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Steam’s up for the Prime Minister

September 16, 2008

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Well that was an interesting afternoon.     We’ve been to the opening of the Emperor’s Dragons at the Otago Museum.  Then, after nearly 90 minutes of speeches (being translated three ways), Phil and I dashed to the Dunedin Gas Works Museum for for another  function.  The reason for the busyness was the Prime Minister. […]

Heritage wayfaring

November 26, 2007

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Did I mention that I take pictures of signs? Yes, I believe I did. As part of the Dunedin heritage project we’re looking at a permanent record of the city heritage. So, in my travels I’ve been looking at heritage wayfaring. Here’s the Flickr set. The trick now is going to be to integrate the […]

Streaming Kaikorai plans

November 19, 2007

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Dr Simon McMillian is a science teacher at Kaikorai College in Dunedin. We have worked with him previously when he had a Royal Society Fellowship to work on community-based environmental management around the Kaikorai Stream. One of my project groups helped him establish teaching resources based around the installation of a real-time monitoring station in […]

Understanding past to plan for future – update

September 3, 2007

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Update on the Romantic City. I’m just back from presenting the project to the Dunedin City Council Planning and Environment committee. Their response: wow (mine? …phew). Flis Butcher introduced us to the committee, along with perhaps 20 Council officials and members of the public. We talked about the importance of having an understanding of where […]

Romantic City project moving fast

August 16, 2007

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Yesterday I wrote of plans to develop a 3D interactive timeline/map of our city. It’s moving fast and there’s nothing like a good idea to get people excited and engaged. Interest in your surroundings is perhaps the first and most important step in sustainability so it is great to find a computing based project that […]

Sustaining Dunedin’s Heritage

August 16, 2007

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We’re just starting a major project to visualise every Dunedin building, ever. We’re aiming for a 3D immersive environment for any given date (perhaps with a timeline slider). In addition to the general coolness and education value, we’re hoping that it can be used as a modelling tool, say if some wants a new development […]