Engage 2006
26th - 28th November 2006, University of Technology, Sydney
Sunday 26 November 3-5pm at UTS Building 2 - Level 4 - Theatre 13 (map)
Tim Boykett - Founding Member of Time's Up, Austria
Professor Ernest Edmonds, Director of Creativity and Cognition Studios, Sydney
Professor Beryl Graham, Co-editor of CRUMB, resource for new media curating, UK


The full symposium includes more than 30 presentations by leading researchers in the field of interaction, art and audience experience, plus featured talks by:

Andrew Brown - Manager, Digital Media Program at ACID, Australia
Bill Gaver - Professor of Design, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Mike Stubbs - Head of Exhibitions at the Australian Cenre for the Moving Image, Australia


Please see the Provisional Programme for further details.


SquatSpace offer Tour of Beauty and Barbeque
In response to Engage and OzChi SquatSpace are running their popular Redfern Waterloo Tour of Beauty.


The tour will take place on Saturday 25th November 2006, from 2-6pm. This fabulous tour, on bus and bike, will give delegates to Engage a chance to see the complexities of the "real Sydney".

For details of who SquatSpace are, what's on the tour and how to take part go to http://squatspace.com/blog.

Places on the bus are extremely limited, and you should book fast by emailing info@squatspace.com

HOWEVER! As usual, cyclists are warmly welcomed, and need not book!


BYO! But if you don't have one, SquatSpace have secured the use of a limited number of bikes for those of you who'd prefer to pedal. If you'd like to borrow one, get in touch by emailing info@squatspace.com


- If you are a conference delegate coming on the bus, meet outside Building 10, Jones Street, UTS, at 1:30pm. See a map here
- The bus will pick you up and trundle over to Redfern, where we will rendezvous with the rest of our tourists, at 2pm sharp, at the "TNT Twin Towers" on Lawson Street.


We don't like to charge for the tour we would request a donation of or depending on your means (to help cover the cost of the bus, fuel and driver). If you can't afford it, come along anyway for free, as our guest!


There are plans afoot to have a barbecue and film screening at the Settlement, one of Australia's oldest community centres in Darlington. We'll update you on this one soon...


We suggest getting along to the amazing Gathering Ground project at the Block, this Thurs, Fri or Sat night. Some SquatSpace folks have been involved in helping out behind the scenes. All the details are at http://gatheringground.org/