BRAINWAVES Symposium: Art, Play, Design & the Mind


BRAIN WAVES SYMPOSIUM: Art, Play, Game Design and the Mind

BRAINWAVES explores the intersection of game design, artistic practice and health science with a particular focus on personal wellbeing. The symposium will draw on a wealth of interdisciplinary, creative collaborations to discuss game design, new media art and its potential to have significant impact on the lives of those living with neurological impairment and disability.

In a TEDX style format, leading experts will deliver 20 minute presentations on their research specialisation, discussing industry collaboration and reflecting on how their designs create impact.


  • Synapse initiative – creative partnerships between artists and scientists (ANAT)
  • Interactive projects for rehabilitation
  • Music and participation
  • HEARnow – raising awareness about hearing impairment
  • memory enhancement through games
  • Alzheimers Australia Carer’s app
  • The future of Big Data

Presented by the Creative Interventions Art and Rehabilitative Technology (CiART) Lab in the RMIT Centre for Game Design Research at the School of Media and Communication for the Design Research Institute ‘Design for Impact Festival’.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2015

Registration: 0830

Start: 0900





RMIT Design Hub, corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, Melbourne



Speaker Line Up

Professor Dr Swee Mak, Director of the Design Research Institute (Opening Introduction)

Vicki Sowry, Director Australian Network for Art and Technology (Keynote)

Professor Peter Wilson, Australian Catholic University

Dr Jonathan Duckworth, Director of Creative Interventions Art and Rehabilitative Technology (CiART)

Professor James Hullick, Composer, Sound Artist, Producer

Dr Trish Adams, Artist and Arts Researcher

Dr Jane Sewell, Communications and Education Manager of the HEARing CRC

Professor Karen Caeyenberghs 

Dr Tanya Petrovich, Business Development Manager, Learning and Development, Alzheimer’s Australia VIC

Professor Marc Cohen, RMIT School of Science, Engineering and Health



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