This week I went to Questacon to listen to an Archeologist, Marc-Andre Bernier, talk about the famous Franklin expedition. It’s an expedition I’d heard of over the years. I knew there was a cannibalism myth surrounding it, but more importantly, I knew it was put together to find a route through the artic to the other side of the world.
Ever since I stumbled into the company of Toby Bellwood and Legostormtroppr I’ve become fascinated with data visualisation, coding, and digital humanities. These guys have been influencing me for two years now and in that time I’ve put together a list of “teach yourself” courses and reading that I want to do once I finish my librarianship degree (studying part-time sucks).
This con was one of those I thought I’d never get to anytime soon. As far as I knew it was only in America, and America is about number 55 on the list of countries I wanted to visit. So imagine for me, an adult woman with curly, frizzy hair squealing, dancing and stomping her feet in excitement. That was my reaction when I found out Vidcon was coming to Australia this year.