This article for Griffith Review’s Who We Are explored the history of migration in Parramatta, and how this ‘cradle of the colony’ is being re-imagined in an era of rapid social and cultural transformation in the city.Read More
More and more of our daily lives – how we work, how we navigate, how we learn and how we entertain ourselves – take place through the interface of glowing rectangular screens. As a consequence there is mounting concern about what smartphones are doing to our attention spans, our capacity for random human interactions and our self-esteem.Read More
It’s now widely recognised that, despite the rhetoric of technology vendors, much of the early investment in smart cities failed to demonstrate significant benefits to cities and their citizens.Read More
Recent reflections from an emerging city indicators type on the downsides to liveability metrics.Read More
Reinvigorating the space of Rutherford's Den in the heart of Christchurch, NZ, meant returning to the story of Ernest Rutherford's life, his imaginative and experimental genius as a scientist, and his impact on our modern world.Read More
What is matter?
What is energy?
What is light?
Curious minds have asked these questions since ancient times. So begins our Radiant Matter installation for Rutherford's Den. Featured as a centrepiece of the new space, the installation creates an immersive space in which to experience historical ideas about the nature of light, matter and energy.Read More
How do the spaces around us change the way we think? This question is the focus of a new physical interactive I've developed with the Esem Projects team for the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Do we really do our best thinking in an office, or classroom, or maybe its the best ideas that come in the shower, or while working in a cafe? Let the coloured magnets be a guide...Read More
Ultimately, whether or not we want to call our cities ‘smart’, digital disruption is transforming our cities’ infrastructures and services in fundamental ways (ask any taxi driver).Read More