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Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira at Purpose built
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Digital twins and the future of the built environment

Thu 4 Apr · 6–7pm

Rapid progress in digitalisation and artificial intelligence is providing numerous opportunities for human-interaction research. One example of this is the connection of the real world to the digital world using digital twins, and the new insights this offers on the built environment and the patterns of human usage and interaction with it. In this seminar, Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira will discuss the potential of digital twins for the future, and the findings of his most recent research creating a digital twin of the UQ St Lucia campus. As a pilot study for broader scale application of spatially enabled digital twins at the urban scale, this project demonstrates what the future of built environment management can look like. Speaker: Dr Fred Fialho Teixeira has been working in the field of digital architecture for the last 15 years. His research focuses on spatial design through an intersection of new media and computational design strategies with a focus on biological paradigms. Presently he integrates the use of virtual reality and algorithmic design to enable a next-generation of sustainable architecture in terms of advanced manufacturing and cultural sustainability. Fred co-established and developed an international research program on the studies of Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture, focusing on the use of augmented reality and its cognitive spatial affects. He has been awarded Fellow at the Media Arts and Technology department, based in the California Nano Systems Institute, and his architectural practice includes being part of world leading practices such as Zaha Hadid Architects.
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Game Changers with Orange Sky Australia

Wed 6 Mar · 6–7:15pm

Join Lucas Patchett OAM and Nic Marchesi OAM from Orange Sky Australia as they share their experiences and achievements since founding their social enterprise. What started as an idea to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough has evolved into something much bigger and more powerful. Hear from the co-founders about why innovation, change, sustainability, collaborative partnerships, and resilient revenue are integral to affecting positive social impact. About the speakers Lucas Patchett OAM is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Sky - the world's first free mobile laundry and shower service for people experiencing homelessness. Lucas plays a critical role in all areas of Orange Sky from the strategic direction to managing key relationships with our supporters. Nicholas Marchesi OAM is the Co-Founder and Chief Delta Officer (CDO) of Orange Sky. As CDO Nic plays a key role in ensuring that innovation is at the forefront of our evolution, leads our technical function, is a key player in our supporter strategy and plays a critical role in managing our strategic direction as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Ideas can come from anywhere; for us, the key to moving forward is how to take it from an idea into action and give it the time and space to grow and mature to drive impact. Lucas Patchett About the facilitator Dr Ruth Knight has over 25 years of experience on the topics of nonprofit leadership, social enterprise and evaluation and is deeply committed to conversations that build more connected and thriving workplaces and communities. Due to her work reducing homelessness and creating social change Ruth has been selected to receive a number of industry awards as well as the Centenary Medal “For distinguished services to the community”. Accessibility If you require accessible seating options please call 3842 9318 or email Auslan interpretation has been planned for this event. About Game Changers Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success. Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland and QUT. The talk will be live streamed and you can join the conversation online using #qblhof @slqld @QUT. Book for the livestream here. Alternatively, you can ask questions via - use the code #qblhof This Game Changers event is part of the program of events for State Library’s new exhibition Purpose Built that explores how architecture shapes community. Subscribe to be the first to know about our program of events. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are their own and the promotion of products/services is not endorsed by State Library.
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Making Meaning 2024: collections as data
Join us as we explore the potential power of collections as data and help us build a community of practice in Australia.
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