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QLD Knowledge Conversation: Showcasing: Ground Truth- Winner of the People...

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QUT Gardens Point- The Atrium

60A Gardens Point Road The Atrium Level 6 Science & Engineering (P block)

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Join our free Knowledge Conversation for what promises to be an interesting and interactive night. Grania Kelly and her team from QUT and StarSapphire Productions has created a very interesting project which was recently awarded the APSEA-Q Award for People and Community. It combines Art and Science and has created a very different way of using spatial information.

We will meet at the Atrium at QUT Garden Point Campus (P Block) from 5pm for networking with Grania speaking from 5:30 to 6:30. You are then encouraged to continue the conversation more informally after the event over a drink or two.

Step back and forth through time and sound for an interactive geospatial immersive journey of three Queensland landscapes transformed by fire, flood and urban expansion.

“Technology is driving vast changes to the way stories are being told and consumed.”

“As story-tellers we have to keep up with the way audiences are engaging with stories.”

Grania Kelly is a producer, writer and director of factual media, engaging with new technologies to hone her skillset for storytelling across all media.

In 2011, Grania wrote, directed and co-produced a half-hour documentary Bringing Uncle Home, which aired on ABC1 and had its world premiere at the Reykjavik Film Festival in 2012.

With a background in print media and a Bachelor of Visual Arts (in film and video from the University of Sydney), Grania is driven by a passion for real-life storytelling.

Since 2003, Grania has scripted and produced a range of screen-based works including The Sanctuary Room a new media installation for Noosa Regional Gallery, a short documentary The Promised Land which won the Spirit of Woodford People’s Choice Award (2010), a cross-platform work with Indigenous Elders from Coopers Creek which won the National Trust of Queensland Governor’s Award (Gold Level) in 2011, and Homeless(ness), seven online micro documentaries for Brisbane Youth Services.

Grania Kelly StarSapphire Productions

What was the problem?

Life in Queensland can depend on knowing the terrain. In an area as vast as Queensland understanding its diversity is vital. To meet these challenges Queensland scientists are developing spatial data technologies that lead the world. In everyday life, we use spatial science technology to connect urban and regional spaces in real time to accurately understand the intricate means by which we live on the land. Critically we use it to protect ourselves and to respond to the impact of potentially catastrophic floods and fires. This knowledge is valuable in shaping cultural and historical self-knowledge and offers a call-to-action tool for communities to shape their living environments into the future.

What where the key outcomes?

Combined the exhibitions attracted 1,660 participations and 2,000 visits to groundtruthnetwork.com from March 23 to April 16. 95% of respondents rated overall experience as “excellent”; 77% said they learnt science; 100% said they would recommend the exhibition.

How did you address it?

People respond to art on a sensory and cognitive level. Adding motion-sensitive technology and a soundscape is a meaningful way to communicate a full-bodied experience of change. This first Ground Truth project is a benchmark showing the potential to communicate change over time through art and science, paving the way for further projects, utilising more sophisticated satellite imagery and spatial data. Ground Truth is inspired by the science of remote-sensing: using data from satellites, airborne sensors and groundbased platforms to map and monitor vast landscapes and how they change over time. This immersive installation was the result of a unique collaboration between new media artist Grania Kelly of StarSapphire Productions, Queensland government spatial scientists and spatial technologist at QUT Institute of Future Environments

For more information about this project or to contact Ground Truth please visit their website: groundtruthnetwork.com.

We hope you can join us for this free event.

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60A Gardens Point Road The Atrium Level 6 Science & Engineering (P block)

Brisbane, QLD 4000

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