Ian McArthur

Associate Professor

Dr Ian McArthur is a hybrid practitioner working in the domains of experimental interdisciplinary practice, transcultural collaboration, sound art, experimental radio, metadesign, and education change. Research projects include the development of mad.lab, an urban research platform in Chongqing, South West China in collaboration with industry partners Priestman Architects and Cqubed. mad.lab’s program focuses on developing education, research, and industry projects to incubate, develop and present new site-specific, mediated and issue-based concepts for the future of cities. This intersects with Ian’s research investigating the development of participatory design methods using large urban screens as diagnostic tools for urban planning with Australia and China based researchers and practitioners.

 

Ian has a long-standing association with China. In 2001-2003 he was Program Director of Graphic Design at La Salle DHU (Donghua University, Shanghai) where he initiated The Collabor8 Project to foster creative collaboration between China and Australia. This initiative lead to a decade of developing culturally adaptive pedagogies and design processes using online, social and responsive technologies to create collaborative experimental spaces. In 2015 Ian completed his doctoral thesis “Activating A Framework For Transcultural Interdisciplinary Collaboration In Design Education: Sino Australian Field Studies”.

 

Ian’s practice as creative producer and sound artist involves utilising granular and generative synthesis, mobile technologies, and open source platforms in exhibitions and telematic, non-idiomatic improvised performances. These works are manifested in regular broadcasts with collaborator Annie Morrad on New York’s experimental radio channel Wave Farm WGXC 90.7 FM, and as heard on BBC Radio 6. He has also produced experimental sonifications for responsive interactive media environments used in a series of public art installations and exhibitions in Australia and China.

 

His research is acknowledged internationally in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, curated exhibitions and symposiums including the Media Architecture Biennale, Sydney 2016 (Doctoral Consortium Chair); AGIdeas Design for Business (2015); The Journal of Design Business & Society; ISEA2013 (Panel Chair); Hybrid Cities 2 and 3, University of Athens 2013/2015; the GeoCity Smart City Information Design Symposium CMoDA (2012, Beijing Design Week), ICDHS2012 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (2012, Sao Paulo); Red Objects: Collaboration in Experimental Design (2011, Sydney), Cumulus World Expo: Better City, Better Life Conference (2010, Shanghai), Xindanwei (2010, Shanghai), AGDA (2010, Sydney), ICOGRADA World Design Congress (2009, Beijing), Studio Teaching Forum (2009, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart), The 3rd International Conference on Design Principles and Practices (2009, UdK, Berlin), and DesignEd Asia, (2008, Hong Kong Polytechnic).

