Interactive Media Lab
Our Interactive Media Lab (IML) is a new open-access facility where students and staff are welcome to share skills, discuss ideas and experiment with creative coding methods and interactive technologies.
Our vision is to be an accessible and inclusive environment for creative engagement with interactive technologies, facilitating opportunities for skill development, a place for exchange and critical discussion, and a hub for connecting students and researchers with Sydney’s vibrant interactive media industry.
The Lab is an initiative of UNSW Art & Design and the currently led by faculty lecturers and interactive media practitioners Dr Oliver Bown, Brad Miller, Dr George Khut, and Dr Alex Davies, with Luke Killen and the Computing Services Unit.
The Interactive Media Lab invites participation and involvement from all staff and students at UNSW Art & Design. The IML team is focussed on increasing the participation of women in all aspects of the Lab.
Open Access Events
Throughout the year the Interactive Media Lab offers a dynamic program of talks, demonstrations and workshops presented by UNSW students, staff and guest artists, leading designers, pioneering producers and creative technologists.
These creative and media industry engaged events to provide informal opportunities for skill sharing and exchange – and are central to our vision for the Interactive Media Lab as a hands-on maker space and creative hub.
If you are interested in running a workshop involving interactive media, get in touch with us today and let’s discuss how we can facilitate your workshop, talk or demonstration event.
Some of the equipment available to students and staff includes:
- High end graphics development computer and a selection of Phidget inputs
- Eye Tribe Eye Tracker
- ZED Stereo Cameras
- Epson EB-575We Ultrashort throw Projectors x 2
- MUSE Brainwave sensors for neurofeeback interactions x 4
- ZOTAC Mini PC’s for mobile and outdoor installations x 4
- Genelec 8030 - active speaker system for 5.1 surround sound
- RME Fireface and a RME Octamic II - 8 Channel Microphone Preamp
- BARE conductive touch boards x 9
- Collection of Manfrotto clamps and rigging equipment for AV installation
Suggested courses for UNSW Art & Design students interested in interactive media
IML academic staff run courses for students enrolled at Art & Design:
UNSW Art & Design's Interactive Media stream is open to all 2nd and 3rd Year students enrolled in Bachelor Media Arts, Fine Arts, and Design. There are 2 introductory courses: ADAD2400 Tactical Systems and ADAD2402 Tangible Computing; and two advanced courses: ADAD3400 Interactive Installation and ADAD3402 Interactive Visualisation.
The Interaction Design stream is open to students enrolled in Masters (coursework) Design, and Fine Arts, there are two introductory courses: SDES9311 Interaction Design Foundations and SDES9312 Human-Centred Design Methods; and two advanced studios: SDES9315 Interactive Exhibitions and SDES9316 Wearable & Biosensing.
Check out IML's Dr Oliver Bown speak about Creativity in Artificial Intelligence with Kazjon Grace from University of Sydney