Around Sound

With Sophie Gaur

Human beings react to sound in various ways. Sounds can excite, soothe, heal or energise, as well as offer a range of emotional, intellectual and physical responses, based on how they are delivered. This studio explores this area of this sensory delivery through the design and construction of objects that either respond to

Book—Lab

Georgia Hutchison and Sophie Gaur

Book Lab addresses the spatiality, culture and intangibility of reading. The traditional artifact of the ‘book’ is transforming, mutating. New forms are celebrated: art book fairs, independent publishing, handmade books, podcast libraries, long-form and micro-publishing, twitter feeds, publication as exhibition, storytelling nights and reading rooms, book clubs, etcetera.

This studio explores and celebrates the

Re-imagining human-computer interaction (HCI) for the mobile environment

Studio Leaders: Scott Mitchell & Sarah Webber

Studio Partner: Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces

Studio Time & Location: Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 100.05.005 & Thursday 12:30 am – 3:30 pm 8.07.44

Mobile computing has had a huge impact on our lives – smart phones and tablet computers have changed the way we move through the city,

Sustainable Vacation 2013

With Jessica Bird

Sustainable Vacation? Every year 2 million people travel along the Great Ocean Road, some staying a few days, some just doing a whirlwind trip to see the sights. The Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road serves international and domestic tourists to drive (consume resources) and eat (consume food) and view natural phenomena such

Haptic-ware

Gyungju Chyon

We experience our world through diverse stimuli perceived by our brain. As we grow from infant to child to adult, these stimuli develop into awareness, meanings and values. Sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. A move to a more ecological future requires a deeper

Sustainable Bodies and Urban Playgrounds: Movement Based Interaction for an alternative now

Frank Feltham & Jeffrey Hannam

Three key challenges for sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking how the designed environment can better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it is anticipated that a large proportion of the Australian population will be living in urban centres in medium-to-high density

Wearable Technologies for Creative Active Living

Studio Lecturer:                 Frank Feltham (RMIT)

Guest Lecturer:                  Joshua Batty (RMIT)

Research Partners:           Lian Loke (Design Lab, The University of Sydney) and Jodie McNeilly (Monash University)

Three key challenges for healthy sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking

The End, Dying Studio

Studio Leaders: Dr Soumitri Varadarajan & Dr Juliette Anich

The leading cause of death is birth, and since we have all been born, we will all die. Despite death’s certainty and a rapidly ageing population, Australian society struggles with accepting the final gesture of dying.

Moving against the mainstream tide of the pursuit for eternal youth and

Herbarium

with Din Heagney and Sophie Gaur

The Herbarium Studio is about internalising and addressing a new ecological consciousness through a focused and intensive examination of the plant world.

You will be introduced to complex systems theory, and the interrelationships between humans and the plant world through the study of a range of philosophical, cultural, artistic, scientific, and design projects.

The studio involves acknowledging and

Dirt Dreams: batch production in slip-cast ceramics

with Judith Glover

Ah…the humble porcelain bowl or cup…or is it? Could you make one? Could you make a thousand? Could you make any money? What else could you design and make if you understood the process—the possibilities of form, ornamentation and decoration not available in any other processes?

This studio will explore the rigours of slip-cast production. Students