7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement. 18-20 April 2012


The School of Design at Victoria University would like invite members of the media to interview keynotes speakers and professional participants during DesForM April 18th – 20th in Wellington. A sound-proof room has been booked on site at the School of Design on Friday 20th April, and media interviews can be arranged before and during the event by contacting Helen.Baxter@vuw.ac.nz

A copy of the full conference programme can be found at: http://desform2012.schoolofdesign.ac.nz/programme

Logos for professional participants and sponsors can be found at: http://desform2012.schoolofdesign.ac.nz/desform-sponsors

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DesForM 2012 Highlights – Media Opportunities

Wednesday 18th April

12.00 pm – 12.30pm Opening address from Prof. Simon Fraser, Head, School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington and Prof. Steven Kyffin, Dean, School of Design, Northumbria University, UK. (School of Design)

5.30 pm – 6.30 pm  Premiere of Philip Beesley’s work ‘ Hylozoic series:Vesica ‘ at City Gallery Wellington.

6.30 pm  - 6.40 pm  Opening speech from Celia Wade Brown, Wellington Mayor.

6.40 pm – 7.40 pm Keynote Address from Philip Beesley.

7.40 pm – 8.00 pm Design Led Futures/Wellington 2040: Ross Stevens

Thursday 19th April

5.20pm – 6.00 pm School of Design reception keynote address.

6.00 – 7.00 pm Keynote speech from Neil Leech.

Friday 20th April – Professional presentations and exhibitions

Local and international digital innovators such as Weta Digital, Ponoko and SWAMP (USA) will be giving an inspiring series of twenty minute presentation, along with live demonstrations of technologies such as 3D printing, marker-less motion capture and augmented reality including the designers behind SketchChair. More details will be announced soon.

Media Slots & Themes

10.00 am Interaction Design (Unlimited Realities, Clicksuite)

11.00 am Transmedia, Technology and Entertainment (Weta Digital, Pik Pok)

12.30 pm Immersive Environments (Spatial Information Architecture Lab (SIAL) RMIT Melbourne, HIT Lab NZ, Canterbury University, The Gibson Group).

2.30 pm Culture Jamming (RESN, SWAMP -USA).

3.30pm Fabricating Futures (Diatom, 77 Pieces, Ponoko).

5.30 pm Closing Panelists and conference chairs.

6.30 pm  - 9.00 pm Conference dinner at The Waka House Te Raukura Te Wharewaka o Poneke

Ongoing Exhibitions

DesForM will be followwed by a three week exhibition at the School of Design that is free to the general public.

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