University of Melbourne (Australia) Highly Sensitive: Exhibition launch

Sensing technology captures the local scale, fine-grained data to reveal the specific characteristics and workings of place and the interactions between different site features and designs. This exhibition celebrates these opportunities of environmental sensing as tools by revealing the environment in new ways and allowing us to respond to real-time conditions.

The work is gathered from research and teaching in landscape architecture, urban planning, construction, and architecture with the aim of using environmental sensors to make a positive change to the quality and experience of the environment.

The projects range from urban design based on the temperature sensor data of urban microclimates to the visualisations of light, air, and temperature – and sensors used as reactive devices like the pneumatic muscle and the microclimatic misting tree.

Also featured is the work of our Dean’s lecture guest, Professor Jennifer Gabrys, Cambridge University. She practices working with sensors with community groups in contaminated environments.

Please join us for the public launch of this exhibition on Monday 11 April at 6 pm by registering your attendance. Light refreshments will be available. The exhibition will be on display until 29 April.