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29 Jul
SG2014 Urban Compaction Hong Kong 14-19 July

SIAL’s Research Cluster at SmartGeometry workshop Hong Kong 2014: Private Microclimates LINK TO CLUSTER HERE LINK TO ARCHITECT MAGAZINE: www.architectmagazine.com/technology/smartgeometry-drones-games-and-mathematics-are-whats-next-in-urban-design_o.aspx LINK TO SMARTGEOMETRY

18 Jun
MDIT Dark Basin presentation to City of Melbourne

SIAL MDIT students and staff presented the outcomes of the Darkbasin MDIT studio at City of Melbourne. The lunchtime presentation to City Design and associated staff which outlined the studio ideas and projects developed in the intensive. Great opportunity for the students to present and get feedback from the city, and continue discussion around the

16 Jun
Semester 2 MDIT applications still open

RMIT SIAL Master of Design Innovation and Technology is still accepting mid year applications from students commencing in July 2014. In Semester 2, this is an opportunity to learn about and create spatial soundscapes at the urban precinct scale and to undertake full scale digital-led fabrication for exhibition, including two weeks prototyping at ELISAVA in

04 Jun
New facility and spatial sound electives

Semester 1, 2014 has just concluded and was the first full semester teaching in the new facilities of SIAL Sound Studios. Housed on level 1 of the Design Hub, the studios include n-space with a 16 channel system for lectures, rehearsals, production and workshops. The main Pod studio currently has a 12 channel system. Both

02 Jun
Industry presentation to the AES Melbourne Chapter – SIAL Sound Studio research

Monday 2 June, 2014 Jim Barbour (PhD candidate and Lawrence Harvey, director of SIAL Sound Studios) presented a 2 hour talk to the Audio Engineering Society (AES) covering research in the Studios (2004-2014). Jim’s talk focussed on his PhD research “Designing Height in Acoustic Space”. Lawrence discussed projects in urban soundscape research, spatial performance and

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01 Jun
SIAL cluster at Smartgeometry 2014

Mani Williams, Mehrnoush Latifi, Daniel Prohasky will lead the Private Microclimates cluster at Smartgeometry 2014 (CUHK 14-19 July 2014 www.smartgeometry.org) with support from Profs Mark Burry and Simon Watkins.

01 Jun
SIAL MDIT – Responsive Environments Intensive

The second MDIT intensive Skin Breathing:Carapace Folding led by Jane Burry with Visiting Professor Nancy Cheng and post graduates Mehrnoush Latifi (thermal skins) and Daniel Prohasky (sensing atmosphere) concluded on Friday 16th May with the student groups demonstrating their responsive skin systems. Testing and refinement continues.

01 Jun
Nancy Cheng + Folding Surfaces

The Folding Surfaces project with Visiting Associate Professor Nancy Cheng from University of Oregon has been running at SIAL throughout Semester One. Undergraduate Architecture Elective students working with Nancy and Nick Williams exhibited their work in progress on Thursday 22nd May.

17 May
Daryl Buckley performances at Harvard and Standford Universities

SIAL Sound Studios PhD candidate Daryl Buckley recently performed Lens for his PhD in the following Elision Ensemble concerts: HARVARD 8:00pm, Saturday 17th May 2014 Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138 STANFORD : CCRMA 7:30pm, Saturday 24th May 2014 Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University,