"engageLab is a laboratory at the intersection of arts and technology founded by researchers of two research centers recognized by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, the Centre for Communication and Society Studies and the Centre ALGORITMI"
"The International Journal of Design is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of design, including industrial design, visual communication design, interface design, animation and game design, architectural design, urban design, and other design related fields. It aims to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and findings from researchers across different cultures and encourages research on the impact of cultural factors on design theory and practice. It also seeks to promote the transfer of knowledge between professionals in academia and industry by emphasizing research in which results are of interest or applicable to design practices."
(International Journal of Design)
"Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology raises a platform for the Asian Gaming Community to realize, recognize, and reveal the technological interplay at work behind the immersive and compelling world of gaming. The conference mantles the experience, expertise, and technological know-how flowing in from academicians, researchers, and industry professionals and provides an apt platform for view and review.
The Conference Themes on Animation,Multimedia, IPTV, Edutainment, Mobile, Virtual Reality nunciating [sic] the evident convergence of technology while focusing on the differing facets of the gaming industry. The world of gaming is a result of numerous technologies, game tools and systems, the conference strives to discuss the technological advances, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications while exploring the key concerns and issues related to Game security and Game regulations."
(Global Science & Technology Forum, Singapore)
"QUT Communication Design's Exhibition 'Play On' was broadcast and promoted on a Channel 10 News story. The coverage from the news allowed the Exhibition to be a huge success, reaching the highest attendance count to date."
"In early 2007, we were awarded a speculative research grant to investigate the use of first-person gaming platforms for experimental narrative projects. A small development studio has been established and has produced a completed single-user experience, based upon the Source engine. A second experimental single-player experience is at beta stage, and a third is planned. The completed mod embeds extensive, randomised narrative fragments in audio triggers throughout a bespoke environment. supplemented by abstract visual and audio media assets. [...] The second mod subverts traditional squad-based play by using custom fixed-state AI expansion of existing Half Life 2 agents to create an experience where the player becomaes leader of a helpless squad with discernible individual characteristics in a hostile environment. Although it is not envisaged that this will be completed at the time of presentation, a proof-of-concept demo will be on display. Finally, footage and information of an additional, multiplayer game developed to test mod concepts and already in the public domain will be displayed"