Collabor8 – Creative Waves Project

March 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm 2 comments

“The Omnium™ Research Group (Australia) at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) is pleased to announce ‘The COLLABOR8 Project’ (C8). COLLABOR8 is an eight-week long fully online education non-profit initiative that aims to establish a basis for collaborative online art and design projects between universities in Australia and China. COLLABOR8 is about creating awareness about the importance of cross cultural design practice and sustainability in design. It will do this by challenging students to work together to design graphics for contemporary, environmentally friendly and sustainable ceramics, textiles, products and environments.

Design students from Australia and China will join forces for eight weeks, with project convenors, teachers and special guests worldwide, to work collaboratively within a fully online learning environment. Participants will form valuable connections with colleagues in Australia and China, receiving regular feedback and support from peers, teachers and established professionals, using the Internet as their sole communication tool.”

Take a look at their website.


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  • 1. Jonathan Kroner  |  March 13, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    re: cross cultural design practice
    Will your focus be on teaching design that works across cultures, or on the practice, and working with others across cultures?
    If the latter, what particular cultural challenges do you expect to face with your Australian/Chines collaboration?
    Thank you,
    Jonathan Kroner

  • 2. Alexandra Matthews  |  March 14, 2008 at 9:37 am


    I am not involved in the Collabor8 project. To find out more information on it please visit the website:


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The purpose of this blog is to provide insight into the impact of computer games and pop culture, and effective ways of incorporating the positive surplus into learning experiences.

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