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UQ Interaction Design Exhibit

Experience the latest technology projects at the UQ Interaction Design Exhibit! View interactive prototypes developed by UQ’s Bachelor of Multimedia Design and Master of Interaction Design students from the course Physical Computing and Interaction Design Studio.
 

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The exhibition gives you the opportunity to meet the new generation of Interaction Designers and discover the latest physical computing projects from UQ’s Multimedia and Interaction Design students.

This year’s theme for the studio is ‘Designing for playful and open-ended interactions in everyday life’, and projects will revolve around four key areas – healthy ageing, learning in early years, street computing and social presence and awareness.

Don’t miss a great opportunity to see how multimedia design professionals bridge the gap between the physical and digital world!

WEDNESDAY 3 JUNE 2015
School Groups: 12pm – 5pm
Industry & Public: 5pm – 7pm

If you would like to arrange a group school visit, please email schools@eait.uq.edu.au.

 


AUXILIARY Design Exhibition

Auxiliary Design School

Our designers successfully nailed their final presentation to Sunbeam, and in a flash, the first ever AUXILIARY programme has come to an end. Fourteen intense but rewarding weeks later we are proud to present AUXILIARY’s Alpha Class!
 

AUXILIARY Design School

 

DESIGN EXHIBITION OPEN FROM SATURDAY 23 MAY
AUXILIARY Design School is proud to present our first end-of-programme exhibition. Come and see the results of our designers’ epic efforts from the past 14 weeks as they display design projects produced on site at The Edge’s new Fabrication Lab for our prime industry sponsor Sunbeam Australia. Design concepts for 4 Pines Brewing Company’s Vostok Space Beer programme will also be on display.

 


AUXILIARY Design Exhibition

Auxiliary Design School

Our designers successfully nailed their final presentation to Sunbeam, and in a flash, the first ever AUXILIARY programme has come to an end. Fourteen intense but rewarding weeks later we are proud to present AUXILIARY’s Alpha Class!
 

AUXILIARY Design School

 

DESIGN EXHIBITION OPEN FROM SATURDAY 23 MAY
AUXILIARY Design School is proud to present our first end-of-programme exhibition. Come and see the results of our designers’ epic efforts from the past 14 weeks as they display design projects produced on site at The Edge’s new Fabrication Lab for our prime industry sponsor Sunbeam Australia. Design concepts for 4 Pines Brewing Company’s Vostok Space Beer programme will also be on display.

 


AUXILIARY Design Exhibition

Auxiliary Design School

Our designers successfully nailed their final presentation to Sunbeam, and in a flash, the first ever AUXILIARY programme has come to an end. Fourteen intense but rewarding weeks later we are proud to present AUXILIARY’s Alpha Class!
 

AUXILIARY Design School

 

DESIGN EXHIBITION OPEN FROM SATURDAY 23 MAY
AUXILIARY Design School is proud to present our first end-of-programme exhibition. Come and see the results of our designers’ epic efforts from the past 14 weeks as they display design projects produced on site at The Edge’s new Fabrication Lab for our prime industry sponsor Sunbeam Australia. Design concepts for 4 Pines Brewing Company’s Vostok Space Beer programme will also be on display.

 


Venomous reptiles and their toxins

BrisScience

With chilling tales of dangerous encounters with taipans, king cobras and arctic vipers, komodo dragons, vampire bats and an Antarctic giant octopus, Associate Professor Bryan Fry brings to life his work with venoms and discusses their potential uses for society.

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FREE EVENT / REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

Pushing beyond their importance in maintaining ecological balance, Bryan looks at the world’s most dangerous animals as rich sources of novel compounds for use in drug design and development.

Join him as he takes us on a journey through his passion (some would say obsession) for venoms, and a career that has seen him visit over 40 countries and work with some of the most unique creatures on the planet.

 

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Venomous reptiles and their toxins

BrisScience

With chilling tales of dangerous encounters with taipans, king cobras and arctic vipers, komodo dragons, vampire bats and an Antarctic giant octopus, Associate Professor Bryan Fry brings to life his work with venoms and discusses their potential uses for society.

REGISTER HERE

 
 
FREE EVENT / REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

Pushing beyond their importance in maintaining ecological balance, Bryan looks at the world’s most dangerous animals as rich sources of novel compounds for use in drug design and development.

Join him as he takes us on a journey through his passion (some would say obsession) for venoms, and a career that has seen him visit over 40 countries and work with some of the most unique creatures on the planet.

 

FIND OUT MORE

 


Venomous reptiles and their toxins

BrisScience

With chilling tales of dangerous encounters with taipans, king cobras and arctic vipers, komodo dragons, vampire bats and an Antarctic giant octopus, Associate Professor Bryan Fry brings to life his work with venoms and discusses their potential uses for society.

REGISTER HERE

 
 
FREE EVENT / REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

Pushing beyond their importance in maintaining ecological balance, Bryan looks at the world’s most dangerous animals as rich sources of novel compounds for use in drug design and development.

