Ongoing: William Raffe and Jaime Garcia, in collaboration with Distinguished Prof. Alexey Voinov (SML), were awarded FEIT Blue Sky funding for the project “Serious Games and Models for Sustainable Futures”. The project hired one systems modelling PhD student, Firouzeh Taghikhah, and two top undergraduate BSc.
Dr. William Raffe, along with Games Studio PhD candidates and undergraduate students, presented at the You + A.I. Creative Clusters series of UTS public workshops, organized by Leah Lucas and Claire Marshall from the UTS Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Creative Intelligence Unit. The specific topic for discussion on the evening was "A.I. and the Future of US", which focused on our changing relationship now and into the future with intelligent machines and covered topics of health, creativity, and ethics.
To provide an active and collaborative learning experience that prepares final year students for industry, Dr Felicity Wilcox, Music and Sound Design (MSD), and Dr Jaime Garcia, BSc in Games Development (BGD), worked together throughout 2017 to develop a formal collaboration between third year students from both degrees undertaking major projects in their final semester, and implemented this initiative in Spring, 2017.