MDA Student Hub launches at The Edge

MDA Student Hub

The MDA Brisbane Student Hub, a free support service for international students, will open its doors at The Edge this week! Brisbane is home to over 75,000 international students from over 160 different countries and the Brisbane Student Hub is the first of its kind here in Queensland. Students can drop in between 12pm-5pm on …

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Call for entries – Digital Portraiture Award

National Portrait Gallery Thumb

The National Portrait Gallery has opened the Call for Entries for the annual Digital Portraiture Award, where an artist will win $10,000 cash and an artistic residency valued at $10,000 with The Edge. Now in its fifth year, the Award seeks to extend the traditional notion of portraiture to the digital realm and encourages creative thinking. …

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DIY School Holiday Activities

MAKEIT Activity

Guest Post by Moreton Bay Regional Libraries Last school holidays, Moreton Bay Library staff dusted off their facilitator skills and provided local kids with an opportunity to create kaleidoscopes and periscopes, using The Edge’s MAKEIT Workshop Plans and Light Box kit. Overall, 75 kids were engaged with the STEAM programs and feedback was very positive, …

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A STEAMpunk Wind-up LED

Earlier this year, The Edge was approached by Independent Schools Queensland to participate in a Makerspace Roadshow running across the State from April to September… …and since the best way of learning is by doing, we developed a new workshop that not only encapsulates what we have learned about how to engage young people with …

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AUXILIARY is calling for applicants for AUXILIARY PLUS – a six week foundational Industrial Design course that teaches sketching, lo-fi prototyping and CAD. It is open to students, professionals and creatives wanting to supercharge their design skills. AUXILIARY PLUS is also a preparatory primer for the client sponsored AUXILIARY X programme. Students from the inaugural …

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Catching a Joule Thief in the act…

Joule Thief

  The Edge Programming team has been exploring ways to make use of the Joule thief circuit, which as the name suggests dangles a tantalizing prospect of getting energy out of systems that usually want to keep it to themselves. Think squeezing the last drops of power from an apparently dead battery, or harvesting the …

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NIME Unconference Interview with Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas

Live instrumentation doesn’t stop at guitar, bass and drums. In addition to acoustic instruments there are an increasing number of performers making use of DIY controllers and unique hardware in their performances. NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance. In 2016 NIME comes …

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A sense of place

Guest post by, Darren Harris What does the word ‘landscape’ mean to you? It means many things to many different people, including a beautiful place, a spiritual connection with the land, a painting, a photograph, somewhere to holiday away from the city, land to be topographically surveyed, a garden to be landscaped, a backdrop to …

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The Design Kids


Guest post by, Chloe Anna I’m Chloe Anna – I put my hand up to get involved with The Design Kids and host their monthly Brisbane events almost 2 years ago now and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Before I jump into me, myself and I. I’ll start with a …

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Residency Journal: Linda Clark

Collage Experiment, Linda Clark

Guest post by, Linda Clark As the winner of the Gray Puksand Digital Art Award in the 2015 Queensland Regional Art Awards, Linda Clark received a fully funded two week residency at The Edge. Here she talks about her experiences at The Edge, where she developed the conceptual basis of a new body of work. Initially I was …

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