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1 Still from Beeyali, by Lydon Davis, Leah Barclay, Tricia King.

2 Photograph of Leah Barclay.

3 Photograph of Mix Irving

4 Black cockatoos during Beeyali field work: Tricia King.

5 Āhau is a FOSS project from Aotearoa New Zealand, built to meet the data needs of Māori hapū and iwi (tribal groups) to record whakapapa (family histories and create  tribal registries).

Conversation (1)
~ Across the Network


Leah Barclay (AUS) and Mix Irving (NZ) in conversation with Intercreate’s Trudy Lane (NZ)


9am - 10:30am UTC

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︎ Soundart Radio broadcast March 5th

A special session from Oceania on sovereign networks and the more-than-human archives. Artist and acoustic ecologist Leah Barclay will be in conversation with creative technologist Mix Irving around listening with communities, cultural knowledge, ecologies and technologies in Oceania.

Trudy Lane (Intercreate) will give a welcome to begin this session.

Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay is an Australian sound artist, composer and researcher working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Leah composes complex sonic environments that draw attention to changing climates and fragile ecosystems.

Leah is the President of the Australia Forum for Acoustic Ecology, the Vice President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and is a lecturer in design at USC Sunshine Coast, leading research in acoustic ecology and climate action. Her work has been exhibited across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, USA, Peru, Colombia, Europe, India, South Africa, China and Korea by organisations including UNESCO, Ear to the Earth, the Smithsonian, Streaming Museum, Al Gore’s Climate Reality and the IUCN.

Leah leads several ecoacoustic research projects including Biosphere Soundscapes and River Listening. Currently, Leah is working with Kabi Kabi artist Lyndon Davis and photographer Tricia King on the creative research project Beeyali, a call to look after Country and its endangered ecosystems.

Mix Irving

Mix is a 1st generation New Zealander, programmer and community organiser. He works on resilient, people-run software for communities. 

Part time contributor to SMAT (a tool for researching misinformation online), part time dad, and Lead Developer for Āhau - a tool for recording histories which puts data sovereignty first.

Āhau is a Data Platform developed in Aotearoa that helps whānau-based communities (whānau, hapū, Iwi) record and preserve histories, and share important information with secure, community managed databases and servers. The app is open-source, decentralized, and is built to work offline, and survive disasters. It’s free to use and available on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android: ahau.io

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