Dr Maggie Buxton

Director | Producer | Consultant | Transdisciplinary Practitioner

Dr Maggie Buxton is a creative practitioner, educator and producer with an extensive track record in place-based interarts practice and special expertise (including a PhD) in emerging technologies.

Maggie has nearly 30 years of working in NZ and globally to support a range of people, organisations and projects in the arts, environmental, social and political spheres. This includes ecovillages in West Africa and Latin America; social enterprises and spiritual communities in Scotland; climate change and environmental sustainability initiatives in Beijing and Singapore; experimental artists in Brussels and large political and corporate institutions across Europe. She has additional qualifications in development and innovation with an MSc in Org Dev from Sheffield Business School and an undergraduate degree in Politics and Education.

Maggie strongly supports interarts, digital arts and creative technology in NZ. She has taught creative technology at Bachelor and Masters level at AUT University and regularly speaks on this topic at events and conferences. She also Chairs the national Aotearoa Digital Arts Trust, and co instigated and leads the Creative Technology Northland network. For more info see her personal site: maggiebuxton.com

Kim Newall

Creative Technologist | Consultant | Educator | Performance Artist

Kim Newall (MCT) is creative technologist, performance artist and educator working within the 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/or with grass roots audiences. He is also concerned with breaking down knowledge barriers and creating links between the scientific, technological and creative worlds. He is also one of NZ’s foremost VJs with regular appearances at festivals such as Rhythm and Vines, Splore and Northern Base.

In addition to his own artistic practice, Kim provides advice to other creatives to support their practice and works (including on interactive screens such as Auckland Live) and has instigated and facilitated a number of capacity building networking groups in the creative technologies area. He has a Master of Creative Technology and has taught on the Bachelor of Creative Technologies programme at AUT and currently teaches Part Time at NorthTec. For more info on Kim see his personal site: wiredvisual.com