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Creative Futures to explore frontier of technology

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Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd are helping the capital live up to its reputation as New Zealand’s most creative city by organising Creative Futures 2018—two days of ‘inspiration and exploration’.

The event will showcase cutting-edge technologies and their application in creative fields, business and future daily life through demonstrations, discussions and workshops.

It will be held on Friday and Saturday, 5-6 October, at the University’s Miramar Creative Centre, the Roxy Cinema, Weta Workshop Experience Creative Futuresand Park Road Post Production.

“New Zealand is renowned for being a world leader across a wide range of technological innovation, especially in areas related to creative production,” says Associate Professor Douglas Easterly, Head of the University’s School of Design.

“Wellington is not just the capital for government, it is the capital for creativity and Creative Futures is a celebration of this fact. Industry and academic leaders will speak to their own creative endeavours, aspirations and visions for the future, with the aim of sparking interest, inspiration and networking opportunities for all of our attendees and participants.”

Among the national and international luminaries speaking at the event are Sir Richard Taylor (Co-founder and Creative Director at Weta Workshop), Maru Nihoniho (Managing Director, Game Producer and Designer at Metia Interactive—creator of the award-winning educational tool SPARX), and Google Cloud Platform Product Manager, Todd Prives, who will speak about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

“This event provides an opportunity to take our audience on a journey of exploration to understand and experience how new technologies will affect our lives. As with everything we do, we believe practical, hands-on interaction is one of the best ways to learn and share,” says Kristy Grant, Director of Miramar Creative Limited.

A three-hour interactive workshop at the Miramar Creative Centre on Saturday 6 October will give intermediate and high school children the chance to learn how to create digital textures, objects, and the ultimate digital tree-house space.

For more information and to book tickets to the various activities, visit


  • Source: A Victoria University Release