The Future is Now. My project is the recognition of the future in my workplace. On this page I’ll show you the future planned and practiced by me.
“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.”Charles Kettering
I know as well as any that our imaginations provide a door to the future. As I imagine The Future of Austi, I’m striving to experience as many other church systems as I can. You can read about some of my plans, research, and experience through my blogs.
If you’re not sure how to navigate this collection, you can follow my blueprint.
Contextual Update Report:
If you haven’t been following the progress of my project so far, here is a quick summary about how it’s going. Concept & Background I work for a Church in Austinmer (Austi Church) as a student minister. Part of my responsibilities over the past year and a half have been to facilitate the upgrade of … Continue reading Project Report
Light and Visuals:
Our auditorium has had a very needed Sound and Visuals upgrade. However, that’s not the end, the future of our auditorium is bright. In stage 2, we’re looking at final touches to our Auditorium. While we’re not trying to turn our service into a disco, our current lighting for the room is limited to overheads. … Continue reading Projecting to the Future
New systems require new processes. Communication in large groups is incredibly difficult without systems that are designed to streamline communication. This becomes even more difficult in a machine run by volunteers that are rostered on a fortnightly or monthly basis. To streamline this, we’re working to simplify communicating with the tech team. To do this, … Continue reading New Systems, New Processes
“Increasingly, people are coming to realise that they must take responsibility for the future, both for their own individual futures and collectively” – Wendell Bell (1997) The Future is Now. Here is a collection of how I have been bringing the Future to Austi Church. As I mentioned in my blog: The Future of Audio … Continue reading The Future is Now
Inspiration from experience:
This April I had an awesome opportunity to attend a large conference for youth at my church. Kyck is a conference in Katoomba that has grown to the massive scale that it stands at today. Hosting over 2000 youth for 4 weekends a year, Kyck’s demand for technology that can present to these numbers is … Continue reading Inspired from Experience
Aren’t up-to-date with this project? Check out the latest: Live streaming has been a key part of many peoples experience of church over the last few years. Our Easter service’s provided me with the perfect opportunity to test this upgrade to our system, I have been hoping to do so for some time now. You … Continue reading Experimenting at Easter
Currently, operating on the tech team includes using either a sound desk or operating our visuals computer. Over the past 8 months, I’ve been training volunteers at our various services to operate in these roles. My training strategy has been a process of: watch, try, do. Our volunteers would join myself or another trained person, … Continue reading Operating Overview’s
Where this project is going:
If you haven’t seen my video update, check that out here! My project this semester is to bring a collection of ideas and systems for our technology upgrade to a digital platform, as a resource for Austi Church for the coming 2-5 years. I am aiming to create clear direction and provide a strong tool … Continue reading The Future of Audio at Austinmer
Easter was a great opportunity to jump into the practical; live-streaming our service for the first time since our initial Tech-Upgrade. With a few bumps along the way, you can see how well our system held up!
You can check out these livestreams yourself: