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Forgotten chapter of ANZAC history brought to life through new technologies

  Many Australians are unaware of the contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made serving their country. Thankfully this once forgotten chapter of the ANZAC story is being uncovered, shared and told by family members. New media and technologies such as VR, film, books, apps and websites provide exciting opportunities to bring these stories to life, and an …


Do you know a Tech Savvy Elder?

“For me, if you have an education, you have a voice.” Last year Gamilaroi Elder Aunty Beryl took part in Telstra’s Tech Savvy Elders program – where school students teach Indigenous Elders about technology. “Education takes you where you want to be,” Aunty Beryl tells the students. She moved to Sydney at 16 to become a teacher, and then took …


IDX Flint – Igniting a passion for technology across Australia

From 3D printing to programming humanoid robots, young Indigenous people in six communities across Australia will take part in the 2017 IDX Flint program. Following a national application process, six successful community organisations will receive up to $25,000 worth of technology and support to create digital training workshops for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area. …


STEM to Indigenous success

  Last week the World Science Festival kicked off on Turrbul Country in Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. The weeklong event showcased a stellar line-up of local and international scientists leading discussions, workshops and performances about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Among robots and augmented reality displays, the jam-packed schedule included a sold out talk by Indigenous scientist Karlie Noon, and a panel discussion about …


Barangaroo Ngangamay – a multimedia experience

  Barangaroo Reserve has become a hotspot for Sydneysiders and tourists to take in the stunning harbour-side views from the parklands on the city’s western foreshore. But what do visitors know of Barangaroo, the strong and influential Cammeraygal woman, and the cultural significance of the headland? Barangaroo Ngangamay (Barangaroo Dreaming), a multimedia artwork created by renowned Aboriginal multi-media artists Amanda …


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Indigenous women of influence and excellence in the digital age

  Indigenous Digital Excellence is our mob doing extraordinary things every day, and on International Women’s Day we celebrate the many women who are leading change and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous digital makers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Here are six Indigenous women paving the way for women in the digital age.   Mikaela Jade – Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO …


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A shared language – using digital tech in Central Australia

“Kulila!” (listen up!) “We are a group of people in Central Australia who want to bring emotions, feelings, and issues out in the open and get people talking about mental health” Since 2012 a team of Indigenous women and mental health professionals in Central Australia have come together to uncover words for talking about mental health in the traditional languages …


Mana ngurang – a celebration of new and old

  Gadigal land extends from Burrawar (South Head) across to Warrane (Sydney Cove) Gomora (Darling Harbour) conceivably to Blackwattle Creek, down to the Cook’s River and taking in the dunes and wetlands now known as Redfern. The Gadigal people carved images into the sandstone of this land for thousands of years. It is presumed that an outline was first sketched …


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Welcome to Country app lets users explore Indigenous Australia from an iPhone

  Waiba! Ngarluma Traditional Owner Kerry Churnside extends a welcome in language to the visitors of Ngaluma Country in the Pilbara region on Western Australia’s rugged North West Coast. A Welcome to Country is a practice that has taken place for thousands of years in Indigenous Australia and this particular welcome is one of many available to view on the …