the trick of standing upright here; and at AUT, Vā Moana: space and relationality in Pacific thought and identity.
LASER talk event link https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=377
Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/411857812744274/
External Engagement & Collaboration Coordinator
Faculty of Design & Creative Technologies
Auckland University of Technology
P 09 921 9566 M 027 2465332 E harry.silver(a)aut.ac.nz W aut.ac.nz
Attention all who are working with radio waves and computer networks »
The 2019 Radical Networks call for proposals is open and proposals are
due *July 1*!
To learn how to apply visit our site at https://radicalnetworks.org/
Radical Networks is a conference that celebrates a free and open
internet, with hands-on workshops, speakers, and a gallery exhibiting
artworks centered around radio and networking technology.
We invite artists, activists, lawyers, engineers, writers, policy
makers, educators, scientists, journalists, community organizers,
cyberfeminists, self-taught technologists, and others to submit a
proposal for a workshop, lunchtime meetup, talk, panel, performance or
film screening, tour / field trips or artwork to be exhibited.
The event will take place October 18-20, 2019 at Prime Produce in NYC
Please note: Radical Networks encourages proposals to be experimental
and risk-taking. In order to give a space to new ideas and unheard
voices and provide a conference with diverse content and backgrounds, we
do not necessarily focus on polished language or prose. We will
prioritize applications from people of color and Indigenous folx, womxn,
non-binary folx, gender expansive and GNC, LGBTQ folx, immigrants, the
undocumented, working-class, disabled folx, and first-time presenters!
Feel free to share this call widely. We look forward to your submissions!
Sarah (& Erica)
Just forwarding some info on our upcoming workshop on July 6 in Tāmaki
Makaurau. Drop me a line if you'd like to attend.
*Our next Digital Culture Institute workshop will focus on design and its
role in shaping the everyday.* From UX to UI, platforms to products, design
mediates our relationship to the world and steers us towards particular
practices. Yet all too often, design reinforces dominant ways of being and
doing, rather than challenging them.
For this meetup, we're lucky to be joined by *Dr Sarah Elsie Baker*. Sarah
is a Senior Lecturer and Research Coordinator at Media Design School, with
research interests focused on design and social inequality, especially in
relation to user experience, ethics, and critical design.
Sarah will discuss some recent developments in design such as transition
and speculative design. What are the kinds of values and methods necessary
for a more inclusive, more future-oriented design? In short: *what does it
mean for design to be truly critical?* She will cap off the talk with a
short participatory session on feminist design futures.
In the remainder of the meetup, I'll introduce a new research project
recently awarded to DCI by Netsafe. *"Angry by Design" will investigate
whether toxic communication is encouraged by the design of platforms.* Do
particular design patterns and features influence users into being more
angry? As the project is just getting underway, this session will
particularly welcome feedback on your experiences online.
Saturday, July 6, 2pm-4pm
Te Mārama Room, Auckland Central Library
44-46 Lorne St, Auckland, 1010
*Because of limited places in the venue, please email me directly if you'd
like to come.* Feel free to circulate to others who'd be interested.
Dear ADA-ists, please see message below in case you're in/around Wellington tomorrow:
Kia ora koutou,
(with apologies for the short notice)
tomorrow, Wednesday 12 June, we will host a workshop and presentation by our current visiting scholar Tracey Benson from ANU Canberra, and our distinguished guest Maata Whareoka from Parihaka.
We will be in LT1 on Te Aro campus, with the workshop starting at 3:30pm, then a break around 5:30pm, and the presentation starting at 6:30pm. Please feel free to come to either or both sessions, and also please forward this invite to whoever may be interested.
Further details below, and hope to see you there!
Artists: Maata Wharehoka and Tracey Benson
Title: The Silence: Puanga
Presentation (12 June 6:30pm - LT1 Te Aro campus)
The Silence: Puanga is a collaboration between Maata Wharehoka and Australian based artist Tracey Benson, which was initiated in 2015 after they met at the SCANZ2015 residency. The first stage of this collaborative project is part of the 2019 Puanga Kai Rau Festival at Parihaka Pa. The work for the festival explores creation stories from their respective cultures, using a range of mediums including lighting, weaving and bookmaking. Drawing from the Ketes of Knowledge, Norse mythology and runic symbols, the artists seek to find connections between cosmology, story and the stars through ancestral realms.
Workshop (12 June 3:30pm - LT1 Te Aro campus)
This workshop will explore a number of techniques used to create the work by Maata and Tracey for the Puanga Kai Rau Festival. Maata will demonstrate techniques used to create objects with harakeke (flax) including rope making, providing cultural context to the processes of harvesting and utilising the material. Maata and Tracey will also demonstrate their respective processes for book binding. The workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore these processes hands on while gaining an understanding of the conceptual context of these art/craft forms to the artists work.
About the artists
Parihaka's Maata Wharehoka is an expert in marae arts, raranga and karanga, and is heavily involved in her community and passing on knowledge to future generations. In 2015 Maata was awarded the Ngā Tohu ā Tā Kingi Ihaka - Lifetimes of service to Māori arts for her ongoing commitment to culture.
Tracey Benson is an Australian media artist, writer and researcher. Her work explores notions of identity and place through locative technologies, photography, online writing and video. Her work has featured in many international and national emerging media festivals since 1996. Tracey has a MA from QUT, Creative Industries and a PhD from ANU. Tracey is currently a visiting researcher with the More Than Human Lab in the School of Design at VUW.
Noho ora mai,
Programme Director // Pouakorangi
Media Design // Hoahoa Pāpāho
School of Design // Te Kura Hoahoa
Victoria University of Wellington // Te Herenga Waka
New Zealand // Aotearoa