Step into the future at open day

23 August 2010

A bar is a place typically known for social interaction, but what would it be like to interact with the bar itself?

Students from the University of Sydney's faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning have created a multi-touch table which creates a visual array of colours with the move of a glass, a fingertip, or even independently!

This creation was part of an independent study project as part of the Bachelor of Design Computing program.

The students responsible say the multi-touch screens could enhance the visual atmosphere of a bar with their spectacular colours, using technology to enhance social interaction.

This and many other projects including innovative iPhone applications and an interactive DVD store terminal will be on display at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning's Wilkinson building at the University of Sydney's Open Day on Saturday August 28.

Students interested in seeing the interactive design projects can visit the Wilkinson building between 12 and 2pm and the University will be open from 9:30am to 4pm.

Metamorphoses, an exhibition of Digital Architecture works from the Master of Architecture program, will also be open during the day, at the Tin Sheds Gallery.

Future students will also be able to explore the diverse range of degree programs on offer at the University of Sydney. Talks will be held on the Architecture program at 11.00am, 12.30 and 1.30pm, and the Design Computing program at 11.30am and 1.00pm. All 16 faculties will be hosting mini-lectures in addition to academics and faculty representatives being on hand at information stalls to answer any query they might have.

There will also be regular tours of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning's Wilkinson building.

Contact: John Elliott

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