Transforming the urban landscape with creative technologies – Thursday Night Lectures
Ollie Bown + Luke Hespanhol + Martin Tomitsch + Miriama Young
This talk will look at the use of creative technologies for turning everyday places into playful spaces. Providing examples and stories from the making of Solstice LAMP, a large-scale interactive installation that will be exhibited at Vivid Sydney 2013, the talk will highlight opportunities, challenges, and the processes behind making public large interactive installations.
Oliver Bown holds a PhD from the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London. As well as being a composer and performer, he has worked as an interactive sound designer for digital installation artworks and has developed software for music creation and performance. He maintains a music and audio software library for the popular creative programming environment Processing.
Luke Hespanhol holds Master degrees in Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design by the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (2010) and in Interaction Design & Electronic Arts by the University of Sydney (2012). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Design Lab, University of Sydney. Luke’s research and art practice focus on the transformation of public spaces through interactive electronic interventions.
Martin Tomitsch is a lecturer and researcher at the Design Lab in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney. He teaches interaction design and human–computer interaction in the Bachelor in Design Computing and Master in Interaction Design & Electronic Arts programs. His research focuses on the creative use of emergent technologies to improve everyday life.
Miriama Young holds a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Miriama writes music for film, dance, radio, live electronics and fixed media, voices and instruments. Her interactive installations have featured in New York City’s Puffin Room and Gallery 138.
The Thursday Night Lecture series explores the latest approaches to architecture, design and the built environment. Each year, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning selects speakers from amongst our lecturers, alumni and distinguished industry professionals to share their approaches to the challenges our society faces. The lectures are held in the Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney.
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