Multicoloured Parade - Beings at ACMI: ‘Infinity’, Universal Everything, image courtesy of the artists.
Beings at ACMI: ‘Infinity’, Universal Everything, image courtesy of the artists.

ACMI presents

Joel Gethin Lewis in conversation


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Fri 24 May 2024


Universal Everything's Interactive Creative Director talks about transforming prototypes into reality and redrawing the future of design.

For over 20 years, Joel Gethin Lewis has been creating real-time connections between people, places, stories and objects. His vision and research has inspired NGOs, cultural organisations, big brands and musical acts like U2 and Massive Attack to engage their audiences in surprising and innovative ways.

In this enlightening discussion, Joel will give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the wiggly jiggly kaleidoscopic works featured in ACMI's Beings exhibition were made.

Explore Joel’s approach to interactive design, and dive deeper into Universal Everything’s belief that beneficial design can be beautiful, desirable and joyful – an ethos that can be applied to global challenges like clean energy, electric vehicles, digital wellbeing and healthcare.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

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Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

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Joel Gethin Lewis

About Joel Gethin Lewis

Joel Gethin Lewis' work enables real-time interaction between people, places, stories and objects. For over 20 years, his research and vision has empowered cultural organisations, brands and NGOs to surprise, engage and connect with their audiences in ever more innovative ways. His research and creative vision is behind experiences for the Tate Modern, Greenpeace, Adidas, Nike, Diesel, The Tower of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum. As Interaction Designer at UVA, he toured with U2 and Massive Attack before co-founding the open source craft, design and technology studio Hellicar&Lewis.

Joel combines his work for Universal Everything with his teaching practice at the Creative Computing Institute in London. He is also a mentor at Arts Emergency, which aims to increase access to the arts and humanities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Learn more about Joel

Beings by Universal Everything

Curious characters born from code.

Move, dance and play with this interactive exhibition that will surprise and delight all ages.

Wed 22 May – Sun 29 Sep 2024

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