Plant Cell Culture

Yesterday I spent most of my time looking into plant cell culture or micropropogation (plant multiplication in vitro).   It has a number of parallels with animal cell culture, but carries a lower risk for participants, particularly in a public space like The Edge. From information available online there are several ways of propagating plants in the lab. …

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DNA ‘transplants’

First off Happy New Year to everyone! I am just back from a week hiatus eating too much food and indulging in excessive sleep and French champagne. Fantastic! Back at The Edge I am grateful for air conditioning and espresso, and am excited about continuing with project development. My interest in plants and genetic engineering …

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Inspiration: ESP and Mind Control

I recently watched the movie Red Lights which stars Sigourney Weaver as a psychologist and paranormal investigator/critic.  The movie made me think back to my parent’s collection of paranormal magazines from the 80s (The Unexplained) which presented various articles from Uri Geller’s  spoon bending to alien abduction and theories of the hollow earth. One of …

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Inspiration: Grafting

As mentioned in my previous post, I am really interested in exploring plant grafting as part of my engagement at The Edge.  My grandfather used to be an avid gardener and he often grafted fruit trees so that they would bear a variety of different types of fruit on the same tree or enable hardier …

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First week as a Catalyst at The Edge

Well, I’ve just started my first week at The Edge as the 2013 Catalyst for Fringes (working across Art, Science, Technology and Enterprise). To provide a bit of context: For the past five years I have been working across art and science, primarily in the field of contemporary art and cell and tissue culture with …

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First Character Concepts

We’re heading straight for the first real phase of production where the previous milestone was all about concepts, preparations, planning and settling in. The last few weeks have gone better than expected and we’re currently ahead of schedule, something that will be beneficial in the coming milestone which is a “tad” ambitious. The plan has …

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Meet NJ Yilmaz

Four the next four months, two hip game designers, Phil and NJ, will be calling The Edge their Jedi Temple. If that makes no sense you, you best read on. Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do? In a Galaxy Far Far away…… was a lad named Nejdet Yilmaz. He …

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Meet Phil Gullberg

  Four the next four months, two hip game designers, Phil and NJ, will be calling The Edge home. We had a chat to Phil to see if we could work out how one goes from playing with Lego in Sweden to developing games in Brisbane. We tried to coax out of him a little …

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Stop Motion Animation

In our recent Intro to Stop Motion Animation workshop, Jett made this cute little animation. Enjoy!  


Crowdfunded 3D Printers for The Edge

We’re under a month away from completing our first Pozible crowdfunding campaign, which will see 3D printers available for you to use at The Edge. If this campaign is successfully funded it will create the first public resource of its kind in Queensland, you will be able to walk into The Edge, book a printer …

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