This is who I feel myself to be – tribal visions and digital technology

Lynette Wallworth, new technology pioneer, took an AIDC 2020 audience through her latest VR work, made with the Awavena people in the Amazon jungle.

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian pioneer of screen and digital technology with a keen sense of cultural context and social responsibility.  She came to a wider stage with Collisions, a VR work made with an Aboriginal community which remembered the Maralinga atom bomb tests.

Her presentation at AIDC 2020 described her recent work on Awavena. What struck me most, far beyond the stories of technology, is the origin story for the whole project. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.