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Mandy Salomon

Co-founder | Mentia

Melbourne, Australia

"We are much more than the sum of us"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Technology & The Future
Media & Journalism
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

Animation & VFXCultureDigital MediaEntrepreneurshipHealthPerformanceProduct DesignPsychologyTechnologyVisual ArtsWriting

Very good at:
+ Identifying trends and building bridges
+ Juxtaposing the expected with the unexpected
+ Watching, listening and asking questions

About me & my work:

I design software that helps people with dementia to reconnect with the world. I'm really excited to be working with Alzheimer's Australia on this. My work is based on the results of my PhD, that shows how virtual worlds enable people with cognitive impairment to tell their stories.

By way of background, I've always been fascinated by the way ideas are transformed according to the communication platform chosen. A few years ago I made the transition from writing and performing in theatre, radio, tv and print media to the digital world, and realised that the internet is not just a new medium but a new alphabet. I developed an academic interest in virtual worlds, virtual communities, and virtual goods, seeing them as extensions of the real, and watch, with fascination, the rapid and instinctive way the integration occurs.

The future ? I believe that technology will increasingly be about experiences, rather than services

My links:

Digital Down Under | My blog.


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