Interactive Media Lab
Co-directed by Dr Ollie Bown and Dr Tricia Flanagan, the Interactive Media Lab researches emerging media technologies and their application in creative work. Research areas include immersive environments, data visualisation, media architecture and media facades, spatial audio, wearable technology, biofeedback, music and performance technology, and the potential for creative agency in machines.
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 School of Art & Design students interested in interactive media
IML academic staff run courses for students enrolled at Art & Design:
UNSW School of 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