Workshop: What is a physical news story?

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As computers become more embedded in our physical world there is an opportunity for journalists to tell stories in different ways.

- Sensors
- 3D printing
- Projections

This month Dr Skye Doherty and A/Prof Stephen Viller will be facilitating a practical workshop which will explore how sensors, 3D printing, projections and other physical technologies might be used. They’ll introduce some basic techniques for sketching interactions with technology and then use design exercises to imagine how tech and news might be combined in new ways.

The workshop has been developed as part of a research project at the University of Queensland’s School of Communication and Arts. You can find out more here (including ethical guidelines) http://jxd.com.au/2019/07/31/hackhackers-workshop/

6:00pm Arrive / Socialise / Grab a drink
6:30pm Workshop begins
7:30pm Drinks / Food break
8:30pm Close

Dr Skye Doherty is a journalism and interaction design researcher. Her work focuses on how technologies can serve the public interest and how journalists can take an active role in designing them. Skye was also the original founder of our Brisbane Hacks/Hackers group.

A/Prof Stephen Viller is an interaction design researcher who uses people centred design methods to understand the use of technologies in everyday settings.

Both Skye and Stephen are based at the University of Queensland and are members of the Co-Innovation research group.