Making

At Polygon Door learning, research and making are thoroughly integrated. We learn and research in the act of making - we actively pursue and advocate for 'material thinking' at all levels of teaching and research. What follow is a blog documenting experiments and development in 'material thinking' across our research, teaching and development projects.

process diary

Why Build Pablo this School Holidays?

Why Build Pablo this School Holidays?

This July School Holidays we will be partnering with Wollongong Art Gallery again to offer our creative robotics program. In this 4 day workshop during the second week (July 11-14) students aged 10-14 are invited to build there own ‘Pablo’ – our custom designed programmable drawing machine (or robot). In this workshop students spend their[…]

Tactility and Immediacy

Tactility and Immediacy

The path from vague idea to practical reality is made of the lessons learnt as we engage with material form. This engagement often begins with a simple determination to make something physical. That determination alone forces you into a different mode of enquiry – you are forced to confront the complexity of the materials you[…]