New AUXILIARY programmes launching soon


AUXILIARY Design School is proud to announce two forthcoming programmes; AUXILIARY ONE and AUXILIARY PLUS. Are you a high school student that’s interested in design, technology and innovation? Do you like to draw and build things? Then AUXILIARY ONE might be for you. A week long programme, AUXILIARY ONE, will give you an opportunity to …

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Positive Failure – The Road to Failure (lab)

Jeremy Staples

You read correctly: positive failure. Can failure be positive? Can success exist without failure? Or is failure simply part of doing and learning along the way? This is something that I’ve recently put a lot of thought into as I’ve been invited to be a storyteller at the inaugural event FailureLab Sydney: The Highs & …

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#MADETODAY – When your mailbox is on its last legs…

The finished product, modeled with Thor (left) and Zeus (right).

By Talia Yat, Maker and Creator When my mailbox door fell off its hinges for the hundredth time, I knew it was time for an upgrade, but not just any upgrade would do. Being a huge lover of the canine variety, I simply needed a dog mailbox in my life – one that would stand …

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Isabelle de Kleine: The beauty of psychological mis-interpretation

Isabelle's interview

By Ben Carr, The Edge’s Events and Technical Office (and filmmaker, producer, editor and Director) Isabelle de Kleine: The beauty of psychological mis-interpretation from The Edge, SLQ on Vimeo.   Since The Edge opened in 2010 I have been able to work across a number of roles within the organisation, and one of the standout …

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#MADETODAY – Turning ideas into a business

Fractured Lace

From testing and prototyping to developing a product for sale, Kat Johnston, the owner of Fractured Lace shares how she’s transformed her ideas into a business with the help of the Fabrication Lab. Kat Johnston is now a regular in The Edge’s basement, know by name by the staff and a few of the other regulars, she’s …

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#MADETODAY – Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Bringing a vintage synthesizer back to life

Two of The Edge’s front of house team (and professional musicians), Andy Balzat and Sunny Verma, share how they brought their vintage synthesizers back to life with the help of some youtube videos, tools and soldering.   To start with, we had two vintage ROLAND Juno 106 synthesizers – one for studio and one for …

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Australia’s first Startup Weekend for Creative Tech

QUT Startup Weekend

Do you have a bright idea that could disrupt an industry? Know how to turn problems into solutions? Think you have what it takes to launch a business idea in a weekend? Then, listen up! QUT Creative Enterprise Australia is hosting Australia’s first Startup Weekend for Creative Tech. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where …

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A well-travelled group of community broadcasters

Radio in Colour 4ZZZ

A guest blog post by Samantha Moreno – 4ZZZ producer and Journalism student at UQ. Every Thursday morning for six months in 2015, a team of volunteers from around the globe got together at The Edge to pool ideas and stories to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Brisbane community radio 4ZZZ. The team produced a 21-part …

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What we’re making in the basement

The Edge, Makerspace

So we’re open again, which is a story we’ve told people a lot over the past six years. We’re open again after the flood (five years ago). We’re open again after the storms (eighteen months ago). We’re open again after the G20 summit (again eighteen months ago; it was a busy year). We’re open after …

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Music Production Courses at The Edge

What do Flying Lotus, Daft Punk, Gotye, St Vincent, Pete Townshend (The Who), Diplo and Hermitude all have in common (apart from being successful musicians and producers)? They’re all Ableton Live users!   Ableton Live software is a music creation and live performance tool that is almost ubiquitous in both commercial and home studios. It’s …

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