Connecting people & places: Platforms & publics

Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation
Colin Griffith Director 8th November 2012

Overview • What work is ACBI doing? • What is next generation broadband? • Why disruption to platforms matters

Next Generational Networks
• scalable symmetric capacity • reliability and quality • national coverage • multiple services over common platform

• connecting homes and offices
• connecting other things

more than just about infrastructure

ecosystem Here comes future again

some projects

social television – discovery, engagement & access

virtual rooms – connecting spaces & people

augmented reality and blended spaces

distance and distributed performance

Creative archives – access and contribution

avatars, holograms & virtual worlds

Why is broadband and the digital economy important?

Digital economy and Australian culture

• Disruption to established industries and jobs
• Disruption to cultural sector • Transforming how we produce, distribute & consume culture • Lessons from the music and media industries

Visibility of Australian culture • Australia on the web
• Visibility of Australian culture material • visibility of practitioners • Global context - challenges and opportunities

learning by playing together

Colin Griffith Director Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation Web: Email: