I'm a Research Fellow and Digital Media Advisor at The University of Melbourne and Science Gallery Melbourne. I have a keen interest in investigating democratic use of technology in public space. I conduct design research to uncover design parameters that stimulate activation, participation and engagement with technology.
This talk, in conjunction with a study day on electronic screens, has highlighted various relevant academic studies with regards to government communication by way of various forms of display technologies, ranging from indoor electronic screens to architecturally integrated media facades. This included topics such as visibility and effectiveness, content and expectations from the audience, and the sustainable integration in the urban environment.
The study day was organized as part of research on the social qualities of different display technologies in public space, ranging from information pillars with concrete messages to building-sized media screens with abstract information (in short: media architecture).