Every winter in Sydney for a few weeks or so it gets a little too cold to go to the beach or try out new cafes. That appears to be when the entire cultural quota of Sydney comes together to talk about stuff.Read More
In 2015, in collaboration with Grumpy Sailor, TEDxSydney and the Sydney Opera House, we developed a teddy bear that could talk. In fact, we developed 40 of them. Not only could they talk, these bears could react to their environment, meaning they could tell different stories depending on where they were within the Opera House. Walking around with a TEDdy X Bear is kind of like having a witty, often cute, occasionally rude, teddy bear companion. We created a series of riddles - Our teddies had lost their owners and we asked users to pick one up, walk around and figure out who the previous owner of the bear was. The teddy bears revealed secrets - and little hints - about their formative years. Guess the owner correctly, and a reward was on offer.
The Sydney Creative Lab worked with the Japanese design and research agency AQ to explore the concept of mood-mapping via a small hand-held device. The intention was no more than to explore the space, and the outcome of the project is an essay and a video talking about the outcomes of this thought experiment.Read More