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Designer Gone Wild: MC Michael Hing

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

You’ve met all of our Design stars who’ll be going wild on the night — Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, Mick Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon — but who’s going to be running the show?

To keep things under control on the night, we’ve enlisted the expert assistance of comedian, radio host, writer, aspiring global taste maker and expert sandwich maker Michael Hing.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas.

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Designer Gone Wild: Simone LeAmon

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

We’ve introduced the rest of our Designers (Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, and Mick Alvisse) in earlier blog posts, and now — last but not least — it’s Simone LeAmon‘s turn, one of Australia’s foremost design creatives.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Simone take on our other Designers.

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Designer Gone Wild: Mick Alvisse

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

So far we’ve introduced Lisa Gray and Tim Horton — this week it’s Mick Alvisse’s turn, one of the the world’s 100 leading designers (according to publishing legends Taschen).

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Mick take on our other Designers: Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, and Simone LeAmon.

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Designer Gone Wild: Tim Horton

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to see what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

Last week we introduced our first Designer, Lisa Gray — this week it’s Tim Horton’s turn, the nationally recognised architect, adviser and agitator for smart policy that enables good design.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Tim take on our other Designers: Lisa Gray, Michael Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon.


Image credit: Brett Boardman.

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Designer Gone Wild: Lisa Gray

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to see what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

First cab off the rank is Lisa Gray, the extremely talented Head of Content at visionary production company, the Feds.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Lisa take on our other Designers: Tim Horton, Michael Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon.

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Bob Greenberg: Design + Collaboration – the sum is greater than the parts

Last week Object: Australian Design Centre (associate member of the Australian Design Alliance) hosted a special early morning talk with digital visionary Bob Greenberg on his first visit to Australia. R/GA has recently opened a Sydney office http://www.rga.com/about/locations/sydney/

Greenberg spoke about how his company has transformed itself in nine year cycles over four decades to be what it is today an integrated marketing services company that creates everything from new products and digital services to social and mobile campaigns to broadcast commercials.  He says that they are proud to be blurring the lines between what was traditionally seen as advertising to now working with companies on software and product development and public relations to connect consumers with brands.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—Last Legs New Knees

On Tuesday 10 September, 2013, Fenella Kernebone hosted the third and final talk in Object’s Designer Bodies series, Last Legs New Knees. Joining Kernebone in the round were Dr Jenny Arnold, an opthamologist and age-related macular degeneration specialist, Bert Bongers, Associate Professor and Head of the Interactivation Studio at UTS, and Chris Vanstone, the director of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI.) The four talked for an hour on the human experience of ageing, exploring the role of design in embracing our bodies as they head towards the twilight years.

Listen to the full audio or download to listen to your leisure after the jump.

And if you missed the first two talks, you can also download or listen to The Heart Of It and Data Makes Me *#$?!.

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Listen: Designer Bodies—Data Makes Me *#$!?

On 13 August, Fenella Kernebone hosted the second Designer Bodies talk, entitled Data Makes Me *#$!? at Object Gallery. Featuring CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade designers Greg More and George Khut, alongside interactive artist Jason McDermott, the talk examined the question ‘How can hidden, complex data be used to transform our understanding of ourselves?’ Listen below to the full recording or download and listen at your leisure!

Listen to the full audio or download after the jump.

The final Designer Bodies talk, Last Legs New Knees, will take place at Object Gallery on 10 September, 2013.

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