We are creating smart humans for the future.
Almost a decade ago a small group of people from industry and government, organised a series of conferences in Canberra which sought to bring various communities together to talk about the emerging issues related to humans and technologies (see ).
At the same time a group of luminaries from the Web world were creating and in the intervening period Web Science has gone on to contribute greatly to the global conversation around the evolving Social Machine (see 10th anniversary video below).
We have now createdit is time to formally launch Web Science in Australia with an event which seeks to bring incisive minds together with people passionate to address many of the key socio-technological questions facing modern society through having some brave, raw and hopefully honest conversations.
This is not an academic conference, and there will be no formal published presentations or papers. Our aim is to draw together people from academia, government, business, the media and the third sector to address some of the profound issues that are arising as human life becomes progressively entwined with the internet and the Web.
We want to encourage debate, critical thinking, creative design and social awareness.
We want to push the boundaries in terms of thinking about the World and the Web and our focus is on helping to develop “smart humans” for the digital age.
Lisa Baldwin, Fuji Xerox
Leanne Fry, AUSTRAC
Professor Susan Halford, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton
Terry Hanisch, Digital Transformation Agency
Chris Monk, Decoded
Anni Rowland-Campbell, Intersticia
Dr Ramine Tinati, New Frontiers Fellow at University of Southampton
Pia Waugh, AUSTRAC
Michele Berkhout, Corporate Solutions
Bel Campbell, Creative Director
Paul Strahl & Tech Alchemy, Technical Director