Desktop Relaunch

Wed 11th Feb, 6pm - 8pm

Tech_Bar @ Beer Deluxe, Fed Square

desktop is shaking things up in 2015, and throwing a relaunch party seems like a fine way to celebrate all things good and all things new.   Firstly, we’re excited to welcome our new editor, Katia Pase. Katia brings with her a bundle of fresh experience in print and digital publishing, with a keen interest in digital […]

Pause Opening Night Party feat LUCIANBLOMKAMP

Thur 12th Feb, 7pm - 12am

Tech_Bar @ Beer Deluxe

Over three nights, at Pause Festival’s Tech_bar, we present the best digital parties from our cities best electronic performers. Party, FREE   Lucianblomkamp at Strawberry Fields The official opening to Pause Fest 2015. Meet the team behind the festival and chat with the innovators, designers, entrepreneurs, hackers, creators, disruptors and everyone in between who will be joining […]

AGDA Presents “Small Talk”

Wed 11th Feb, 4pm - 6pm

RMIT, Swanston Academic Building, "Cinema", Floor 1, Room 2

Lecture TICKETED Miss this and you’ll regret it! We’ve invited Sons and Co to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to talk to us about what they do best. From a little cottage in the South Island of New Zealand, Tim Kellaher and Matt Arnold have quietly built a reputation for making websites that are “stunning – […]

Flow by Ethno Tekh

Mon 9th - Sun 15th Feb - 830pm - 1130pm

Fed Square Precinct

Interactive Installation Commissioned by Fed Square’s Creative Program and co-produced for Pause Festival 2015 at Fed Square, Melbourne FREE   Flow by Ethno Tekh Flow is a digital garden comprised of a large circle of 15 flower sculptures connected by streams of flowing light. Become the centre of this futuristic sculpture garden awakening the flowers with […]

Micro by Purring Tiger

Mon 9th - Sun 15th Feb - 830pm - 1130pm

Fed Square Precinct

Interactive Installation Commissioned by Fed Square’s Creative Program and co-produced for Pause Festival 2015 at Fed Square, Melbourne FREE   Micro by Purring Tiger MICRO explores the small universe that is our body and mind enabling participants to take a journey through the world of atoms, sub-atomic particles and quantum fluctuation. Participants recreate this world where […]


Mon 9th - Sun 15th Feb - 830pm - 1130pm

Fed Square Atrium

Interactive Installation Commissioned by Fed Square’s Creative Program and co-produced for Pause Festival 2015 at Fed Square, Melbourne Free Light Featuring over 100 LIFX smart bulbs, the LIFX installation in the Fracture Gallery highlights the blending of technology with art. Come visit the gallery at the Fed Square Atrium, to interact with a sea of bulbs […]

Pozible Crowd Funding Workshop

Sat 14th Feb, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 1:30 PM

Tech_Bar @ Beer Deluxe

Masterclass Free, Register Here Pozible invites Melbourne creatives to an information sharing session exploring the future of crowdfunding. Held at Tech_bar at Beer Deluxe, we’ll be showcasing some of the great tech projects to crowdfund through Pozible. Crowdfunding is about building your fanbase, breaking away from gatekeepers, breaking down territorial barriers and getting that cash to […]

This American Life: Keynote & Masterclass

Sat 14 + Sun 15 Feb, 2015

Federation Square, Melbourne

Thank you so much to everyone who registered for the masterclass. If you’d still like a chance to be in the room on Sunday 15th Feb, be sure to submit a story and/or enter your email below. – – – In 2015, we are honoured to be joined by two of the world’s best storytellers. Brian […]

One day, one brief, one chance to come up with a potentially lifesaving idea

Fri 13 Feb, 9am - 7pm

The Cube, ACMI

Pause Fest is joining forces with the TAC to bring you Pause the Road Toll, a one-day ideas hack open to fresh talent including entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and technologists alike. In keeping with the Pause theme, this ideas hack isn’t asking you to code around the clock. Instead, we’re seeking purely conceptual ideas that use […]

