CHI, a community of procrastinators?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Culture, Event | 0 comments

I just visited the Precision Conference website for SIGCHI and it shows the number of logins for the last couple of days. It is amazing how dramatically it spiked on the day of the submission deadline. The CHI community seems to be filled with deadline junkies. For a community that is interested in improving the human experience, we cannot be proud of ourselves.

Screen Shot 2013-10-10 at 8.05.27 AM

Read More

University of Canterbury 2013 Bridge Building Competition

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Documentation, Event | 0 comments

Here are some fun scenes from today’s Bridge Building Competition. The water was freezing and all students took a dive.

Read More

Panorama of Kaikoura

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Design, Event | 0 comments

We visited Kaikoura and took a quad bike tour. We ended up on the coast with an amazing view:

Read More

What if… we accepted robots as our equals

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Event, Press | 0 comments

Presenting another of UC’s thought provoking ‘What If’ wednesday public lectures. In this lecture, Christoph Bartneck poses the question “What if… we accepted robots as our equals”

Read More

PaPeRo Arrived

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

Our research project with NEC is taking shape. Today, PaPeRo arrived at UC!

PaPeRo arrived today

Read More

The BIG LEGO show

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Event | 0 comments

It is done. We organized the first BIG LEGO show in Christchurch: LABS2012 Rebuild. It has been a major effort and I still need to calm down from the enormous success. We had thousands of visitors and were able to make a significant donation. Maybe in a couple of weeks we can start thinking about the 2013 event.

Read More