Meet the VSAs – Marius

The VSAs are the amazing folk who greet you at the service desk, provide you with caffeine and support you in all your adventures through time and space here at the Edge. They are essentially humble super humans without whom this place could not run. We thought you might enjoy finding out more about these mysterious creatures, so we will be quizzing them and introducing them to you over the next little while.

Meet Marius ….


Where there is muck…

People spend a lot of time and money trying to stop algae from growing (think pool chemicals, water-jet cleaners and under-sink filters) so why would you want to learn how to keep green slime happy and productive?   Maybe because you want to make sustainable biodiesel, or omega-3 fatty acids, or natural colouring agents, or …

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Hello 2018

So that was 2017, and now it’s 2018 with all its shine still in the wrapper (so to speak). 2017 saw The Edge turn seven (!), delivering hundreds of workshops, dozens of outreach activities and expanding the Fabrication Lab to include the CNC Router, vacuum formers (our favourite new toy), sous vides and roto-casters – …

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Who needs words when there are pictures …?

Guest post by Sabrina, from the Photography in Brisbane meetup   Do you have a smartphone? Do you want to learn to express yourself in a new way? Then join our mobile photography and storytelling meetups where we will share, discuss and develop the views that different communities have of Brisbane. I am a passionate …

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Cardboard Kaiju – What?

Cardboard Kaiju is part of the One Last Apocalypse project that we’ve been delivering at The Edge for the past six months. It’s a project that has explored the idea of apocalypse as change and has given The Edge team the opportunity to reconnect with programming from years ago: The Zombie Climate Apocalypse. There have …

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The Edge now has Adobe XD

  The Edge now has Adobe XD. If you’re a UX/UI, interaction, product, graphic or web designer, this tool will help you prototype and wireframe designs, as well as map out interactions and high fidelity designs. Adobe XD is intuitive, and helps you reuse similar elements with powerful tools like the Repeat Grid. You can …

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Social Letter-Heads have The Edge

Guest blog post by, Helen Kelly of Brisbane Hand Lettering Meetup We’ve come a long LONG way together The Edge & I. December 2017 marks the second year that Brisbane Hand Lettering meet-ups started. Little did I know the first time I booked 2 window bays that day and put the call out on social …

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My Edge Residency

Guest post by, Rachael Bartram My name is Rachael and I am an emerging artist based in Brisbane. Collage and drawing are intrinsic to my art practice, with mixed media and video also forming significant channels in work. My work explores issues concerned with identity, feminism, self-awareness and reflexivity. Through my collage work, I switch …

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DIY School Holiday Activities for Kids

Take out the paper, pens, beads, and old CDs and start making with these six workshop plans that investigate the science of light! You’ll explore complex ideas via simple techniques, creating hands–on experiments and DIY devices that explore this fundamental science. Keep reading below for the list of available workshop plans, or download them for …

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Apocalypse Design Meetups

We’ve run book clubs, game nights, and ideation workshops on the theme Apocalypse, and now, we’re preparing to realise your ideas of an apocalyptic world with Apocalypse Design Meetups! Earlier this month, in the ideation workshops you (our wonderful community) sifted through ideas, thoughts, fantasies, and big brainstorming to round out four solid ideas for …

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