Present were Rodney, Rosemary, Peter, Allana and Dan + John McGee
some mention of developing relationship between SAC -> CSIRO
peter and rosemary
Peter talked about using microsoft kinect with Unity game engine. With a projection-based medium this opens up opportunities for non-contact interaction.
wireless waterfront: Rod talked a little to a guy (Joel?) at Tasmanet quoted $29/month for access to wireless waterfront for SAC artists but hinted that can negotiate something better for SAC people. I think it might be possible to get a better deal at least for the artists with studios in SAC.
we had a visit from John McGee
he’s been talking to Roar about community engagement model for the nbn.
cyber-security model – interactive educational tool online
incentive-based learning tool.
how to get in-house engagement with other demographics? i.e. not just teenagers?
timeframe? ideally stage 2 nbn won’t hit tassie until august, then unfolds after that
stage 2 == 10,000 connections triabunna and a few other communities 7 more communitees here and 10 more on the mainland.
stage 3 – suburbs in hobart (CBD? etc.)
nbn company is not interested in tasmania so it has to be driven politically.
that means we should not hold our breath waiting for that magic fibre to come to SAC! I’m guessing 2012 or later. :(
backhaul issue – nbn is made of multiple entities not a single net. an entity is from a point of interconnect to home. that is up to the retail service provider. only telstra or basslink.
only a big player can get a decent deal so ISPs are already paying heaps more than elsewhere to telstra.
could the TSO become an RSP? (not likely) – but coles and woolworths might.
so telstra is worried about not getting market share as a retail service provider.
tier 3 ISPs are screwed in the nbn world. niche service providers (IPTV voip etc.) will be competing with the big telcos. government services might get a better deal.
needs a revolution?
internode announced a 2-1 symmetry offering which is a change in the game which is usually 20+:1 really a consuming rather than producing model of internet use – a hangover from ‘old’ media – well, we’re all still madly using it to download the latest crap from hollywood…
local virtual communities – in theory, the wireless waterfront should be something like this and shared amongst the community.
old fashioned town hall model.
The current way the wireless waterfront is set up appears to be centred around control instead of facilitation. The arts community doesn’t relate to that model. community engagement is not eing afforded by this set up.
The actual technological infrastructure looks fine but it needs a sustainable model for subsription.
then these guys can ask people for content.
edge roam for students etc. and build something up.
Rosemary: survey our tenants
what do we ask them?
can we get a wirtten version of John McGee’s vision of wireless waterfront etc.? John thinks that Roar have a document from their UK adventures that would make a good manifesto. digital economy UK – ‘connect 2012’
David O’burne? I wrote the name down but not sure what this was in relation to… (can someone remind me? :)
feel free to add anything via comments or directly.