BrisMakerFest – What a day!

A few weeks ago we hosted the inaugural BrisMakerFest in partnership with Department of State Development. It was a Saturday all about making and maker culture in, industry, education, and community. There were 3D printers, drones and hackerspace, schools, teachers and genius students; all showcasing what is awesome and possible in Queensland. For me, BrisMakerFest …

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Not your average book club

Book Club

The Edge hasn’t ventured into book-club territory before, but we thought it was about time that we did – with an Edge spin, of course! The Edge book club will be more than turning pages. Over three Monday nights in the month of July (and one Wednesday in August!), we’ll discuss song lyrics, a well-known novel, an …

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ENTRIES OPEN: QUEENSLAND REGIONAL ART AWARDS 2017

Flying Arts

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development. In 2017, the QRAA theme is ‘Iconic Queensland’. Queensland is rich with iconic structures, people, locations, events and lifestyles …

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#MADETODAY – Re-making Mega Fauna

Walking Chicken

Guest post by, Joseph Burgess For me, The Edge is the Swiss-army-knife of creativity agency. Aside from having hand tools, 3D printers, sewing machines, soldering irons and above average coffee, there is a community that is thriving on creativity. Everybody is doing their own unique thing and it’s always cool to see what people get …

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A week in the life of an Edge Resident

Donna Davis

Guest post by, Donna Davis, recipient of the Flying Arts 2017 Digital Art Award Winning the ‘The Edge Digital Art Award’ as part of the Queensland Regional Art Awards meant that I could undertake a one-week residency at The Edge. I had previously undertaken some short courses at The Edge so knew that this residency …

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Not another apocalypse…

One Last Apocalypse

The Edge has been in the apocalypse business before. Back in 2011 (it doesn’t seem that long ago) as a part of the Festival of Ideas we delivered the Climate Zombie Apocalypse; a live-action zombie adventure game that took over the entire Edge building, turning the space into a wasteland of community volunteers in full …

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13 Ways to Start a Fire

13 ways to start a fire

Humans have been using fire to change landscapes, cook food and keep the dark away for years, but for a portion of time, natural sources like lightning and volcanoes were the only source. When stone tool-making taught us about friction, and twine-making gave a way to harness this effect, humans began to make fire, as …

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Stranger sounds – Subtractive synthesis

subtractive synthesizer

Anyone who has seen the award-winning, science fiction series ‘Stranger Things’ will have observed the soundtrack is dominated by synth sounds of the 80s. Canadian group Survive composed the soundtrack almost exclusively using vintage ‘subtractive’ synthesizers (e.g. Korg Mono/Poly, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Roland SH-101).      So what exactly is a subtractive synthesizer? Subtractive synthesis is …

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QMusic’s Industry Connect – A free program for emerging musicians

QMusic Industry Connect

Industry Connect is a new music program bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland (and The Edge!) to help anyone interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry.  QMusic’s Industry Connect program is designed to help early/intermediate career musicians and workers get the knowledge, relationships and opportunities they need to succeed! Industry Connect provides …

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