Journal articles
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Hespanhol L; Tomistch M; McArthur I, 2020, 'From placemaking to placekeeping: reframing digital urban installations for community engagement in the long run', Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media, https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=211/
2020
McArthur IW; Tomitsch M, 2016, 'Diagnostic Design: A Framework for Activating Civic Participation through Urban Media', Journal of Design, Business & Society, vol. 2, pp. 163 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/dbs.2.2.163_1
2016
Hespanhol L; Tomitsch M; McArthur I; Fredericks J; Schroeter R; Foth M, 2015, 'Situated interfaces for engaging citizens on the go', interactions, vol. 23, pp. 40 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851200
2015
McArthur IW; Miller B, 2012, 'Joining Up: Evaluating technologically augmented interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration', Design Frontiers: Territories/Concepts/Technologies, pp. 347 - 350
2012
Watson K; Mcintyre SD; Mcarthur IW, 2009, 'Trust and relationship building: Critical skills for the future of design education in online contexts', Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research, vol. 1, pp. 22 - 29, http://iridescent.icograda.org/about/volume_i:_2009-2011.php
2009
Mcarthur IW, 2008, 'The Collabor8 Project: Realities within Design-Based Online Cross-Cultural Collaboration', Design Principles & Practice: An International Journal, vol. 3
2008
Mcarthur IW, 2007, 'Learning continuums: Emerging paradigms', Research Journal of the Australian Graphic Designers Association, vol. Three, pp. 26 - 38
2007
Mcarthur IW, 2004, 'Global Weave', Desktop Magazine
2004
Mcarthur IW, 2004, 'Downtown Bicycle', Desktop Magazine
2004
Book Chapters
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McArthur I, 2020, 'Interdisciplinary Design and Transcultural Collaboration as Transformative Remix Tools', in Navas E; Gallagher O; burrough X (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Digital Humanities and Remix Studies, Routledge
2020
McArthur IW; Bamford R, 2018, 'Emergent Visual Pedagogies: Complexity, Culture, and Collaboration', in McArthur I; Bamford R; Xu F; Miller B (ed.), Investigating the Visual as a Transformative Pedagogy in the Asia Region, edn. Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, pp. 9 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-027-3/CGP
2018
McArthur I; Priestman M; Miller B, 2018, 'Collaborative mapping as a new urban design pedagogy', in McArthur I; Bamford R; Xu ; Miller B (ed.), Investigating the visual as a transformative pedagogy in the Asia Region, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, pp. 121 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-027-3/CGP
2018
Williamson LB, 2018, 'Cultural Textiles: design, engagement and transformation', in McArthur I; Bamford R; Miller B; Xu F (ed.), Investigating the visual as a transformative pedagogy in the Asia Region, pp. 49 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-027-3/CGP
2018
McArthur IW, 2017, 'Redesigning the design of place', in Hespanhol L; Haeusler M; Tomitsch M; Tscherteu G (ed.), Media Architecture Compendium: Digital Placemaking., avedition, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 57 - 61, https://www.avedition.de/en/media-architecture-compendium.html
2017
Tomitsch M; Haeusler M; McArthur IW; Foth M, 2015, 'The Role of Digital Screens in Urban Life: New Opportunities for Placemaking.', in Foth M; Brynskov M; Ojala T (ed.), Citizen’s Right to the Digital City – Urban Interfaces, Activism, and Placemaking, Springer, Singapore, pp. 37 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-919-6_3
2015
McArthur I, 2013, 'Collabor8: Online and Blended Cross-Cultural Studios', in CASES ON CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS IN ONLINE LEARNING, IGI GLOBAL, pp. 24 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1885-5.ch002
2013
Mcarthur IW, 2011, 'Collabor8: Online and Blended Cross-Cultural Studios', in Edmundson A (ed.), Cases on Globalized and Culturally Appropriate E-Learning: Challenges and Solutions, edn. 1, IGI Global, New York, pp. 187 - 206, http://www.amazon.com/Cases-Globalized-Culturally-Appropriate-Learning/dp/1615209891
2011
McArthur I, 2011, 'Collabor8', in Cases on Globalized and Culturally Appropriate E-Learning, IGI Global, pp. 187 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-989-7.ch009
2011
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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McArthur I; Morrad A, 2019, The Grid - A film by Morrad+McArthur, Project Anywhere, University of Melbourne, Editor(s): McArthur I; Morrad A, Digital video, Published: 22 March 2019, Duration: 8 minutes, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.projectanywhere.net/conference/#artanywhere
2019
McArthur I; Morrad A, 2018, Shadowed, bandcamp.com, Spotify, iTunes, London, Editor(s): McArthur I; Morrad A; Oliver R, digital, Published: 08 September 2018, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://morradandmcarthur.bandcamp.com/
