Launching Cybernetics at ANU

This page contains on-the-day updates on the School launch events.

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Written by: ANU School of Cybernetics
30 Nov 2022

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The Australian National University Chancellor Hon. Julie Bishop and our Director Genevieve Bell led on 29 November the launch of the ANU School of Cybernetics and the opening of the refurbished Birch Building. Ngunawal elder, Uncle Wally Bell, joined them for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
The Australian National University Chancellor Hon. Julie Bishop and our Director Genevieve Bell led on 29 November the launch of the ANU School of Cybernetics and the opening of the refurbished Birch Building. Ngunawal elder, Uncle Wally Bell, joined them for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Day 1 | 29 November#

Crowd
Over 200 people from within and beyond ANU and Australia joined our launch program on 29 November.
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GB and JB
Leading the celebrations were the Australian National University Chancellor Hon. Julie Bishop and our Director Genevieve Bell.
Group photo

Day 2 | 30 November#

Dsncing with Drones
Day 2 of our launch celebrations is comprised of an event series. We started the day with two discussions on data and social outcomes with the Paul Ramsay Foundation and dancing with drones with the Australasian Dance Collective.
Data and social outcomes
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Data and social outcomes 2
Our Research Fellow Chris Mesiku presenting during the discussion 'How can data influence social outcomes?'.
tech to scale 1
More events underway! In this event, participants joined a workshop to explore the link between the history and future of building complex technological systems. #AustralianCybernetics.
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Multisensory 1
In a session, artists featured in the exhibition guided visitors through their installations to engage in the experiences, explain the creative process and respond to questions.
Multisensory 2
Multisensory 3
Cybernetic Practitioner Network
Our Director Genevieve Bell welcomed guests to the launch of a new professional network co-convened by the School, the Cybernetic Practitioner Network.
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AI Stories
Participants in an engaging workshop that aims to unpack stories about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ask questions that help develop a more nuanced and diverse perspective for understanding AI systems.
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AI Stories
Exhibition curator, Associate Professor Andrew Meares, during a guided tour through the exhibition.
Podcast
A full house for our live podcast recording ⁦for ABC Radio National's 'Science Friction'.⁦Joining program host Natasha Mitchell are our Director Genevieve Bell and a panel composed of our Associate Director for Education Dr Ben Swift, Research Fellow Hannah Feldman and alumnus Matthew Heffernan. ⁩
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You are on Aboriginal land.

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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