Science Gallery Melbourne

Preserving Indigenous Language

“The original inhabitants of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, belonged to over 700 different nations. These groups spoke hundreds of different languages, making Australia one of the most linguistically diverse places on Earth. Fewer than 150 of these languages remain in regular use and all but a few are now considered endangered.”

As part of the Science Gallery’s first inaugural exhibition Blood, the gallery commissioned Gurrk - an artwork by the Research Unit for Indigenous Language and The University of Melbourne Digital Humanities team. As part of this artwork, I designed and built the front-end for an interactive map with translations and sound for the word ‘blood’. Although I came into the project quite late, I felt really honoured to be part of bringing this important research to life.

I feel so lucky to have been afforded the opportunities to be inspired by the artists, designers and developers that make crazy and beautiful things with code. I'm passionate about building these communities locally.

Communities

  • Media Lab Melbourne: Committee member
  • Creative Technology meetup: Organiser
  • Codelikeagirl: Ambassador

Talks + Workshops

  • 2018 | City of Melbourne + MLM: DIY Monsters(Coming soon)
  • 2018 | Melbourne Design Week + MLM: Generative Patterns(Coming soon)
  • 2017 | Digital Designers Toolbox: Cultural accessibility
  • 2017 | OpenLAB: Cultural accessibility and generative art
  • 2017 | Creative Tech Melb meetup: Building a Dance Machine
  • 2017 | General Assembly: Creative Technology Panel
  • 2016 | Melbourne International Film Festival: Code in the Cinema
  • 2016 | Codelikeagirl: Code + Art
  • 2016 | Redbubble Creative Talks: How to reach your audience
  • 2015 | Melbourne Design Week: Design Hub Showcase
  • 2015 | Pixel Awards: Finalist(The Amazing Race and John West)
  • 2015 | AIMIA: Highly Commended - Best Smartphone or Tablet Application(Schweppes)
  • 2014 | Melbourne Design Awards: Gold - Branded Experience(Deakin Uni)