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AN OVAL REBORN

AN OVAL REBORN

Adelaide Oval’s $500m rebirth Text:/ Derek Powell For more than 140 years the Adelaide Oval has witnessed some of the greatest moments in sport and entertainment. From Bradman and the infamous bodyline series in 1932 to David Bowie’s first-ever stadium concert in the 1970s to the Rugby World Cup; this particular hallowed turf has been
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August 21, 2014 Projects

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

The Australian War Memorial’s latest exhibition Afghanistan: The Australian Story is an intimate, unflinching commemoration of a war barely over. The hi-spec AV’s job is to ‘get out of the way’. Text:/ Mark Davie Recently, I caught Brendan Nelson’s (Director of the Australian War Memorial) Press Club address, where he promoted the importance of a
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August 21, 2014 Projects

FACILITATING COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION

FACILITATING COLLABORATION IN EDUCATION

The University of Technology Sydney grows its own educational technology solutions. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Collaborative teaching and learning is an approach to the learning process that is simultaneously as ancient as humanity’s original clan groups and as new as our ability to establish ad hoc networks of portable computing and communication devices. Although the idea
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August 21, 2014 Projects

BROADCAST AT SEA

BROADCAST AT SEA

She may not be elegant but if you’re lost at sea, this is the cruise ship you’d want to save you. Due for its maiden voyage, Quantum of the Seas is the first of the new Quantum-class of luxury cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Part
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August 14, 2014 Projects

YORKSHIRE USES T’FORCE

YORKSHIRE USES T’FORCE

Yorkshire’s iconic Emley Moor TV mast was transformed into the world’s largest light-sabre as part of Hypervelocity, the grand finale of the 100-day Yorkshire Festival in July. It was the first time the 330m concrete tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the UK and the main UHF transmitter for most of the county, had been
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August 11, 2014 Projects

Bose RoomMatch Array at Historic Boston Opera House

Bose RoomMatch Array at Historic Boston Opera House

The historic Boston Opera House is one of New England’s most architecturally and aesthetically impressive theaters. Opened in 1928, it has hosted scores of classic productions and today offers a 200-plus-show calendar filled by the Boston Ballet and touring musical theater productions. The theater’s owners wanted to ensure that touring productions would have the ability
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July 19, 2014 Projects

20/20 Eurovision

20/20 Eurovision

Every aspect of the AV production for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 was lavish. Let’s take a look at some of it. Text:/ Andy Ciddor Let’s get it out of the way right now: the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has no artistic merit whatsoever. The songs range in quality from mediocre banality all the way
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July 17, 2014 Projects

Herding Cats While Juggling Chainsaws

Herding Cats While Juggling Chainsaws

White Night 2014: The logistical challenge of Melbourne’s staging of the international festival of light and sound. Text:/ Marcus Pugh It was late on Saturday night 22nd of February when I headed into the city to soak up what has become the must-see event on Melbourne’s cultural calendar: White Night. While I’d had a preview
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July 17, 2014 Projects

Intensely Vivid

Intensely Vivid

Sydney’s wintertime Vivid Festival continues to pick up momentum Text:/ Paul Collison It’s hard to believe that the Vivid Festival in Sydney is already in its seventh year. From very humble beginnings, where a piece of snake light in a tree was passed off as Art, Vivid has grown to become one of the biggest
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July 17, 2014 Projects

AV House Call

AV House Call

Federation Uni’s Simulated Home Environment Learning Space brings health science teaching home. Text:/ Christopher Holder There’s nothing quite as real as reality. And when it comes to training our aspiring health professionals real-world education and training is paramount. But before we let our nurses and paramedics loose on real-life humans with real-world maladies, the next
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July 17, 2014 Projects