2018
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2017, Itinerant Mind (2017), Wave Farm WGXC 90.7 FM, New York, Editor(s): McArthur I; Morrad A; Joseph-Hunter G, radio broadcast, Published: 2017, Duration: One hour (Monthly), Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://wavefarm.org/wgxc/schedule/y1e2ta
2017
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2017, 6 x 10, bandcamp.com, digital recording, Published: 03 August 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://morradandmcarthur.bandcamp.com/album/6x10
2017
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2017, Droneweek, http://www.soundartradio.org.uk/, Totnes, Devon, UK, Editor(s): McArthur I; Morrad A, Published: 06 August 2017, Duration: 02:00:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.soundartradio.org.uk/services/projects/Droneweek_2017/
2017
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2016, Itinerant Mind (2016), Wave Farm WGXC 90.7 FM, New York, United States, Editor(s): McArthur I; Morrad A; Joseph-Hunter G, radio broadcast, Published: 20 February 2016, Duration: One our (Monthly), Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://wavefarm.org/
2016
McArthur IW; Morrad A; Oliver R, 2016, Itinerant Mind, Itinerant Mind, The Collection, Art and Archeology, Lincoln, United Kingdom, Editor(s): Shepley A, Digital Media, Published: 25 June 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/?/exhibitions-and-events/view/itinerant-mind
2016
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2015, Paradoxical Data-Driven Space, Carbon Meets Silicon, Oriel Sycharth Gallery, Glyndwr University, Editor(s): Liggert S, Installation, Performance, Published: 09 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://glyndwrpix.co.uk/carbon3/#p=26
2015
Miller B; McArthur I; Bateman P; HInshaw A, 2014, starry_night, VIVID Festival 2014, Published: 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.vividsydney.com/events/starrynight
2014
Theses / Dissertations
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Goddard S; Goddard S, 2019, Cold Sweat: Making it in an Anxious World, UNSWorks, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/62236
2019
McArthur IW, 2015, Activating A Framework For Transcultural Interdisciplinary Collaboration In Design Education: Sino Australian Field Studies, UNSW, UNSW Art & Design
2015
Creative Works (non-textual)
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McArthur I; Rezende LL, 2019, de-othering, Emotional Practices, Royal College of Art, London; Online, 21 September 2019 - 07 December 2019, medium: Film, at: https://emotional-practices.webflow.io/projects/ian-mcarthur
2019
McArthur I; Morrad A, 2018, The Grid, Project Anywhere, http://www.projectanywhere.net/, 11 January 2018 - 11 January 2019, medium: Audiovisual media, Installation, at: http://www.projectanywhere.net/the-grid/
2018
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2017, A Lack of Chairs, DOCUMENTS, ALTERNATIVES (#1), Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK, 17 November 2017 - 16 December 2017, medium: audio, at: http://www.airspacegallery.org/index.php/projects/documents_alternatives_1
2017
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2014, umwelten plus, GNARLFest Performance Research Showcase, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre University of Lincoln, UK, 27 October 2014 - 01 November 2014, at: http://www.gnarlfest.com/
2014
Miller B; McArthur I; HInshaw A; Bateman P, 2014, starry_night, VIVID Sydney 2014, Pier 8/9, 23 May 2014 - 10 June 2014, medium: Media Arts Installation, at: http://www.vividsydney.com/events/starrynight
2014
Miller B; Mcarthur IW; Hinshaw A, 2013, #capillary, Running the city, UNSW Galleries; College of Fine Arts Paddington NSW, 07 June 2013 - 20 July 2013, medium: Media Arts Installation, at: http://www.cofa.unsw.edu.au/electronic-art/running-the-city.html
2013
Miller B; Mcarthur IW; Hinshaw A, 2012, plasma_flow, VIVID Lights ON! Festival, Cleland Bond; 24-33 Playfair St The Rocks Sydney, 23 May 2012 - 11 June 2012, medium: Media Art Installation, at: http://www.vividsydney.com/
2012
Miller B; Mcarthur IW, 2012, GeoCity SmartCity International Information Design Exhibition, GeoCity SmartCity International Information Design Exhibition, CMODA; Beijing, 21 September 2012 - 01 October 2012, at: http://sites.cofa.unsw.edu.au/~z9270907/cmoda.html
2012
Miller B; Mcarthur IW; Hinshaw A; Adams P, 2012, plasma_flow (Weibo Version), GeoCity SmartCity International Information Design Exhibition, Beijing, China, 28 September 2012 - 14 October 2012, medium: Media Art Installation, at: http://www.bjdw.org/index.php/en/calendar_article/?cid=25&id=177
2012
Miller B; Mcarthur IW; Hinshaw A, 2012, mediated_moments, GeoCity SmartCity International Information Design Exhibition, Beijing, China, 28 September 2012 - 14 October 2012, at: http://www.bjdw.org/index.php/en/calendar_article/?cid=25&id=177
2012
Conference Papers
