Sydney students use digital fabrication to create the Game of Thrones topographical map

13 August 2013

The iconic digital map that appears in the opening credits of Game of Thrones gives us a brilliantly visual idea of what the land of Westeros might look like. But how would it look if it were mapped physically?

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning will run workshops to produce a large-scale topographical map of these imagined lands using 3D printing technology at Open Day on 31 August.

The process of digital modelling and fabrication allows designers to turn image into reality. The use of 3D printing technology has many varied and exciting applications; from reconstructing bones, replicating ancient artefacts and fossils, to creating scaled models for design purposes.

Turning the imagined world of Westeros into a tangible model will be a challenging and thrilling process, as students gain new experiences in the realm of digital modelling.

"I've learnt how the whole process worked and what it can do," said Patrick Butler, a current student who will talk to visitors at Open Day.

"I think Game of Thrones and digital fabrication are two completely unrelated things that are both really popular. It is really exciting to see them together," said Patrick.

"The Architectural and Technical Service Centre at the University of Sydney is a good place for students to learn things in practice. It has the latest technology on hand and the staff are incredibly helpful."

The map of Westeros will be finished during Open Day and students will demonstrate how this brilliant technology works whilst it is producing the map.

So if you are a big fan of Game of Thrones and want to learn more about the new digital modelling technology and how it works, come to our Open Day on 31 August and experience it yourself!

Event details:

What:University of Sydney Open Day

When: 9am-4pm, Saturday 31 August

Where: Camperdown campus, Architecture Precinct

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