Revise: The Art and Science of Contemporary Remix Cultures
Held at the University of Wollongong
2-3 December, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting to UOW

In advance of the conference, please find some important details about getting to UOW below. 

Conference Venue

Revise will be held at the University of Wollongong, in Wollongong, NSW in the Communications Building, Building 20, in Lecture Hall 5 (20.5). From the bus stop, go straight down the ramp, past the car park, and down another ramp. Building 20 is directly across from the Library and Panizzi's Cafe. A registration table is set up directly outside 20.5 with nametags and conference booklets and will be staffed during breaks and lunch. For full details about the campus please see the University website: A campus map of UOW may be viewed at

Getting to UOW

For those arriving by train, you will need to get off at North Wollongong Station. There is a bus stop at the train station with a free shuttle to the University, Route 9 (North Gong Shuttle). It is designed to connect with the train services at that station. Please see the complete schedule here:

For those driving, there is parking available around the campus for a small fee. Please see the parking website for details: As we are currently out of session, there should be ample parking available.

For anyone coming from town or the Medina Hotel, Wollongong operates a free bus, called the Gong Shuttle, which travels around the city both clockwise (the 55A) and counter-clockwise (the 55C). It can be picked up any bus stop marked with a bright green ―Free Gong Shuttle‖ post, and travels between the University and the conference accommodation at the Medina Hotel on Market Street. Take the 55C to the University, and the 55A back to the Hotel. The free bus runs from 7am – 10pm, Monday – Friday and 8am – 6pm on weekends. For details on the Gong Shuttle, please see the service map here:

Taxis are also easily available to get around Wollongong. Call (02) 4229 9311 to order a taxi.

For any further information, see the University‘s ―Getting to UOW guide here:

Pre-Conference Workshop: "Premix: Experiments in Open Source Cultural Practice"

This workshop will be held in the afternoon of Wednesday, 1 December in the Creative Arts Building (Building 25) in Room 128 (25.128) beginning at 1.30pm. For details about this event check out the website here:


Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will all be served in the foyer of the Communications Building. Vegetarian options are available.

Social Program

Thursday evening, after the conference events have ended, we will move the UniBar (on campus) for Mashup! to have dinner, drinks, and enjoy conversation and remix performances by Buttress O’Kneel, Slapsista and Guy Sterling, and also a presentation of fan videos. This event will commence at 5.30pm, directly after the conference.

There will be a conference dinner held on Friday evening, beginning at 6.30pm at Ghedia’s Indian Restaurant, 2/123 Corrimal Street, Wollongong. This is just around the corner from the Medina Hotel, across from the Harp. The restaurant is fully licensed and also allows BYO for a corkage fee of $2.50pp.

Presentation Details

Each presenter will be given 20 minutes to speak. After all the speakers in each panel have presented, questions will be held for 30 minutes at the end of the panel in a discussion format.

The conference room is fully equipped with a PC and a Mac, a data projector, screen, DVD player, and a whiteboard. You will be able to present using your own laptop, however, we encourage the use of the available computers. Please load your Powerpoint onto the computer in the room and check in with your panel chair before the session begins.

Please ensure that your mobile phones are either off or on silent during the panels and discussion sessions.

Internet Access

Revise attendees are able to access the University wireless using a guest account. A detailed document on how to connect for both Macs and PCs is available at the registration desk.

Emergency Contacts

If you need help at any point, please don‘t hesitate to contact Arts Central in Building 19, Room 1050 or by phone at 4221 5328. If you need after-hours assistance contact Katie Freund at 0402 163 020 or by email at, or Andrew Whelan at 0422 097 489

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Important Conference Updates

We're almost there! Just 10 days to go until the conference begins. The program booklet is now complete and can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF from Google Docs. Check it out here.

Some minor changes to the schedule have been made, however, unless you were contacted directly then your presentation time should remain the same as noted in the earlier email.

All of the main conference events will be held in the Communications Building (20), Lecture Hall 5. On Thursday evening we will move to the UniBar for Mashup! An evening of remix sound and video performance. Check out the event details on Facebook or see the poster for more details.

Premix will be held in the Creative Arts Building (25), Room 128 on Wednesday, 1 December from 1.30pm, and will feature a special performance by British multimedia artist Scanner. The workshop events are free, but there is a cost of $10 for the Scanner performance. Again, see the Facebook page or check out the event poster for details:

As noted in the conference booklet, presentations should be 20 minutes in length. There will be time for discussion and questions held at the end of each session (rather than after each presentation). Powerpoint presentations are welcome: please have your file ready on a USB to be loaded onto the computer before your session starts. There is a Mac, a PC, a DVD player, a whiteboard, and a data projector available in the conference venue of 20.5. If you have any questions about your presentation, please contact the conference team at

Monday, November 15, 2010

Conference Schedule Now Online!

The schedule for Revise is now ready! You can view the entire conference schedule as a PDF file on Google Docs. Check it out below or click here to find it.

