Tech innovator

    Celeste Carnegie

    Celeste is a Birri Gubba, South Sea Islander woman from Queensland who runs workshops for young Indigenous Australians connecting technology and culture.

    “Indigenous people have been innovating for 60,000 years. We’re problem-solvers, and we had sophisticated systems that we employed to survive on this continent. So now it’s just different tools,” she says.

    Celeste is working on a project with University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics on the connections between the traditional Indigenous environmental sciences and emerging technologies.

    “Being able to create a program where young people will code robots while they learn about Aboriginal culture is the best.”

    Celeste’s pathway

    > > Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, UTS

    > > Learning experience designer, Indigenous Digital Excellence

    > > Indigenous STEAM Program Producer, MAAS

    Celeste Carnegie

    “Indigenous people have been innovating for 60,000 years. We’re problem-solvers, and we had sophisticated systems that we employed to survive on this continent. So now it’s just different tools.”

    Cherese Sonkkila

    Author: Cherese Sonkkila

    Cherese is a researcher and science communicator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is passionate about ecology and social science and loves getting out into the field.

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