Join the conversation at VividSydney’s Beyond the Physical: Reimagining Digital Experiences in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums. Chris Winter will facilitate the panel discussion including digitisation, robots, immersive telepresence and 3D game experiences. He will assist panel members from 3P Learning, the Atlas of Living Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum, CSIRO Data61, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the State Library of NSW.
Chris’ principal interests include the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector, the work of New York’s Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA), and the potential of ICT and fast networks for the development of progressive outcomes in both sectors. Since leaving the ABC he has worked on a study of the GLAM sector in Australia commissioned by the CSIRO which examined the opportunities and challenges for the sector presented by new broadband and digital services. Its report was published in September 2014.
He is a member of ASCA's management committee, a jury member of the ICF, a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Museums Australia, The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Society of Archivists, the Australian Digital Alliance, and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS).
Based in Sydney, Chris worked for the ABC until August 2012, most recently for 12 years in the ABC's New Media Innovation Division. He comes from a long background in radio, following up with web and mobile projects, digital and interactive TV and technology marketing. He managed the ABC's first digital only channel ABC2 for its first two and half years, was in 2004 the joint recipient of an Australian Recording Industry Association award for Best Music DVD for his production work on Midnight Oil's Best of Both Worlds and was presented with the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association's 2007 Outstanding Achievement award.
He has been an XMediaLab mentor since they began in 2003, was twice on the board of the NSW screen development body Metro Screen, most recently from 2009 to 2015, a member of the Australian Government's IT Industry Innovation Council from May 2009 until its dissolution in 2013, on the Queensland Government's ICT Ministerial Advisory Group from 2010 until the change of government, and was on the advisory committee of Enterprise Connect's Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC) from 2010.