Pause Parties

12th - 14th February 2015

Tech_Bar @ Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square

Over three nights, at Pause Festival’s Tech_bar, we present the best digital parties from our cities best electronic performers.     Friday 13th Project Pixel Squared 6:30pm – late Pause is very excited to present the third installment of PROJECT PIXEL SQUARED.  Don’t miss this diverse event where Melbourne’s best VJs will hook up with some of […]

Cinema Stage: Welcome to the Internet of Things

Sat 14th Feb, 2 PM - 5:30 PM

Cinema 2, ACMI, Fed Square

Conference Ticketed Join representatives from some of the most innovative technology organisations on the planet for an exciting glimpse at the world of wearables and IoT. From wearable technology helping us avoid heart attacks, to a kitchen so smart it begins cooking dinner before you get home, join us on a journey into the future […]

Deakin Edge Stage Day 1: People Focus

Sat 14th Feb, 9 AM - 6:30PM

Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Conference Ticketed Personal perspectives from the masters of media, design, activism & business. Sessions include: Pause Opening Keynote The Future of Digital Design Creativity with a Conscience Storytelling in the Open Web The $1B Faculty: How to Build Your Business Empire   Featuring: THIS AMERICAN LIFE UNDERCURRENT THE GUARDIAN R/GA THE NEST MENTALLY FRIENDLY REACTIVE […]

Cube Stage Day 1: Motion & VFX

Sat 14th Feb, 9am - 6pm

The Cube, ACMI

Conference Ticketed Some of the worlds best motion graphics and VFX designers come together to share the secrets of their success.   Sessions include World in Motion The Art of VFX Featuring: IMAGINARY FORCES ANIMAL LOGIC RISING SUN PICTURES METHOD STUDIOS ASSEMBLY VFX KARACTAZ ANIMATION DIRTY PUPPET INTERBRAND THE FOUNDRY THE MAGNIFICENT ITCH MANOEUVRE.TV AIRBAG […]

Deakin Edge Stage Day 2: Project Focus

Sun 15th Feb, 9am - 6.30pm

Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Conference Ticketed An insight into the innovative minds behind some of the world’s most exciting projects. Sessions include Hackers, Breakers & Makers The New Disruptors The Future of Culture Featuring: MY FITNESS PAL GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA VIVID IDEAS ETSY DROGA5 BRAINTREE_DEV ENVATO STUDIO INLIGHT ARTS HUB VICTORIA TAC DT DIGITAL CLEMENGER BBDO MONA INTERBRAND EVENTBRITE PUSH […]

Cube Stage Day 2: Startups & Stories

Sun 15th Feb, 9am - 5.30pm

Deakin Edge, Fed Square

Conference Ticketed  From startups to scientists, this is how  to tell stories that engage and disrupt. Sessions include 8 Billion Stories Startups and the Digital Economy Featuring: MY FITNESS PAL THIS AMERICAN LIFE CLEMENGER BBDO PUSH COLLECTIVE KALINYA COMMUNICATIONS MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY COIN JAR THE WHITE AGENCY REA GROUP RANDOM HACKS OF KINDNESS ELANCE-ODESK AND VERY […]

Pure Screenings

Mon 9th - Sun 15th Feb, 9pm - 10pm

Fed Square Main Screen

Screening Free Pure Motion Monday 9pm, Fed Square Main Screen The best motion graphics of the year, profiled in a single, mind blowing screening package. From big studios to independent artists, only the best spots made the cut.   Pure Music Tuesday & Sunday 9pm, Fed Square Main Screen As always, music videos pushed the boundaries […]

State of the Motion

Wed 11th Feb, 7pm - 8.30pm

ACMI Studio 1

Screening and Conversation Ticketed Join us for a distilled selection of the world’s finest motion graphics, design and animation from an international array of established and up and coming artists. We have scoured the globe to bring together the most innovative and inspirational pieces to dazzle the eyes and leave your synapses pulsing. Following the screening, […]

