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.