Creative Robotics issue of the Fibreculture Journal

The Fibreculture Journal of which I am a managing editor has just published this interesting issue on Creative Robotics. I particularly enjoyed Katarina Damjanov’s paper FCJ-205 Life and Labour of Rovers on Mars: Toward Post-Terrestrial Futures of Creative Robotics but there are some great papers throughout including one describing the use of robotics in education. Here’s a little[…]

Pablo the Robot Draws Warilla High Students Into High-Tech Future

A locally-developed robot called Pablo will see Warilla High School students explore creativity and technology in an exciting new program to run at the school in 2017. Warilla High School is partnering with Polygon Door, a resident company in the University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate program.  Founded by two UOW academics – Polygon Door will work[…]

July School Holidays at Wollongong Art Gallery – Filling Fast

Come and explore beyond the screen at our Code and Creative Machines workshop for 10-15 year olds this July school holidays in partnership with Wollongong Art Gallery. Places are extremely limited and filling fast  so book now. More info: Coding & Creative Machines at Wollongong Art Gallery This course is more than about learning to code and its[…]

Art Bot Thoughts

One of our Artbot for Adults lab is a potter thinking through the possibility of combining his practice as a potter with an arduino controlled harmonograph to etch, draw, or paint on the surface of his large bowl works. He found the video above as inspiration -but is looking at pushing this idea a lot[…]

Our Business Model

We know where ideas come from At Polygon Door our core competency is an understanding of creative thinking and its relation to technology; we know where ideas come from. Our strategy is to design uniquely creative technology kits, publications, and educational programs (including schools programs, and corporate innovation skills programs) that encourage creative play and[…]

HackySoc Kit

Kit Price: $96 This kit provides internet-connectedness to the Arduino platform. In combination with the HackySoc software, it can be used as an internet-connected messaging device that interfaces seamlessly with 1) existing internet infrastructure and 2) existing electronic componentry. It is designed to serve the HackySoc research project and the Labs that depend on it.  HackySoc[…]

Robots! Sensors! Lasers! Music! What a way to spend your Holidays.

Our Holiday Camp was an amazing experience full of surprises and important lessons- for Etienne and I as much as for our wonderful students. In designing the course we imagined a playful space in which we empowered students to explore their own creativity through and with technology. We didn’t anticipate just how clever and creative[…]

Introduction to Coding and Creative Machines

We’ve been going over our planned activities for our January (January 11-15 in Thirroul – Thirroul Railway Institute Preservation Society Hall ) holiday camp. So far the plan looks like this; On the first day we will be handing out and exploring the electronics we’ll be introducing. This includes an Arduino Mega micro-controller (a small[…]