Join him as he takes us on a journey through his passion (some would say obsession) for venoms, and a career that has seen him visit over 40 countries and work with some of the most unique creatures on the planet.

 

FIND OUT MORE

 


What do you make when you have a new laser cutter..?

… an egg cup Dalek.
We bet you didn’t see that one coming!

 
Some may say why? Others may say why not…? An egg cup Dalek is a great idea! But frankly, the egg cup doesn’t matter as much as WE HAVE A LASER CUTTER!! You may have thought that the Fabrication Lab couldn’t get much better; that the 3D printers, sewing machines, tools and CNC were pretty cool, but we think we’ve just topped it!

Are you ready to play? Access to the Laser Cutter works like all the other resources in the Fabrication Lab. To book the resource you first need to complete a safety induction. But, we haven’t released any inductions for the Laser Cutter yet. If you’d like to be informed when the inductions are running, register your details with us, and we’ll put you on the priority waiting list.

ADD ME TO THE WAITLIST

 


Cheers to Beck and cake.

Greetings. I’ll keep this brief for once.

It’s my second last week here at The Edge and I feel like my time here has gone by incredibly fast. I cannot attest the same for Beck and Tegan whom, having received the brunt of my rambunctious (and more often than not cringe-worthy) behaviour, are probably ready to break open the champagne.

Speaking of champagne, today was the last day for Sally so it was only fitting that we had some bubbly and cupcakes for lunch. Sophie and I thought that it was possibly a cruel joke, building up our expectations of ‘the real world’. Where else does your supervisor caution you to stop working as it’s time for cake?

party image

Cake has been a good friend to me this week given that I’ve returned to editing the first three case studies that I wrote up. It’s not that I don’t like editing; it’s just that I resent it for forcing me to look back at my own work, which I can never really come around to liking. (I’m fairly certain I briefly touched on this in an earlier post.)

Beck has also been friendly throughout the editing process having substituted her red pen for a less soul-smushing blue Staedtler. She’s still trying to beat the commas out of me (they’re my last wall of defence); fortunately I think that as a result some of her masterful ways are rubbing off.

Once again one of my biggest challenges was cutting down several paragraphs into a matter of lines. Four lines to be precise. It started off being quite difficult but became easier as I grew better at identifying the most important information. And I have to admit that seeing a page full of equal length paragraphs was quite rewarding.

That’s it.


You can’t have your glass half-empty and eat it too

I’m not sure that the title is exactly what I’m looking for in terms of thematic foreshadowing — but my life is full of mixed metaphors, so tough.

I’m proud to announce that I’ve officially hit the halfway mark of my internship with The Edge. 80 hours of intense literary mastication, and I’m beginning to feel like my shiny intern gloss is slowly being scraped away and the soft, mushy parts where my self-esteem used to be are now non-specific clusters of minerals and trauma… I’m completely joking mostly, so far it’s been awesome fun and a really great experience — exactly like the brochure said!

Amongst other things, I’ve finally put the staff profiles behind me. The whole process was quite in-depth and the last points of editing included tone, length (I edited them all to fit in the same amount of lines) and general avoidance of repetition between profiles (particularly members within the same team). I’m glad to be moving on to something new and I’m probably 70% happy with what I handed to Beck, but I suppose that’s always the way with one’s own work. As I’ve said in previous posts, one of the best things I’ve taken from the experience so far is to know when to let go of something, and to also place less emotion into my general work (note the aforementioned transition of mushy parts to non-specific clusters).

Coming up next week I’ll be starting work on writing content for current programs as well as a select few of the previous projects that have gone on here at The Edge. I got to choose from a list and naturally my first pick was the Zombie Climate Apocalypse. I’ll also be writing about the Mad Scientist Tea Party (a great party theme in my opinion) and the Science Fair, so keep your eyes peeled — or for a less coarse approach, pulped — for a look at some of the great stuff from The Edge’s past. I’ll also try to include a couple of the best photos I come across during my digital trawling.

zombie 1

One of the many photos documenting The Edge’s Zombie Climate Apocalypse

I suppose what I was trying to woefully allude to with the title, is that if you don’t have a positive outlook, chances are you’re not going to enjoy your internship/whatever you’re doing. And usually to get to the super-cool-fun-stuff you have to trudge through the tough and tedious, and remaining positive through the latter can sometimes be a mission. So far, that hasn’t been the case in my experience and whether it has been because of the people, the content or the general work environment, even usually menial tasks (e.g. capitalising) at The Edge result in stumbling across something new and interesting.

Wish me luck for the second half of my stay! I’m looking forward to it, but with the finish line imminent I’m not sure whether my own emotional glass is half-full or half-empty. Stay tuned for more self-cognitive epiphanies.

At this monumental point in time, a piece of advice for future interns: always eat the cake. If you don’t it will go stale — or sour if it’s a cheesecake.