365 Places: Connecting Nodes

17 08 2014


Thoughts about connected worlds.

Originally posted on Geokult Travel:

Day 80: Finding more connections.

A friend recently sent me a blog post which had relevance to some of my earlier posts about making connections between worlds: especially my post about the Yorta Yorta people and their work with scientists in Barmah National Park.

Making connections

Making connections

This particular post titled tcg’s 10 ways Social Media and Sustainability Align in the Corporate World by Alasdair Munn focuses on how social media and environmental sustainability have some synergies that align in the corporate world. Very interesting connection I must say and one that resonated for me. The blog post was inspired by another post about these two topics by Max Gladwell titled, Ten Ways that Social Media and Sustainability Align.

Munn says:

Most definitions for social media focus on its technologies; however this is a very static and limited view. At tcg we acknowledge that social media is a growing phenomenon enabled through…

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Summary of KM Australia 2014 (Crossing Borders)

27 07 2014


A summary of the recent KM Australia Congress

Originally posted on Tracey M Benson:

A PDF version of this summary is also available.

I was invited to speak on a panel at the Knowledge Management (KM) Australia Congress in Sydney 22-23 July. The panel was focused on KM across organisational functions and chaired by Brigid Costello from Comcare. The other panel members included Alice Balnaves-Knyvett (Alrosa Services) and Luke Grange from Yammer (Microsoft). We were invited because of our experience across a range of sector areas and how this experience has contributed to how we share knowledge and build capacity in our workplaces. We were also invited as we are not ‘knowledge managers’ explicitly by trade. Brigid was particularly interested in my work as a media artist and researcher and how this “crossed borders” and informed my work in the public sector.

The conference covered a broad range of topics through the frame of “crossing borders”. There was a diverse representation from private…

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Words for Water Talk at Waterwheel Symposium

1 06 2014


A update on the Words for Water project.

Originally posted on Geokult:

In March this year, I presented a talk about the ongoing project Words for Water as part of the Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium. Just this weekend some documentation of the presentations has been published on Flickr – #23 session – 3WDS14 – BEYOND LANDMARKS.

Here is one of the screen shots – not very flattering though :-)

You can check out other posts about this project under the tag Words for Water,

Please contact me if you would like to contribute to the Words for Water project.

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Digital travel photography

22 04 2014


Post from geokult-travel about travel photography

Originally posted on Geokult Travel:

Discovering your personal vision

2014© Garry Benson

Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson

Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson

I first picked up a camera at the age of seven, and that’s over fifty years ago. To say the least, technology has changed. Books in my personal library that deal with equipment from ten or more years ago have very little bearing on today’s automated digital cameras, lenses and flashes.

Yes, the fundamentals of setting exposures via shutter, lens aperture and ISO speeds are still relevant, but technology has provided us with instant feedback and hopefully a new way of thinking about making our images better. Moreover, sophisticated software programs like Photoshop have allowed photographers to finish their images as they had envisioned it in their mind’s eye.

However, there is one constant that doesn’t change but rather evolves and that is personal vision. I loosely describe personal vision as the manner in which each of…

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Want to see some art works?

14 04 2014

Originally posted on Tracey M Benson:

A majority of my work in recent years has focused on social media, writing and education. However, I was trained as a visual artist and I continue to create works as an artist. I use a broad range of media including digital photography, online media, video and augmented reality to create installations and real space experiences.

Here are some examples of some of my creative work from the last 20 years.

My Gallery page will be kept up-to-date with documentation of art projects.

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New site focusing on travel

12 04 2014

Last month we launched www.geokult-travel.com so we could concentrate on our travel writing and experiences. Our focus is on travel for families, art and culture lovers, romantics and adventurous ‘boomers’. We have also launched a new twitter profile to follow other travelers and travel specialists so we can share with you some of our finds  – we are on twitter @geokult_travel.

Please drop by our site and follow us if you want to keep up with our travel news. At the moment we are focusing on things to do around Canberra, but have lots of stories lined up about some of our other travel adventures :-)

Why I Hate Post-Internet Art

1 04 2014


Very interesting post about ‘post’ internet art by Brian Droitcour

Originally posted on :

I really don’t like “post-internet art.” I don’t like the term and I don’t like the art that’s presented under its banner. Lots of people tell me that they don’t like it, either.

Whether people like it, or hate it, or feel indifferent, it seems like they all know what “post-internet” means but they can’t articulate it. The vagueness of post-internet, paired with the assumption that everyone knows what it means, is one of the most aggravating things about it. “I know it when I see it”—like porn, right? And it’s not a bad analogy, because post-internet art does to art what porn does to sex.

But let’s try to define it anyway.

I first came across “post-internet” when it was the title of the blog that Gene McHugh kept in 2009 and 2010. The use of “post-internet” as a label wasn’t common then—no one besides Marisa Olson really used…

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