My personal motto is 'clarity in chaos'.
I wholeheartedly believe in the emergent potential of networks and that innovation is nothing more than simply connecting things. New opportunities will always emerge at the intersections of previously disconnected work.
Chaos - to me - is what opportunity looks and feels like, it forces you to make decisions, and stops you from trying to choose 'everything'.
Formal 'third person' bio...
Ben is the Manager – Audience Research, Strategy &
Advocacy for the Queensland Museum Network. He has worked at the forefront of
the Creative & Entertainment Industries in Brisbane for a number of years,
having held positions as Project Manager for the development and introduction
of the triple-faculty Entertainment Industries degree at the Queensland
University of Technology and - more recently - Strategic Advisor to Josephmark,
working on the redesign of the international social-music juggernaut, MySpace.
He is currently a non-executive director of the Brisbane Writers
Festival and was selected as one of the Foundation for
Young Australians 'Young Social Pioneers' in 2011 for his work with ‘Smart Artz’ (now ‘Artology’), a
social enterprise founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Graeme Wood.
Outside of work, Ben is a bit of a geek, having a hobby
interest in neuroscience and bioinformatics. He recently developed an
interactive new media work called “The Zone” that measured visitors brain
activity and assisted them to either focus or relax… or ‘get in the zone’. “The
Zone” was installed at ‘The Edge’ (Digital Culture Centre of the State Library
of Queensland) for 3 months during 2012. He is a passionate advocate for
interdisciplinary skill development and the intersections between culture, the
arts, science and business.
Ben is an engaging and energetic speaker and
can present talks on a variety of topics including:
- Creativity, Culture & Copying
- The structure and cultural system of Entertainment
- Leadership and Social Enterprise
- Technology Futures
- Museum experience design
Ben is also an experienced workshop
facilitator and specialist in using Design Thinking processes to engage
audiences of all ages.
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