From time-to-time, acidlabs gets some media coverage. You can find it all here.



The Future of Collaborative Enterprise (8 December 2011) – Stephen Collins in his office talking to Thierry DeBaillon about his project The Future of Collaborative Enterprise, for which he is one of the 28 “Thinkers“.

Sony data breach (ABC News 24, 5 May 2011) – interview with Kim Landers on privacy implications following a major data leak from Sony.

Social networking for business (TV3 NZ Sunrise, 23 April 2009) – interview on the Kiwi edition of Sunrise on the issue of business benefits of social networking

TalkBack Classroom (National Museum of Australia, 14 August 2008) – interview during the final National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom. The subject matter for the day was Youth and the Media.

Public speaking

The Public Sphere (Parliament House, 5 May 2009) – presentation on reform of the public sector and taking an approach centered on innovation in public services.

TalkBack Classroom (National Museum of Australia, 14 August 2008) – introductory address for the final National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom. The subject matter for the day was Youth and the Media.

Slouching Towards Intertwingularity (PubCamp, July 2008) – discussion on the power of participatory culture and hyperconnectedness. Slides and slidecast available.


By us

Getting the hacker mentality badly wrong (Lowy Interpreter, 20 December 2010) – a piece discussing the nature of the hacker mentality and its links to democracy, meritocracy and open government.

Wikileaks: Damage or democratic opportunity? (Lowy Interpreter, 14 December 2010) – a discussion of our views of the opportunities arising from WikiLeaks for government, policy, diplomacy and journalism.

Culture in the New Order (InSight, September 2009) – a guest essay in which Stephen Collins discusses the public sector, cultural shift and open government.

By others

Experts criticise Tax Office’s “jarring” e-tax (Sydney Morning Herald ITPro, 4 July 2013) – Ben Grubb looks at the ATO’s launch of a Mac app for e-tax, and interviews Stephen Collins on usability missteps.

Design Thinking. Why not? (Management Today, 22 November 2012) – coverage of a speaking event at AIM ACT where Stephen Collins gave a rapid, hands-on introduction to design thinking.

Exhibitionist (BMA Magazine, 28 August 2012) – looks at the history of TEDxCanberra, including Stephen Collins’ motivations in creating it, how it’s all done on the goodwill, love and dedication of a group of amazing volunteers and some of the team’s ambitions in making it a must do event for Canberra and Australia.

X marks the philosophical spot (Canberra Times In the City supplement, 19 August 2012) – discusses Stephen Collins’ passions and involvement as Creative Catalyst of TEDxCanberra.

Canberra grabs a big day of optimistic ideas (City News, 15 August 2012) – looks at the formation of TEDxCanberra and takes a peek inside the 2012 event, including some insights from presenter Julie McKay of UN Women Australia.

Real government social media work begins now (ComputerWorld, May 2010) – discussing the formal government response to the Government 2.0 Taskforce report.

A research dilemma: Con­fi­den­tial­ity breaches (Research News, October 2009) – discussing the man­age­ment of cus­tomer rela­tion­ships when your infor­ma­tion has been crit­i­cized and exposed online.

Here, Now and Next (Yikes!, September 2009) – discussing cultural shift, youth, hyperconnectedness and the value of social networks.

Telstra consigns nowwearetalking to the memory hole – Crikey-1Telstra consigns nowwearetalking to the memory hole (Crikey, 8 September 2009) – interview on the self-inflicted corporate image damage Telstra has done by closing NowWeAreTalking.

iTWire - Fake followers_ Prime Minister drowning in Twitter spamFake followers: Prime Minister drowning in Twitter spam (iTWire, 28 July 2009) – interview for piece that explores the implications for high profile individuals of fake followers on Twitter.

brands-see-value-in-keeping-tabs-on-social-web-the-australianBrands see value in keeping tabs on social web (The Australian, 27 April 2009) – interviewed and quoted with respect to the importance of no-spin brand monitoring and participation in online conversation.

think-tank_-the-online-economic-dividend-1Think Tank: The online economic dividend (NETT Magazine, 19 March 2009) – interviewed alongside Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Stephen Conroy and other industry and policy experts.

CIOs embrace Gen V reality (Australian Financial Review, 29 July 2008) – Stephen Collins was a guest on the AFR’s leading technology podcast, The Scoop, for a discussion on the impact of digitally empowered workers.

Social networking comes of age, sort of (Australian Financial Review, 24 June 2008) – quoted in a feature by the AFR’s Renai LeMay discussing the coming of age of social media tools as a critical component in the connected worker’s arsenal of tools.

Enterprise 2.0 – What is it good for? (Australian CIO Magazine, May 2008) – as the lead interview in the month’s major feature, Stephen Collins issued a call to arms for business and workers to connect and engage in the interests of better productivity.

We have also been published in Social Computing Magazine and has been interviewed several times for articles on ZDNet Australia.