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Dr Jordan Nguyen - Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Society


Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. Upon completing his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, he was accepted into the prestigious UTS Chancellor’s List. Drawing on his experience of almost breaking his own neck, he developed a mind-controlled smart wheelchair for people with high-level physical disability. Now as founder of Psykinetic, he designs life-changing technologies focusing on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology.
In partnership with the TAC and the City of Greater Geelong as part of the 2017 Digital Innovation Festival Victoria.

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Live at The Dome: Mick Thomas - These Are The Days

Join us as we kick off our Live at The Dome series which will feature interviews with some of Australia's finest songwriters and musicians as they discuss the songs that needed to be written, the shows that needed to be played and stories that needed to be told. In this first session, Mick Thomas will chat with Jamie McKew about his enduring and intriguing career as a writer, performer and raconteur.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Clever Living Seminar Series

Seminar 1 - Why Good Design Doesn't Cost the Earth.
The first seminar in this Clever Living Series will explore sustainable house design including orientation and passive solar design in relation to the cooling/heating and comfort as well as insulation, thermal mass, glazing and shading. Gain a level of knowledge that puts you in the driver's seat when asking key questions of your builder or architect and maximise your home's performance and minimise it's running costs. During this four-part series, the latest evidence-based information about building fabric, energy and water efficiency plus product and technology developments will be discussed. Discover the economic, wellbeing and environmental benefits of sustainable living, which is good for you and good for the planet.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Live at The Dome Dave Graney - Workshy

The second of the Live at The Dome sessions will feature legendary Australian showman Dave Graney as he discusses the lengths he has gone to in order to avoid anything that really feels like work. In his inimitable style, Graney veers from a feckless childhood in blue-collar South Australia, to the punk rock scene of 1980s London, and beer-soaked nights touring Australia where he worked very hard at not working at all. But in slacking off, Graney became one of the hardest-working musicians in the industry; constantly evolving, reinventing, staying one step ahead of everyone - even himself.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre