Fields of Activity

Experiments and off-project ideas at Arup

Welcome to Fields of Activity a group blog from members of Arup Australasia's Digital Innovation team to share the activities, research and events we participate in behind the scenes of the well known projects Arup undertakes.

The views expressed on fieldsofactivity.com are of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Arup.

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Future Libraries – What Could They Be?

Cities 13 July 2015 | 11.36am

Libraries are going through a renaissance, both in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and in terms of a diversification of the services and experiences offered. The aim of this research was to identify trend... Read more

Kim Sherwin

Kim Sherwin

Sydney, Australia

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A generation of no-car ownership is...

Cities 09 July 2015 | 3.19pm

Driverless vehicles will be coming to a city near you. With growing populations, increasing congestion and not... Read more

Phil Carter

Phil Carter

Melbourne, Australia

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Clean & Green Hackathon

Cities 30 June 2015 | 9.19am

Singapore’s plan to become a clean and sustainable nation involves progressing from a “cleaned” city to a trul... Read more

Alma Banuelos

Alma Banuelos

Singapore

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Global Hack Day 2015

Systems & Tools 20 March 2015 | 5.02pm

On the 26th of February we hosted our second global Hack Day. 70 participants in 16 offices around the world j... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Team Data Outro

Systems & Tools 10 February 2015 | 9.21am

A while back we provided you with an introduction to our team from Monash University, Team Data, and the backg... Read more

Domenico Mazza

Domenico Mazza

Melbourne, Australia

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Team Occa – Real World Intera...

Systems & Tools 29 January 2015 | 4.45pm

In our previous projects using Oculus Rift, Team Occa have relied a lot on traditional 'button press' inputs t... Read more

Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Team Occa – Beauty and Analys...

Systems & Tools 16 January 2015 | 4.51pm

Our focus at Team Occa this week has been improving the visual quality of our models and adding embedded analy... Read more

Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Introducing Team Data

Systems & Tools 13 January 2015 | 2.23pm

We’re Team Data — undoubtedly Team Occa’s inspiration from across the desk at Arup Melbourne. We’re working ha... Read more

Domenico Mazza

Domenico Mazza

Melbourne, Australia

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Team Occa – Integrating Revit...

Systems & Tools 05 January 2015 | 12.30pm

For an introduction to our team, click here. We've been hard at work this week, with the team being divided... Read more

Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Team Occa – Goals and Objecti...

Systems & Tools 17 December 2014 | 2.31pm

For an introduction to our team, click here. This week we focused on learning what people at Arup are worki... Read more

Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Introducing Team Occa

Systems & Tools 12 December 2014 | 1.59pm

Dubbed 'Team Occa', we are a group of four Monash University students developing applications with Oculus Rift... Read more

Tara Morgan

Tara Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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October @ the House

Environments 19 November 2014 | 9.37am

The Arup Sydney office recently ran an initiative called October @ the House, to celebrate Arup’s connection w... Read more

Kim Sherwin

Kim Sherwin

Sydney, Australia

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Bus Stop of the Future

Systems & Tools 17 October 2014 | 1.59pm

Every day our interaction with digital technology is extraordinary. We interact with our friends and family vi... Read more

Alistair McGill

Alistair McGill

Sydney, Australia

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Reimagining Melbourne

Cities 05 September 2014 | 12.31pm

This month Arup will invite Melbourne’s creative population to reimagine their city. This will be the fourth t... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Balls? Yes, smart ones

Environments 28 August 2014 | 2.32pm

For those that have visited our London office recently could be forgiven on thinking they had just walked into... Read more

Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt

London, UK

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Design School Lite

Environments 13 May 2014 | 1.23pm

At Arup we run regional Design Schools that are attended by only a select few once a year. Most Arupians yearn... Read more

Gino de-Castro

Gino de-Castro

Tokyo, Japan

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smartNodes Research

Buildings 23 April 2014 | 2.00pm

Over the last 3 months we have begun a sponsored collaborative research project with The Independents’ Group (... Read more

James O'Donnell

James O'Donnell

Melbourne, Australia

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iLight Marina Bay

Environments 07 April 2014 | 7.34am

i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s only sustainable lighting festival, showcasing the works of creative talents from... Read more

Gino de-Castro

Gino de-Castro

Tokyo, Japan

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CSI Design School, Hong Kong

Environments 17 February 2014 | 10.00am

The East Asia Design School was held in Hong Kong across 3 days from 16 to 18 January 2014. The theme of the p... Read more

Kirsten Land

Kirsten Land

Melbourne, Australia

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CAVE2

Systems & Tools 31 January 2014 | 3.51am

One of the great things about working at Arup is having the opportunity to work with emerging technologies and... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia

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Pause and Listen

Systems & Tools 17 January 2014 | 3.54am

You may have stopped on occasion to listen to sounds of your city or the sounds of nature, but have you ever t... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Painting by Numbers – A Data Visual...

Systems & Tools 04 December 2013 | 4.06am

I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by Andy Kirk, of Visualising Data, kindly hosted by Er... Read more

Dean Morris

Dean Morris

Melbourne, Australia

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The Penguin Pool

Environments 25 September 2013 | 4.12am

Arup hosted its 3rd Melbourne Penguin Pool event at Deakin Edge, Federation Square. Digital Media in the Publi... Read more

Stewart Bird

Stewart Bird

Melbourne, Australia

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Vivid Festival 2013

Environments 06 June 2013 | 4.24am

Introducing the latest light art project I have been working on – Ricochet is a laser based lighting installat... Read more

Tim Hunt

Tim Hunt

London, UK

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Microclimate Design

Buildings 29 May 2013 | 4.27am

One of the more lively areas of development in Arup’s Melbourne office is in the area of microclimate analysis... Read more

Jon Morgan

Jon Morgan

Melbourne, Australia