The Trust Talks: Playing with the Past

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Queensland State Archives

435 Compton Road

Runcorn, QLD 4113

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THE TRUST TALKS: Playing with the Past

Using gaming technologies and virtual reality to create immersive heritage experiences and enable new connections with our shared history.


THE SPEAKERS

Phil Manning - Senior Curator – Queensland State Archives

Topic: Playing with the Past at the Queensland State Archives

The changing nature of Queensland’s built environment is documented by photographs and architectural drawings. Using these, Queensland State Archives is experimenting with technology to ‘rebuild’ knowledge and interest in our cultural heritage.

Phil’s presentation will focus on two current projects, relating to St Helena Island Prison and a range of public buildings from the 1880s, using virtual reality and gaming technology.

Phil Manning is Senior Curator at Queensland State Archives. With a career spanning Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide, Phil has worked with private and government collections for more than 20 years, curating exhibitions about football, photography, fashion, trees, ballet, First Nations, rumours, cars, Sir Joh, creeks and convicts.

Two recent personal highlights being 100% Brisbane at Museum of Brisbane and the conceptual development of Life in Irons, both exploring the potential of technology and interactivity to engage visitors in surprising ways.

Brett Leavy - Digital Storyteller, innovator, communicator, creator – Virtual Songlines

Topic: Virtual Maiwar - An immersive heritage time machine

Have you ever imagined walking around the riverside, following the track of the original custodians of Meeanchinn just one day before the first settlement of Brisbane Town in 1826? Brett will take you back in time and demonstrate how he merges computer technology with traditional knowledge to make 3D virtual landscapes that represents pre-colonisation landforms and embed traditional Aboriginal culture, language, artefacts, community, trade and much more into immersive learning experiences.

Brett Leavy, a Kooma man from country west of St George out to Cunnamulla, has spent his working (and waking life) passionately researching and developing ways to represent the oral histories, languages, culture, and heritage of First Nations people using digital technologies and virtual reality.

Through his digital mapping and virtual worlds, Brett aims to showcase the deep-seated connection of Indigenous peoples to their land, recreate the lifestyle of First Nations people within their respective Native Title boundaries, promote the care and protection for native flora and fauna as well as share knowledge pertaining to bush food and medicines for the overall purpose of providing a truly unique and immersivEe experience that respects first peoples of this great land.

Brett was a representative on behalf of Oceania for the World Indigenous Association at the United Nations Forum on Internet Communication Technologies at Tunisia and he currently holds Board position with the Australian Indigenous Communications Association.

By day, he is the Creative Director of Bilbie Labs a company that has delivered over 18 community styled virtual heritage, serious cultural game and virtual reality projects.


OPTIONAL FREE TOUR:

Queensland State Archives invites you to take an exclusive pre-talk, behind the scenes tour to see where nearly 200 years of the State’s history is cared for. Gain an insight into the 65km of records and how they are managed, kept and preserved. Tour places are strictly limited – you must book into this tour and arrive to place personal items in the cloakroom lockers by 4.30pm.


THE NIGHT

4:45 optional Free Tour

• 5pm drinks & canapes

• 6pm start

7.30pm finish

Ticket price includes drinks, canapes and gift bag


THE SPONSORS

This Trust Talk is generously sponsored and hosted by the Queensland State Archives.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS

Car: Queensland State Archives is located at 435 Compton Road, Runcorn. Free parking is available on site between 9am – 8pm on the day of the event.

Train: The nearest train station is Fruitgrove Station, on Beenleigh Road, between Nursery Road and Persse Road, Runcorn. The station car park entry is on the Nectarine Street side, near the junction of Mango and Plum Streets. Please check the train timetables before planning your journey.

The walk from Fruitgrove Station to the State Archives building takes approximately 45 minutes (3.5 kilometres).

Bus: Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 150 from Queen St Bus Station stops on the corner of Gowan and Compton Roads, approximately 900 metres from QSA.

OR Brisbane City Council Bus route no. 152 from Garden City stops at Eisenhower Street, directly opposite Queensland State Archives (check TransLink for the current timetable).


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Queensland State Archives

435 Compton Road

Runcorn, QLD 4113

Australia

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