GameLoading Sneak Peek

Fri 13th of Feb, 7pm - 8.30pm

ACMI Studio 1

Sneak Peak and Panel Discussion Ticketed GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is an upcoming feature documentary about the global indie game developer scene that has forever changed the video games industry. Indie developers are creating games that are pushing innovation and questioning what games can be, while at the same time competing with traditional big […]

Tech_Bar: Media Lab Present ‘HappenSpace’

Tue 10th Feb, 630pm - 7.15pm

Tech_bar @ Beer Deluxe, Fed Sq

Showcase Free Join the Media Lab Melbourne community as we detail our experiments at the intersection of art, design and technology. We will be using the  fast and furious Pecha Kucha presentation style, to engage you in fascinating stories from Melbourne’s underground tech community. Experience the diversity of innovative projects that Melbourne’s scene has to offer! New technologies and electronic media are […]

Allegoria Sacra by AES+F

Wed 11th Feb & Sat 14th Feb at 9pm

Fed Square Main Screen

Screening, Free Australian premiere of the powerful Allegoria Sacra by Russian artists AES + F. A reimagining of Giovanni Bellini’s painting of the same name, this cinematic experience contemplates the meaning of life and death in the modern day manifestation of purgatory; an international airport. Giovanni Bellini’s Allegoria Sacra (Sacred Allegory) hangs in the Uffizi […]

The Future of Pure Experience

Wed 11th Feb, 6pm - 8:30pm

General Assembly, Level 1, 20 Queen Street

Workshop Free Presented by General Assembly The Future of Pure Experience: Designing for the Neo User  The websites, apps and digital products you create should be as simple to use as they are good looking. Learn about the importance of User-Centred Design – what it is, when it’s appropriate, and how to put it into […]


Tuesday 10th February

ACMI Studio 1, Tech_Bar @ Beer Deluxe

Proudly presented with Deakin University and ACMI a very special three part exploration of philosophy and futurism as it relates to the discipline of curation and contemporary art. Art After Machines: Can Curating Accelerate Beyond the Human? Acmi Studio 1, 6.15pm Lecture, Free – limited tickets available from the ACMI Box Office on the day of […]

Tech_Bar: Melbourne Blender Society Meetup

Mon 9 Feb, 7pm - 8pm

Beer DeLuxe, Fed Square

Meet Up, Free Still from The Gooseberry Project Blender is a fully free/open source 3D creation pipeline being made by hundreds of active volunteers from around the world; by studios and individual artists, professionals and hobbyists, scientists, students, VFX experts, animators, game artists, modders, and the list goes on. The Melbourne Blender Society (MBS) is […]

Tech_Bar: Melbourne AE + Cinema 4d Meet

Monday 9th February

Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square

Meet Up, Free Render by Caspian Kai Over the past year since its inception Melbourne AE + Cinema4D meet has held bi-montly events with artist talks, project run throughs and networking opportunities for everyone to get to know each other in the industry from students to professionals. The meet has bought together all different kinds […]

Startup Expo

Sun 15th Feb 2015, 10am

Atrium, Fed Square

EXPO, FREE From wearables to virtual reality discover what Australia’s innovators are up to.  In the striking Fed Square Atrium, experience for yourself a full body 3d scan & discover why everyone is talking about crowdfunding.   With plenty of advice and give aways on offer come check out the worlds future economy and discover why […]


Tues 10th - Thurs 12th of Feb

RMIT Interactive Cinema

Workshop Ticketed 9:00AM – 5:00PM Have you ever wanted a job creating visual effects or animations at a Hollywood studio? Then don’t miss this rare opportunity to be mentored by Australia’s leading VFX artists in a 3 day intensive collaboration. Get hands on with industry grade software as you work in groups to create a […]

Interbrand Workshop: Technology Eats Brands

Sun 15th Feb 2015, 10am

Hub Melbourne, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Workshop Ticketed There’s no doubt that technology is truly the fifth element. Like a force of nature, the disruptive power of digital innovation is transforming companies and whole categories. So, why should we think that the concept of brand isn’t in for more than a little bit of its own disruption? Interbrand Australia will lead […]


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Will Cate
Founder & New Business Director, FEELING

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Executive Creative Director, REACTIVE

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