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Ian McArthur
Works at UNSW Art & Design
Attends University of New South Wales
Lives in Blue Mountains
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Fourth year design students students Edison Chen and Yumi Young have created a created a large scale interactive data visualisation for the Digital Wall at Central Park. The Digital Wall is currently Australia’s largest interactive display in a retail space.
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MAD.LAB - 13 students from UNSW Australia's design and computational architectural degrees engaged in a three week studio mapping sites in Guangyinqiao, Chongqing. The project culminated in an exhibition at Zhongshan Cultural Industry Park...
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Ian McArthur’s research and practice is concentrated in the areas of transcultural collaboration and experimental multidisciplinary design. His recent collaborations with artist Brad Miller have involved deploying techniques that utilise granular and generative synthesis, mobile technologies, open source platforms and protocols including pd-extended and Open Sound Control (OSC) to create experimental sound design for responsive interactive media environments manifested in studiolab, public art and exhibition contexts as large-scale projections.

Having over 30 years experience as designer and design educationalist, Ian McArthur has held leadership roles in vocational and higher education in Australia and South East Asia. From 2001 - 2003 Ian was Program Director of Graphic Design, La Salle DHU International Design College (Dong-Hua University, Shanghai, China). He holds a Master of Design (Middlesex University, UK) and two education degrees (UTS, Sydney).

Ian's professional practice focuses on cross cultural design management and is based on a perspective that China, India, and Asia more generally, offer significant opportunities for design as a profession to maximise the potentials of collaborative practice, new technologies and design education in the global community.

In 2003/2004 Ian initiated the COLLABOR8 Project to foster multidisciplinary projects online between design education programs in different institutions, and specifically across different cultures.

He is a member of the Omnium Research Group at the University of NSW in Sydney, and coordinates COFA Online's Undergraduate online program and lectures in the School of Design studies at The College of Fine Art (UNSW).
  • University of New South Wales
  • Middlesex University, COFA, UTS
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麦卡瑟 伊恩
Creative Producer, Designer, Sound Artist, Researcher, Hybrid Practitioner
design, collaboration, strategic design thinking, design education
  • UNSW Art & Design
    Senior Lecturer, 2006 - present
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