2017 – [:Vis-Em-Ex:]

VISualization, EMerging media,
[: vis-em-ex :]

A Think-Tank and Exhibition for Collaboration,
Cross-Disciplinary Thinkers, and Visionaries

10th November 2017
Curtin University – @ Curtin’s HIVE
Perth, Australia




Welcome to the 2nd Western Australian Symposium on Visualization, Emerging Media, and User-Experience! The aim of the symposium is to lay ground for a yearly symposium and develop towards a leading forum for inter-disciplinary thinkers of industrial professionals, academics, and practitioners to discuss and present the latest emerging trends in media, visualization, human-computer interaction, and the use of new emerging technologies in industry-university cooperation in teaching and research.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide an inter-disciplinary event and gather a committed community to continue cooperating together beyond the event on other larger scale activities such as collaborative funding proposals, scientific events, industry-university collaborations, or simply other networking activities. The event consist of the following major sub-events:

  • Keynote Talks
  • Industry Panel: Careers in Screen Arts & Corporate Media
  • Exhibition: Visualisation and Interactive Media Exhibition

The main themes of the symposium address the following major tracks. The aims to attract visitors with backgrounds from industry, design, communication studies, computer science, or business.

  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality
  • Information, Data, Knowledge, and Cultural Visualization
  • User-Experience, and Human-Computer-Interaction
  • Media Studies, Screen Arts, and Socio-Technological Environments
  • Digital Media and New Technologies in Education
  • Revenue Models, Digital Innovations, Policies, and Business Processes

Preliminary Programme

10th November 2017

  • 12:00-16:00: Data Visualisation and Interactive Media Exhibition

More information about the programme and the exhibits can be found [here].

Exhibition: Data Visualisation and Interactive Media

Latest works around the wider theme ‘Visualisation and Interactive Media’ will be presented during this event. Most of these works have been created by Curtin University students as part of their studies of VisMedia courses. If you want to learn more about VisMedia, please follow [this link].

More information about the exhibition and the works from 2016 [here].

The list of exhibition entries can be found [here].

Industry Talks and Keynotes – Careers in Screen Arts

In 2016, we had the following exciting speakers for the industry forum. For 2017, there will be more other speakers:

  • James Lush – CEO/Founder of Lush Digital and ABC Radio presenter: major big players in WA content marketing and media production
  • Sam Fields – co-founder of Periscope Pictures: specialising in online documentary and transmedia projects
  • Melanie Santiago – founder of Contour Media: medium size organisation making corporate videos for NFP and the commercial sector
  • Derrik Yaw – multi-award winning Curtin Screen Arts graduate, based in KL
  • David Gribble – CEO Child Safety Foundation

More information about the speakers from 2016 [here] and about the program in 2016 [here]


The event is free of charge and on a self-catering basis. To keep it free of charge, we only will provide some minor snacks and coffees. If you like to attend the event, please register on Eventbrite. We had a rather high attendee number in 2016, and places are limited! You can find more information how to register [here].




  • A/Prof. Dr. Artur Lugmayr, Curtin University, AUSTRALIA
  • Dr. Andrew Woods, Curtin University, AUSTRALIA
  • Richard Seale, Curtin University, AUSTRALIA
  • Dr. Eunice Sari, AUSTRALIA
  • Adi Tedjasaputra, AUSTRALIA