||Rare Earth Proposity Studio Bridge8 Shanghai.
RARE EARTH is a research LAB and integrated exhibition project under development by Ian McArthur, Brad Miller and Prof. Richard Goodwin at the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in Sydney in collaboration with Donghua University (Shanghai) and Tsinghua University (Beijing). It is scheduled to happen in September this year 2011 in Shanghai.
In a globalised, interconnected yet schizophrenic world, opportunities for creatives from east and west to collaboratively engage in dialogue and practice that experientially deconstructs cultural difference particularly within art and design education contexts is quite rare, and although online spaces in principle allow and encourage us to inhabit digital space together, there are complex challenges to effective communication that can limit understanding. The College of Fine Art (COFA) at The University of New South Wales has constantly pushed boundaries between creative disciplines and cultures in its engagement with China. In particular Porosity Studio and The Collabor8 Project (C8) have provided art, design and architecture students from COFA, Donghua University, CAFA, Tsinghua, important opportunities to occupy and explore this seemingly elusive common ground in the city and online with a Rare Earth Flickr account..
Rare Earth screen capture with new displacement mapping interface feedback mechanism