4 April 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Critical Engagement and Communities: Connecting People with Technology

As advancements in technology become more complex, our awareness of the effects of such developments on a broader social reality becomes crucial. Not only within the context of the research lab, but beyond.

In this talk, Jacina Leong explored her experience working in informal, interdisciplinary communities of practice, and the role of artistic and curatorial practices in bringing this awareness into a territory of critical experience and engagement. She focused on her work at The Cube, an informal digital learning environment at the Queensland University of Technology, and the Guerrilla Knowledge Unit, a plug-in to the Ars Electronica Futurelab Academy.

This forum took place on Wednesday 4 April.

A livestream of Jacina's talk will be available here


Jacina is an interdisciplinary learning curator and artist researcher. In the past decade, she has worked in hybrid cultural and learning environments to vision, develop, and deliver a diverse range of art, science, tech engagement programs, via a highly collaborative, networked and site-responsive process.