Graphics Laptop Time

Whether it be for gaming, 3D visualisation, Simulation, 3D Modelling or a raft of other graphics intensive computing use - mobile hardware continues to evolve for us. I love that UNSW Built…


Creativity by Design

I had a great time at the UNSW S2 Learning & Teaching Forum yesterday. Great mix of Keynote (Shirley Alexander), parallel sessions and the posters. Shirley really kicked things off with a bang,…


Forum Poster

Dean Utian and I created a poster for the upcoming Learning and Teaching Forum here at UNSW. Our theme tries to explore the idea of employing more creative (design) tasks for students and the range…


Experimental Modelling

This years group of UNSW Architectural Computing students doing the Experimental Modelling course spend even more time generating form with Rhino and Grasshopper which they output through the 3D…


Poster Cartoon

I am working with Deano on a poster for the upcoming Learning and Teaching forum at uni where we are looking at how games use feedback as part of play and how that might inform feedback design for a…


Replicator Gen5 and Other Fun Things

One of the great revolutions that we are in the midst of is personal fabrication of all its various flavours. The rise of the 3D printer as an affordable service or in the office/home device means we…


Mcor Iris first prints

3D printing is in a real boom at the moment as innovators bring to market more interesting machines all the time. The Mcor Iris uses sheets of A4 paper glued and cut to build up the 3D models and…


COFA Annual 2013

While the COFA website is light-on for content on their big annual show so far, their revitalised campus makes for an impressive stage for all the student work to be displayed. I also didn't run…


The LuminoCity Show

This year's LuminoCity end of your Graduation Exhibition and event show for the Built Environment here at UNSW was on campus and it is still amazing to see what our building can be when creative…


LuminoCity 2013 Day 1

The big Graduand Exhibition and end-of-year event for UNSW Built Environment has begun - LuminoCity2013. This year we have transformed the main building where all these staff and students work at…


BE Media Wall

Our new 165" Media Wall (Video Wall) went in over the last week and it looks super. The back-of-the-lifts-wall in the Red Centre (Built Environment) gallery space has been crying out for a large…


MOOCiness

The hype and excitement around MOOCs in education is fascinating to watch (esp from the inside). The disruption that this type of education is set to bring to tertiary level education is very marked.…


Adobe, MOOCS and Our Identity

Yesterday proved to be fascinating in a range of ways for me, lets see if I can pick out a few things from the notes I took on the Galaxy Note 8 and then sum up. Adobe Create Now Roadshow The…


First Year Architecture and CryEngine

Here at Built Environment UNSW, thanks largely to Russell Lowe's innovative approach to the first session first year Architectural Design Course, we have a rich source of real-time explorations…


Martin Tamke from CITA talk

Interesting talk at UNSW BE tonight by Martin Tamke from CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture) a research centre at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. He talked through a…


Project Menu

I am the first to admit that my Masters of Digital Media hasn't just stalled, it is a cobweb-laden rusty heap on the side of the road. But that doesn't mean it isn't still much loved and with a…


City Data Visualisation

One of the inspired things our modern world facilitates is the coming together of data from various internet/web sources and some cool visualisation techniques to reveal patterns and meaning in that…


New SimCity

One of the greatest computer games of all time is the beautiful sim-game-hybrid SimCity which has evolved over the years and we are about to get the new SimCity in early March. From a quick…


Luminocity and Hypersurface

The Faculty of Built Environment had a few large shows at the end of this year for UNSW. We had several exhibitions as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival with some very groovy Hypersurface…


Middle Head Arch Comp Project

I thought it would be nice to highlight this video that covers the collaboration between the 3rd year Architectural Computing students here at UNSW and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The…