Adelaide Thinkers in Residence Public Lecture with Dr Genevieve Bell

Black Holes, Backhoes and Broadband
There's more to connecting South Australia than rolling out a cable!

The Hawke Centre logoThursday 2 July 2009

Hilton Adelaide Ballroom, Victoria Square

Jointly presented by Adelaide Thinkers in Residence and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Audio transcript available here (32MB mp3 format)

Video presentation may be viewed by following this link

Adelaide Thinker in Residence Dr Genevieve Bell is an internationally recognised anthropologist and Director of User Experience with Intel Corporation's Digital Home Group in the United States.

In a journey of surprising discoveries, Genevieve travelled extensively throughout South Australia to find out, as a state, what makes us tick when it comes to technology.

In this public lecture Genevieve will share her experiences and discuss strategic directions and opportunities for the future of technology in South Australia, in the context of a $43 billion rollout of high-speed broadband in Australia.

Chair: Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, UniSA

Genevieve Bell
Dr Genevieve Bell
Currently the Director of User Experience in Intel Corporation's Digital Home Group in the United States, Genevieve travels extensively observing people in their homes to find out how they use and what they want from technology.

She considers how people live and what matters to them, she brings the human component into discussions about technology, and passes on that knowledge for the development of new technologies.

Born in Sydney, Genevieve now resides in Oregon, United States. Her current work leads Intel's new product strategy and sets company technology directions, program definition and execution.

Genevieve has significant experience in rural South Australia, having conducted several periods of ethnographic fieldwork in the State, and has close ties to the Ngarrindjeri population.

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