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The next meeting..

Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 7 for 7:30pm

Guest Speaker:
Mark Thomson (Author – Inventor – Researcher)

Subject: Acronyms, Algorithms and the Attention economy.

Is there a place for inventors, makers and fixers in the cyber/physical world?

“I will be giving my overview of the work I have been lucky enough to do with Professor Genevieve Bell and a few other people.
It’s allowed me to get an insight into aspects of the how the new cyber/digital landscape is utterly rewriting the world and what it means for people like you and me – who are essentially still making/inventing and tinkering in the physical and tangible world.” Mark Thomson

Mark is the author of many books, including those about the illusive inventor Henry Hoke.
We will have three copies of Mark’s book “The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke” to auction off at this meeting, with three lucky people receiving a signed copy.

One of Mark’s many roles is: Advanced Research Director at the Institute of Backyard Studies

Mark Thomson



The Committee of the Inventors Association of SA has decided to resume the general meetings at our normal venue, under the guidelines of the State Government and Community Centres. (As from the July 2020 meeting)

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not attend this meeting.
  • Everyone entering will be required to enter their name and contact details on a special “COVID-Safe Attendance Record”. This is a condition of entry.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance (and exit).
  • There will not be any supper or tea and coffee provided.
    If you need a snack or drink, please bring your own, but no sharing.
  • Social distancing of 1.5 metres will apply. Family members may sit together.

Stay safe and keep on inventing, innovating and tinkering with those ideas!

Eric Rodda
President – Inventors SA

Meetings are held at:
19 on Green Community Centre,
19 Green Street, Brompton. SA 5007


Visitors are asked to pay a $10.00 fee per meeting.
If you (individual) decide to join on that night, this fee will be deducted from your membership fee.
Please see the Membership page for the fee structure.

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A meal before the meeting?
All members and visitors are welcome to meet anytime from 5:30 pm for a relaxing meal at:
Excelsior Hotel, 110 Coglin St (Corner of Hawker St. and Coglin St.) Brompton SA 5007(83462521)
If you would like to join us for a meal, please notify Eric: Click here for email
as we need to advise the Hotel of the numbers.

We have a permanent booking – just ask for the Inventors’ Table on arrival.

This is a good time to wind-down from a busy day and just chat (and eat!) before the main meeting.
It is only a short walk to our meeting place (see above).

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