Category: Uncategorized

Spectra 2018

2017 Synapse CSIRO Residencies

Duties will include assisting speakers with setting up their presentations, assisting at the registration desk, and providing assistance to delegates throughout the symposium.

Volunteers will be provided with a complementary registration to the symposium, so will have the opportunity to take part when not working.

Please contact the Spectra symposium coordinator, Ash Tower by Friday 31 August to confirm your interest and availability.

For more details on Spectra Volunteers

Spectra 2018 is looking for volunteers


Luminosity is an opportunity for South Australian artists to produce short, experimental moving-image works that engage with concepts SMART, GREEN, LIVEABLE & CREATIVE as part of the City of Adelaide’s strategic plan. Large-scale, silent projections will screen onto the eastern façade of the Centrepoint building on Rundle Street, Adelaide from 15 January – 23 February 2018.

Find out more here.

New Light

New Light is an opportunity for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists to produce short, experimental moving-image works as part of TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, celebrating Australia’s rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures. Large-scale, silent projections will screen in high resolution onto the eastern façade of the Target building on Rundle Street, Adelaide from October 2017 – until the first week of January 2018.

Find out more here.

Digital Fabrication Masterclass


Pay for the Digital Fabrication Masterclass via PayPal. Please put your name in as a reference, and email [email protected] to confirm payment sent.

3D Printing Forum: RiAus, Monday 20th February

Makerbot Replicator, image courtesy Makerbot Industries

DFEEST, Intel US, RiAus and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) are proud to present a forum and technical workshop about 3D printing. Speakers will examine the impact these rapidly developing and increasingly affordable technologies will  have on many areas, including creativity, education, industry and manufacturing.

Both sessions sold out, register here to be added to the waitlist.

Twitter hashtag: #3DprintADL


Morning Session (9am to 1pm)

9.30 – 11 am:  Presentations

9.30 – 9.45am:       RiAus, Dr Paul Willis, Director RiAus, and James Byrne, Programs Co-ordinator will introduce the day

9.45 – 10am:         ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology), Gavin Artz, ANAT CEO presents “Manufacturing and Creativity”: a strategic overview of 3D printing. 

10 – 10.15am:       Intel Labs, Genevieve Bell, PhD, Intel Fellow and Director, Interactions and Experience Research, Jay Melican, PhD, Design Team Captain, and Lucas Ainsworth,   Experience Designer, present “America’s Maker Movement and why Intel Cares”

10.15 – 10.45am:  Ponoko, David ten Have CEO presents The Future of Products”: how the design, manufacture and distribution of products are changing in a networked world.

10.45 – 11am:       Institute of Backyard Studies, Mark Thomson, Research Director presents “Lighting up the Locals: possible networks of makers”. 

11 – 11.30am: Morning Tea and 3D printer demonstrations

11.30 – 11.45am:   UniSA: School of Art, Architecture and Design, Peter Schumacher, Lecturer – Industrial Design presents “Design & Digital Manufacturing”: examples of digital manufacturing and how they change the interaction of consumers with producers.

11.45 – 11.55am:   Dr Sivam Krish, Digital Design Expert presents  “Consumer Creation”: how the phenomenon of DIY design is enabling consumers to become creators.

11.55 – 12.05pm:   NAMIG (Northern Advanced Manufacturing Industries Group) and UniSA, Bernie Fitzsimons, General Manager of NAMIG and David Chan, Engineering Faculty UniSA present Use of 3D Printers in schools”

12.05 – 12.15pm:   Bridge8, Kristin Alford, Founding Director presents “How industry is using advanced manufacturing, with a focus on the medical devices industry”

12.15 – 12.55pm: Panel Discussion

Chaired by Dr Genevieve Bell (Intel Labs).Panel members: David ten Have (Ponoko), Gavin Artz (ANAT), Jay Melican (Intel US), Peter Schumacher (UniSA)

Questions can be sent via Twitter using #3DprintADL

12.55 – 1pm: Carolyn Anderson, Director, Digital Economy and Technology, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology, will close the morning session.

Afternoon Technical Workshop and Demonstrations (2 to 5.30pm)

2pm – 3.30pm: Presentations

2.00 – 2.05pm:    ANAT, Gavin Artz, CEO, introduces the afternoon session

2.05 – 2.30pm:    Monkeystack, Shane Bevin, Company Director, and Ben Dansie, 3D Artist, present “Overview of 3D design programs suitable for the creation of files to be printed” 

2.30 – 2.45pm:    Ponoko, David ten Have, Ponoko CEO, presents “The top mistakes to watch out for when designing for 3D printing”

2.45 – 3.00pm:    Fingo, Andrew Whittaker, Partner, presents “Overview of various prototyping methods for product commercialisation” 

3.00 – 3.10pm     UniSA School of Computer and Information Science, Ross Smith, Deputy Director, Wearable Computer Laboratory presents “Digital Foam: research into deformable input devices to support new human-computer interactions technologies”

3.10 – 3.30pm:    Dr Sivam Krish presents “Design Technologies and web platforms for consumer 3D printing / bottle necks to be aware of”

3.30 – 3.35pm:    ANAT, Gavin Artz, CEO, will close the presentations session and open the informal networking and demonstrations session.

3.35pm to 5.30pm: Demonstrations and Networking


  • Generative design (Dr Sivam Krish)
  • 3D design software (Monkeystack)
  • 3D Printers (UniSA, Hackerspace, ANAT)
  • Digital foam (UniSA)
  • Rapid prototyping samples (Fingo)


ANAT Membership


Pay ANAT Membership by PayPal


Alongside this targeted focus on emerging technologies, we also deliver an ongoing program encouraging collaborations between artists, scientists and researchers through the Synapse Initiative, presented in partnership with the Australian Council for the Arts since 2004. (more…)

Labs Program

From 2009-11, our program is focused on fulldome and other large-format screens that provide artists with the opportunity to work in immersive environments. (more…)

Conductive Materials

Easy resources for procuring conductive fabrics and threads: – Less EMF has some conductive fabrics available for order on the Internet.

Lame Lifesaver – Conductive thread in small quantities. Suitable for sewing in the bobbin thread.

Silk Metallic Organza is another inexpensive conductive fabric. Unique Fabrics in Melbourne appears to carry the material.

As researched during ANAT’s 2005 Create_Space New Media Lab


Time_Place_Space3 was the third laboratory of a five-year initiative that aims to challenge, invigorate and strengthen hybrid arts practice in Australia.