Portable Presents Kirby FergusonBy Madeleine Gasparinatos | July 18th, 2012 in General
Portable is proud to present a series of exclusive talks with US creative and cultural leader Kirby Ferguson.
Based out of New York, Kirby is part of a new breed of creatives using the internet to execute entire projects. As a writer, filmmaker and documentarian, his works have amassed in excess of 5 million views online. Kirby’s approach to creativity is helping to shape how we relate to, learn and share content in the digital era. In exploring creative styles, he also questions how the work of previous cultural groundbreakers such as Thomas Edison, Led Zeppelin and William Burroughs are today being transformed, referenced and deconstructed by new creative formats.
Fresh from presenting his groundbreaking work Everything Is A Remix at the internationally acclaimed TEDGlobal 2012 in Edinburgh, Kirby is heading to Australia to discuss his unique take on contemporary culture and online publishing.
Everything Is A Remix explores the history and evolution of the remix culture in modern life. This series has been a catalyst for Kirby to discuss the nature of creativity by breaking down ideas of originality; exploring artistic, technological and business forms. He considers how this culture enriches society, and explores its influence on the future of content creation.
With a publishing and video production background and an interest in political commentary, Kirby has recently launched his new project This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory through Kickstarter. After successfully going beyond his funding goal of $48,000, this project will launch to coincide with the United States presidential election.
In this series of intimate and open-conversation events, Kirby will share his understanding of remix culture, storytelling, producing and releasing content online. This is a must-see event for anyone actively working within the creative or technological industries. It is suited to creative and technical professionals including writers, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, technologists and those involved in online and offline publishing. This will be Kirby’s first time to Australia.
The event will consist of a keynote presentation and Q&A, followed by networking drinks. Events will take place in Brisbane on Thursday 4 October at The Edge and in Sydney on Friday 5 October.
Early bird tickets are on sale now. Tickets are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.
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About Portable Talks
Portable Talks tours the biggest influencers from the digital and creative spaces, and aims to foster innovation and risk taking in business. Running since 2006, Portable have toured Frank Chimero, Susie Bubble, Scott Belsky of Behance.net and author of Making Ideas Happen, Soraya Darabi of Foodspotting.com, Refinery29, Threadless, Cool Hunting, YouTube Next and the very first internet phenomenon, LonelyGirl15.