Dr Maggie Buxton

Director & Founder| Lead Experience Designer | Educator

Dr Maggie Buxton is a transdisciplinary practitioner, educator, writer and consultant with an extensive track record in place-based interarts practice and particular expertise (including a PhD) focused on emerging technologies and the spirit of place.

Her work exists at the intersection of experience design and experimental art, community development, ecological activism, earth-based spiritual practice, applied human geography, experiential education, developmental psychology, poetry, process facilitation and systemic consulting.

Recurring themes of her poems, installations, consulting assignments and community projects include portals, parallel universes, alternative realities, systemic innovation, heterotopia, liminality, magic and the spirit and spirits of place.

Maggie strongly supports interarts, digital arts and creative technology in NZ. She has taught creative technology at Bachelor’s and Masters’s levels at AUT University and regularly speaks on this topic at events and conferences. She also co-founded and currently leads the Creative Technology Northland network.

For detailed information see www.maggiebuxton.com and her personal blog www.makethinkbe.com

Kim Newall

Creative Technologist | Consultant | Educator | Performance Artist

Kim Newall (MCT) is a creative technologist, performance artist and educator working within multimedia, mobile, interactive and immersive art forms. His passion is applying emerging and creative technologies (such as Augmented Reality, Arduino, IoT) within community-based settings and with grassroots audiences. Kim is one of NZ’s top VJs with regular appearances at Rhythm and Vines, Splore and Northern Base festivals.

Kim has a Master of Creative Technologies and has taught in the Bachelor of Creative Technologies programme at AUT, and currently teaches digital arts at NorthTec.

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