Sensing Nature

with Jeff Hannam

Today we face increasing environmental challenges than ever before. The alarming loss of habitat diversity, decline of natural resources, urban development and air pollution – yet confronting these challenges not only demands changes to the way we live, but as designers we occupy a unique space for helping to communicate directly to issues and concepts that are widely viewed as being situated within the public domain, but are less a part of everyday experience. Through the linking of ecoacoustic approaches, sonic information design and fabrication, students in Sensing Nature studio present creative works that aim to bridge this growing socio-ecological gap. This studio is a collaboration with McClelland Gallery and works developed in this studio will be presented as part of the McClelland galleries outdoor sound exhibition in November.

Highlights (headphones recommended)



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Hello, world. How are you?

Here’s our second edition of ne/x/t. We hope you enjoy this theme created specially for Semester 2, 2020: convergent rings and orbits of inter-connected disciplines, and all the people that make it happen – the MDIT community coming together to draw the academic year to a close.

Once again, this exhibition is made possible only through the collection of great work from students, supported and curated by their tutors amidst the busy virtual landscape of online learning. Kudos to everyone for the help contributed!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

MDIT Student Team

Sushmita Deb
Suresh Saicharan Maniganahalli
Sowmiya Selvakumaraswamy

Concept, Design & Code

Chuan Khoo


Illiyanna Ibrahim

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No MDIT exhibition – digital or otherwise – happens without a collection of great work from students, supported and curated by their tutors. Thanks to EVERYONE for the help contributed!

A special mention goes to Illiyanna Ibrahim, our information wrangler, content uploader and design front-liner, for your hard work fine-tuning and assembling the nearly 500 articles of media, text and supporting content.

Thanks Hartwig Bentele & Kunstmatrix for your technical support.

We’d also like to extend our gratitude to the following students who volunteered (despite their busy coursework) what precious time they had to help sort out the finer details of digital media work:

Video chat

Guglielmo ‘Bosco-sorry-my-laptop-died’ Bartilomo

3D lightbake tester

Sowmiya ‘yes-Chuan-click-UV-unwrap’ Selvakumaraswamy

Media queries

Suresh ‘should-we-unit-test?’ Saicharan Maniganahalli

Web tester

Diego ‘nicest tester alive award’ Garetto Morande

Thanks for visiting and fare thee well – across the digital ether. Be well; be kind.

– Chuan Khoo
MDIT Associate Lecturer
Interaction Design & Technologies

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