Exploring Learning through Interactive Hologram
BY ALAN PERT, CLARE NEWTON, PAUL LOH AND TRENT CLEWS-DE CASTELLA
THEME LEADER Paul Loh
SUPPORTED BY University of Melbourne, as part of the NGV Triennial – exploring the emerging intersections of art, design, science and society.
Alan Pert, Clare Newton and Paul Loh are part of the Melbourne School of Design, the graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture, focusing on the built environment. For Triennial Voices, they shared Exploring learning through interactive hologram– a video illustrating a hologram presented at the University of Melbourne, with the collaboration of Trent Clews-de Castella from Phoria, used as a teaching tool to engage students in the design of architecture and building construction.
This project highlights the role of interactive technology in design learning. Through interaction and participation, students delve into the space of the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) building and explore architecture through understanding its structure, material and spatial organization. The hologram is utilized as a teaching tool to engage students in the design of architecture and building construction. This project is collaboration between MSD and Phoria to develop virtual holographic content for teaching purpose.
We see this as an exciting step to reveal the potential of virtual media in pedagogy by presenting students with an interactive learning environment.
This project is summarized through a podcast interview with a number of esteemed colleagues at the Melbourne School of Design (Professor Alan Pert, Associate Professor Clare Newton and Paul Loh) on the use of technology in teaching and with TrentClews-de Castella (Co-founder of Phoria) on the development of hologram projection. MSD provided additional footage of students’ interaction with the hologram content during University of Melbourne Open Day which took place in August 2017; this is the first time the hologram was displayed at the Melbourne School of Design.
The hologram content includes an interactive model of the Melbourne School of Design which reveals both the interior spaces and exterior building envelopes. This allowed users to interact with the content as a virtual means to discover the building’s architecture.
Alan Pert, Clare Newton and Paul Loh work at the Melbourne School of Design Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, at the University of Melbourne.