About CreateWorld

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We’re thrilled to announce that CreateWorld is back for another year and will be held at Griffith University’s Brisbane South Bank campus on 8-9 December, 2016.

CreateWorld is our 2 day performance, presentation, and professional development event, specifically for academic and technical staff who use Apple technology in the digital arts disciplines.

Current developments in computing all address in different ways extended presence made possible by new technological platforms—cloud computing, virtual reality, the Internet of Things. For CreateWorld 2016 we will take a closer look at how the simple life of objects, and the ways in which humans interact with them, is being reimagined by current practitioners in the overlapping fields of technology, art, and design.

The conference features a wide range of academic and technical presenters from the tertiary education and industry sectors, and includes several keynotes, panel sessions, hypotheticals, hands-on technical workshops, and regular presentation sessions.


CreateWorld is aimed specifically at teachers, practitioners, academics, research teams, technical staff and students who use Apple technology across the digital arts.

Sesssions include presentations on teaching and learning, new media work, performance, techniques and approaches in practice-led research fields including photography, cyber-arts, music, e-learning, film, animation and design.

CreateWorld is different to most academic conferences. Probably the best way to find out how is to listen to “The Three Professors” discuss CreateWorld 2008!

Keynote Speakers

Natalie RuskNatalie Rusk is a Research Scientist in the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where she develops creative learning initiatives.

She is one of the creators of Scratch, a graphical coding language that enables young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, and games, and share them with others around the world in a creative online community.

Earlier in her career, she started the Computer Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where young people design projects with support from mentors—which now has sites in 20 countries, including four Clubhouses in Australia.

Recently, she has been inspired to meet the growing international community of educators and young people offering opportunities for others to learn coding for creative expression.

Adam JeffordAdam Jefford is the Head of Creative Industries at Pimpama State Secondary College and a past Queensland-Smithsonian (Cooper-Hewitt) Design Museum Fellow.

In 2016, Adam was awarded a Good Design Award (one of Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment programs) for Jump Start – a design thinking and social entrepreneurship program empowering school students to make a positive change in the world through design-led creativity and entrepreneurial endeavours.

Adam is passionate about opportunities to engage critically with contemporary learning experiences in Art & Design education in Queensland.

More Information

Find out more about CreateWorld using the links on the right-hand side of the page, and check back soon for updates regarding this year’s event.