Just To Keep You Thinking

“There is no more powerful force to change every institution than the first generation of digital natives. The world, including business, will hinge on a new set of principles” Don Tapscott

“The internet as a noun has become the internet as a verb. It has become a set of conversations. An era in which user-generated content and social networks became the dominant phenomenon” Philip Evans

“The self as we once knew it no longer exists, and I think that an abstract, digital universe has become part of our identity” Abha Dawesar


“Technology is the seventh kingdom of life. And we have a moral obligation to invent technology so that every person on the globe has the potential to realize their true difference” Kevin Kelly

“If you don’t treat humans as special, if you don’t create some special zones for humans – especially when you are designing [or integrating] technology – you’ll end up dehumanizing the world. And what we have done in the last decade is give information [and data] more rights than are given to people” Jaron Lanier

“The greatest task before civilisation at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men” Havelock Elis

1220HSL | About Our Team
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EPIC TEAMS ARE BUILT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER. IN THE WORDS OF MARGARET HEFFERNAN, “PARTNERS WHO ARE NOT ECHO CHAMBERS”. EPIC TEACHERS ARE NOT TALKING TEXTBOOKS. THEY are EXEMPLARS – OF BOTH STRENGTH AND FLAW. “No written word, no spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Nor all the books on all the shelves – it’s what the teachers are themselves” (john wooden). AND THEODORE ROSEVELT REWORDED; “The best BOSSES ARE the oneS who haVE sense enough to pick good PEOPLE to do what THEY want done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it”. WE BELIEVE WE HAVE AN EPIC TEAM. CHECK EM OUT.

Surfer, skateboarder, snowboarder, photographer and writer. Former elite level sports-scientist. Rookie artist. And emerging spoken word poet. Sees in stories. Questions everything. And dreams of becoming a philosopher. Once developed a tech-based judging system for half-pipe snowboarding and put the Olympic Head Judge up against it. Walked away upon the realisation his invention – which worked – would be the death of something he loved. Has developed this course so that the only thing that really matters is his students work out who they are and why they are so epic. Is focused on providing students transferable skills and a competitive advantage – in their careers – and in life. Provokes students to debate. And fight. For what they stand for. And love. He is the mirror you never owned. And your lecturer across both campuses.


Super tech. IT guru. But lives off grid. Because he knows things you do not. Might be worth asking him about when you get the chance. Runs a thousand stairs in six minutes. Does it for charity. And for challenge. Has hit a personal best every time he has taken them on. Closet gamer. Self-described “classic video game geek – but with no time to play”. Has been dealing with a rogue bull making his property its own personal stomping ground for a while now. A relentless war. And like all wars it is very difficult to tell who is winning. Has been the Head Tutor for this course for six years. Helped make it what it is. It would all crash in a chaotic messed up heap without him. He will go above and beyond to make sure you are okay. And that everything runs perfectly. Gives a hundred percent every time. That’s just who he is. Someone worth knowing. Go find him.


Remembers the time before the internet. You should ask her about it. Pamela has some amazing stories to share with you. World traveler. She has seen – and done – way more than you. From Zanzibar to Zambia, from Angola to Argentina she loves finding what makes us different and what holds us together. Find out what that is. It’s super important. Recently lived for a year with no more than fifty items in her possession. Travels to the other side of the world with no more than a handbag. Runs a creative collaborative called Salon Read. In a cool old house called the Wonky Manor. Which you cannot find on Google Maps. Epic writer. And is keen to help you find the fun in playing with words. Take her up on her offer here. It’s an amazing opportunity. Don’t waste a chance like that ever. Sees technology as a promise we have to keep with ourselves or lose big time.


Keeps the 1220hsl teaching team in line. Most of the time. Rules with an iron fist. Using spreadsheet, constant email, and a gnarly whiteboard list. If we don’t punch out enough hours – she’ll tell us – to step up. And no she will wont be buying us any flowers. But if we ever completely drop the ball she will work – super hard – so that no one has to take a fall. She will sit with us on by one. Give us a chair – a heavy stare – and makes sure we get it done. She’s an irreplaceable part of our team. Which is diverse. And perverse. A bunch of misfits roaming academe. Without her nothing would get done. It would be an utter shambles – complete chaos – we would have absolutely nowhere to run. And without her we would all be fired. For that alone she should be admired. Our long running administrator. She’s a legend. And we owe her big. Meet Ms Lynda Battig.

“How he engages so many people in lectures is beyond me. Was amazing. Then they all helped us decipher our own opinion. They seriously went above and beyond”