Technology and Social Change public lecture

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 06:00 pm — Thursday, 13 July 2017, 07:00 pm


Location Newcastle Conservatorium
Contact jemma.bowman@newcastle.edu.au

Humans are more socially, economically, politically and technologically interdependent than at any time in history and yet inequality, instability and unsustainability remain. This talk looks at examples of citizens harnessing the power of new information communication technology to disrupt the status quo. From hyperlocal journalism and media activism to citizen science and micro-finance, ‘the people’ are disregarding the manuals and using technology to collectively respond to fundamental social issues.

About the speaker

Professor Paul Egglestone is the Head of UON’s new School of Creative Industries. He has an extensive background in digital media production, research and teaching. His passion is in facilitating collaboration across disciplines to connect students and researchers with industry, creators with enablers, and people with each other, to generate change for social good. His research has won several awards and his work had directly impacted projects in Europe, China, Australia and Africa.

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