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Posts from ACTS: Jennifer McMillin engages students

October 7, 2008


Jennifer McMillin from ANUgreen spoke at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability conference in Christchurch last week.   Jennifer talked about Engaging students in campus sustainability: learning experiences, using campus as laboratory. The focus of her talk was ways of engaging the majority of students who “don’t come looking for courses on sustainability”.  This has benefits as a learning […]

A diaspora of objects from the Yukon

October 25, 2007


Complementing our paper is Sarah Charlie, Ed Krahn‘s paper Searching For Our Heritage. This, they describe as a work in progress – that started in 1987 and will probably never be finished. In short, they are working to identify Yukon artifacts scattered in museums around the world- a different sort of diaspora! A big part […]

Clever twist on “less stuff”

October 20, 2007


The strapline for the DoTT07 Festival is “Better lives with less stuff”.  At a display focussing on improved energy management as a means to urban renewal there is an interesting twist on “less stuff”.  As part of the process energy consveration measures are supplied in a “saverbox”.  At the festival itself the organisers recognise that the “less […]

Transparent calculator, or socially aware computing?

October 12, 2007


The Design Museum has Jonathon Barnbrook’s Friendly Fire exhibition. Other than the iconic images and great fonts (and the wonderful Olympukes), two things stood out for me. First, argument about the notion of the “transparent communicator”: The idea of the designer ‘transparent communicator’ is redundant. It was formulated before the rise of corporate power, globilisation, […]