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McArthur I; Morrad A, 2019, 'The Grid', in Anywhere III, Project Anywhere; Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne) and Parsons Fine Art (Parsons School of Design, The New School), pp. 64 - 68, https://issuu.com/projectanywhere/docs/0_anywhere_viii_fa_singlepages_hr
2019
McArthur I, 2018, 'Mapping Chongqing's Urban Media Ecology', in Colangelo D; Fatah A (ed.), ACM, Beijing, presented at Media Architecture Biennale 2018, Beijing, 13 November 2018 - 16 November 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3284389.3284393
2018
McArthur IW; Hespanhol L; Tomitsch M, 2015, 'Empowering Citizens and their Input on Civic Issues through Urban Media', in Charitos D; Theona I (ed.), Data to the People Proceedings of the 3rd International Hybrid City Conference, Athens, Greece., Hybrid City 3: The 3rd International Hybrid City Conference, Athens, Greece., Athens, Greece, presented at Hybrid City 3: The 3rd International Hybrid City Conference, Athens, Greece., Athens, Greece, 17 September 2015 - 19 October 2016, http://uranus.media.uoa.gr/hc3/
2015
Hespanhol L; Tomitsch M; McArthur IW; Schroeter R; Foth M, 2015, 'Vote As You Go: Blending Interfaces For Community Engagement Into The Urban Space', in Avram G (ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International ACM Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015), ACM, Limerick, Ireland, pp. 29 - 37, presented at C&T Communities and Technologies - The 7th International ACM Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T 2015), Limerick, Ireland, 27 June 2015 - 30 June 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2768545.2768553
2015
Fredericks J; Tomitsch M; Hespanhol L; McArthur IW, 2015, 'Digital Pop-Up: Investigating Bespoke Community Engagement in Public Spaces.', in unknown at this point (ed.), Australasian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI’15), ACM Press., ACM Press, University of Melbourne, pp. 634 - 642, presented at OzCHI 2015 Being Human, University of Melbourne, 07 December 2015 - 10 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2838739.2838759
2015
McArthur IW; Tomitsch M; Hespanhol L, 2015, 'Empowering Citizens and their Input on Civic Issues through Urban Media', in Charitos D; Meimaris M; Dragona D; Theona I (eds.), Empowering Citizens and their Input on Civic Issues through Urban Media, University of Athens, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, of the University of Athens, presented at Hybrid City III - Data to the People, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, of the University of Athens, 17 September 2015 - 19 September 2015
2015
Yang L; McArthur IM; Miller B, 2013, 'Expanded urban media: From discretised social collages to corrugated social brain.', in Cleland K; Fisher L; Harley R (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney., ISEA International, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Symposium of Electronic Arts, 2014, Sydney, 10 June 2013 - 14 June 2013, http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/9752
2013
Yingying X; Duo J; Yang L; McArthur IW; Miller B, 2013, 'Created in China: China’s Creative and Cultural Future.', in Cleland K; Fisher L; Harley R (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, ISEA International, Sydney, Australia, presented at International Symposium of Electronic Arts, 2014, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 2013 - 14 June 2013, http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/9756
2013
McArthur IW; Miller B; Murphie A, 2013, 'augmented_studio: Collaboration, Interactive Media and Urban Space', in Charitos D; Theona I; Dragona D; Rizopoulos C; Meimaris M (eds.), Hybrid City 2013 Subtle Revolutions, The University Research Institute of Applied Communications (URIAC), Athens, Greece, pp. 379 - 386, presented at Hybrid City 2013 Subtle Revolutions, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 23 May 2013 - 25 May 2013
2013
Bateman PJ; Miller B; McArthur I, 2013, 'Art in the age of imaging data: mediated moments and plasma flow', in Nadarajan G; Graugaard L (ed.), re-new 2013 proceedings, Renew Digital Arts Forum, Denmark, pp. 306 - 311, presented at Re-new Digital Arts Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 October 2013 - 02 November 2013, http://re-new.org/
2013
Mcarthur IW; Miller B, 2012, 'Joining Up: Evaluating technologically augmented interdisciplinary cross-cultural collaboration', in Design Frontiers: Territiories, Concepts, Technologies, International Committee for Design History & Design Studies | Blucher, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 347 - 350, presented at ICDHS 2012: Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies:, São Paulo Brazil
2012
Mcarthur IW, 2010, 'Creating Culturally Adaptive Pedagogy', in Shanghai Cumulus Working Papers Tongji University College of Design and Innovation 2010, Better City Better Life: Cumulus Conference, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, pp. 68 - 74, presented at Better City Better Life: Cumulus Conference, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 07 September 2010 - 10 September 2010, http://www.cumulus2010tongji.org/paper/2010CumulusPaper.pdf
