CCI Director's News - April 2012

Publication date: 
3 April 2012

Welcome to our first CCI newsletter for 2012. The Centre has been quick out of the blocks to start the year, with many publications out, a number of events already held, and plenty more to come. It’s shaping up as an even busier year than 2011, itself a truly impressive year of achievement, as showcased in the recently released CCI Annual Report (available at )

Hack in Alice Springs: Bridging the Internet Divide

Dr Ellie Rennie
Date Posted: 
20 September 2011

Remember a time before the internet?

Some of you might...

But in Papunya, a remote Aboriginal community in the central Australian desert, people are just getting connected.

The small town has a chequered past, it was the birthplace for the iconic Western Desert Art Movement in the 1970's, but more recently had a chronic petrol sniffing problem.

A computer room with internet access has sprung up to teach kids whose education had lapsed during the sniffing epidemic.

But as Alex Mann reports it's music, not Facebook, that's drawing them in.