On day two I was very very tired because the bar with an open roof right below or hostel room window kept me up quite late so for most of the day I was fighting off sleep.
Maria Scileppi started of the day and I remember her saying something along the lines of look at your life through an alien POV. She also yarned on about making a friend a day for a year. Sounded like hard work.
Steve Seltzer talked about being stuck and how to overcome it.
There was a panel discussion on the future of content with guest speakers Rebecca Carrasco, Duncan Shand, Shana Inge and was Moderated by Tea Uglo.
Rebecca was the highlight for this panel discussion, she talked about how corporations and companies shoved consumer goods down our throats in the 30’s and now we don’t really tolerate it anymore. She referred to the word consumer as a term to dehumanize us. She also talked about the way New Castle Brown Ale highjacked the superbowl ad exposure without actually showing an ad at the superbowl.
The Green Eyl is a team of installation artists who do alot of interactive projects. They had an exhibition can the Whispering Table which had talking porcelain bowls at a table that spoke when you pick them up, and also another exhibition involved getting the public to lay a shit load of coins on the pavement in the streets in a pre determined composition which ended up getting cleaned up by the police.
Overall the trip was fun, I didn’t enjoy Auckland very much but the conference was very inspiring and I would definitely return in future years for more insight and inspiration.