Don't forget to book your travel arrangements and accommodation soon, as the event is fast approaching. For information on conference accommodation and travel to Wollongong, check out this link. As always, you can contact us by email for any assistance you might need.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Revise Poster

We've just drafted a new poster for Revise. Feel free to print it out, share it, pass it on, etc.! Find the PDF on Google Docs here.

Revise Conference

Announcing a Special Event: Premix!

Revise is pleased to announce the special workshop, Premix: Experiments in Open Source Cultural Practice, which will take place on Wednesday, 1 December in the afternoon here at the University of Wollongong as a lead-in to the main conference, from Thursday 2 to Friday 3 December.

Organised by Creative Arts faculty member Brogan Bunt, this event brings together educators and artists to discuss the pedagogical potentials of remix, and will feature a very special guest speaker: electronic multimedia artist Scanner. Scanner will present a talk entitled: "Telephone Terrorism to Soundtracking the Dead: The Adventures and Tales of a Flaneur and Bricoleur". In addition to this session, Scanner will be giving a live performance in Wollongong Wednesday event.

From his website:
British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways. From his early controversial work using found mobile phone conversations, through to his focus on trawling the hidden noise of the modern metropolis as the symbol of the place where hidden meanings and missed contacts emerge, his restless explorations of the experimental terrain have won him international admiration from amongst others, Bjork, Aphex Twin and Stockhausen.

Additional speakers will include:
  • Chris Moore and Graham Barwell on their collaborative project on creating machinima using World of Warcraft to tell the story of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"
  • Brogan Bunt and Peter Goodall on open source frameworks for introducing computational media art practice
  • Lucas Ihlein on the Art School Garden.
The workshop is free for any and all attendees, and Revise participants are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity.

For more information about this event, please contact Brogan at or the Revise team at Further details will be forthcoming as they become available.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Last Call for Registrations

It's now last call for anyone who still needs to register for Revise. If you have not yet done so, please follow this link to Conference Online to register for the event. If you have any questions or concerns before registering, please contact us directly at We're hoping to work out the scheduling in the next few weeks.

For information on hotels and accommodation in Wollongong, please see this post for further details on how to book.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Registration and Accommodation

[UPDATED: A new link to the registration has been provided below. Sorry for any confusion.]

After many weeks of organising, we've finally got all the details sorted out! Here are the details on how to register for the event, and where to book accommodation in Wollongong. This information is forthcoming to you all via email as well.

Pre-Conference Event
A related masterclass is being organised by the Faculty of Creative Arts and the Institute for Social Transformation Research, to be held on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 and all Revise attendees are invited to attend without charge. Stay tuned for further details as they develop.

In order to attend, you will need to register in advance through the Conference Online service. The fees are $60 for academics and $50 for postgraduates and artists to cover the cost of facilities rental and catering. Please register by 1 November, 2010.

The main accommodation will be at Medina Executive Wollongong Hotel. Two types of rooms have been reserved for the conference attendees: studio rooms with single beds, at the rate of $124/night, and one bedroom rooms with a queen size bed for $139/night. You will need to contact the hotel directly to make your booking. Make sure you mention you are part of the Revise event in order to get the special rates, which are available to all attendees from 1 – 4 December, 2010. The hotel details are as follows:

Medina Executive Wollongong Hotel
19 Market Street
NSW 2500 Australia
Tel: +61 2 4250 5000
Fax: +61 2 4250 5099

Budget Accommodation is available Keiraview Accommodation, one of the student dormitories, as well. There are several types of rooms. For backpacker accommodation, there are 4 share dorm rooms with bunk beds and shared bathroom/kitchen facilities for $33/night per person and twin share rooms with bunk beds and an ensuite bathroom for $44.50/night per person. Additionally, there are hotel rooms available at Keiraview with a double bed, TV, air conditioning, ensuite bathroom, and kitchenette. Mention that you are attending a University conference to receive the discount rate of $90/night. It is recommended you book Keiraview early as rooms disappear quickly. The dormitory details are as following:

Keiraview Accommodation
75-79 Keira Street
NSW 2522 Australia
Tel: +61 2 4229 9700
Fax: +61 2 4229 1875

To Wollongong
Wollongong is easily accessible by train from Sydney city and the airport. Check out for details. The closest station to the University is North Wollongong. Leisure Coast Limousine Service also offers a $50 flat rate for pick-up from the airport and delivery at any location in Wollongong. Check out their website or call them at +61 2 4261 7393 for details and booking.

Around Wollongong
Wollongong operates a free bus, which travels around the city. It stops just outside the Medina, and is a 5 minute walk from Keiraview, and stops at the University for easy transport to and from the conference. It is available from the every ten minutes from 7am – 6pm and every 20 minutes 6pm – 10pm Monday through Friday, and every 20 minutes from 8am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Taxis are also easily available, and most of the city is easily walkable.

About Wollongong
For more information about the city check out Tourism Wollongong or the University of Wollongong websites.
Please feel free to contact the conference organisers by email at if you have any difficulties, questions, or need help organising your trip. We look forward to hosting you in December!