2010
Mcarthur IW, 2009, 'The Collabor8 Project: Realities Within Design-Based Online Cross-Cultural Collaboration', in Design Principles & Practice: An International Journal, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, presented at 3rd International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Berlin, Germany, 15 February 2009 - 17 February 2009
2009
Watson K; Mcintyre SD; Mcarthur IW, 2009, 'Trust and relationship building: critical skills for the future of design education in online contexts', in Proceedings of the 2009 Icograda Education Network World Design Congress Education Conference, Icograda, Beijing, China, presented at 2009 Icograda Education Network World Design Congress Education Conference, Beijing, China, 24 October 2009 - 30 October 2009
2009
Mcarthur IW, 2008, 'East West Collaboration in Online Pedagogy', in DesignEd Asia Conference 2007: Sustaining Cultures through Design Education, Conference Proceedings, Design Ed Asia Conference 2008 - Culture as Inspiration, Hong Kong, presented at Design Ed Asia Conference 2008 - Culture as Inspiration, Hong Kong, 09 December 2008 - 10 December 2008
2008
Mcarthur IW; Mcintyre SD; Watson K, 2007, 'Preparing Students for the Global Workplace `An Examination of Collaborative Online Learning Approaches`', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
2007
Other
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McArthur I; Fang X, 2019, meta-PLACE Co-Design Workshop, Dimensions Art Centre, Chongqing, China, https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/XjI2C8YP9_Nm-oinBPYw_g
2019
McArthur I; Xu F, 2019, metaPLACE’ workshops 2019 Chongqing, China, DIMENSIONS ART CENTER, Chongqing, China, https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/XjI2C8YP9_Nm-oinBPYw_g
2019
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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McArthur I; Morrad A, 2019, London College of Communication Elephant and Castle London SE1 6SB United Kingdom, Publication: Telematic Ecologies of Improvisation and Collaboration, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interruptions-disruptive-discourses-in-screen-sound-and-photography-tickets-57183414131?fbclid=IwAR1Eu70ulLcoBR6XwneJR_xS6BiSdMTq4Lvo1-lpdxt_Xu6zApEzQxf4CoQ#
2019
McArthur IW; Morrad A; McArthur IW, 2016, Extra Sonic Practice #1, St Mary Le Wigford Church, Lincoln, United Kingdom, Extra Sonic Practice #1, Publication: Extra Sonic Practice #1, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://extrasonicpractice.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2016/02/22/esp-1-an-evening-of-extra-sonic-performances/, http://extrasonicpractice.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2016/02/22/esp-1-an-evening-of-extra-sonic-performances/
2016
McArthur IW; Morrad A, 2016, Tactics of Interruption, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street London t E1 6AB, Lee Campbell's Tactics of Interruption, Publication: "Snakeweed" at Lee Campbell's Tactics of Interruption, Tactics of Interruption, 09 June 2016, Editor(s): Campbell L, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/3885, https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/3885
2016
Edited Books
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McArthur IW; Bamford R; Xu F; Miller B, (eds.), 2018, Investigating the Visual as a Transformative Pedagogy in the Asia Region, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Illinois, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-027-3/CGP.
2018
Curatorial Outputs
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Miller B; Mcarthur I; Priestman M, 2016, MAD.LAB @ Beijing Design Week, exhibited at: The Factory, 8 Da Wai Lang Ying Hutong, Dashilar, Beijing, 28 September 2016 - 07 October 2016, MAD.LAB @ Beijing Design Week, http://dashilar.org/en/A/A4a/t1246.html
2016
Miller B; Erickson A; McArthur IW, 2016, The Future of Cities Forum, exhibited at: Red Room Lecture Theatre, Building 7, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, 05 October 2016 - 05 October 2016, The Future of Cities Forum
2016
Reports
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Tomitsch M; Haeusler MH; Hespanol L; McArthur I; Murphie A; Foth M; Miller B, 2015, Enabling Audience Participation and Collective Content Generation Through Urban Media as a Diagnostic Method in Urban Planning, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, http://sydney.edu.au/halloran/resources/urban-media-report_lowres.pdf
2015
Conference Presentations
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Mcarthur IW; Miller B, 2012, 'Interactive Media in Smart Cities', presented at GeoCity Smart City Symposium, GeoCity Smart City - International Information Design Exhibition, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, 29 September 2012
2012
Mcarthur IW, 2010, 'Reflections on practicing design in China', presented at Asia Now & Beyond: Design Opportunities for Creatives, Sydney, Australia, 05 July 2010 - 05 July 2010
2010

Graphic Design, Metadesign, Design in China, Transcultural Design Collaboration, Participatory Design