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UEL Research Conference: Session 2 – Urban Technology & Spatial Creativity

Renee TobeThe University and The City
Renée Tobe, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The relationship between the university and the city is considered as beneficial not only in economic terms, but also as conducive to knowledge transfer, social engagement and cultural cross-pollination. This research explores how the spatial infrastructure of universities supports the synergies between the university and the city. Download the full abstract.

Integration of single mode filter and antenna using circuit and microstrip approach
Amadu Dainkeh, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

Wireless communication has grown in an unprecedented pace which gives rise to the evolution of product and services such as GSM, Bluetooth, GPS etc. These and many applications use specific frequency operational range, which have been stipulated by the International Communications Commission (ICC).

These applications are mostly embedded in a single device such as a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop etc and also from its transmission base stations which communicates with these devices. To be compatible with base stations these devices must now incorporate Filter which allows its frequency designed for to pass through; and Antenna which captures and release wireless signals. This project aims to design and fabricate a single unit capable of performing the respective functions simultaneously and uninterruptedly while supporting its two frequency range being designed for. Download the full abstract.

FayBrauerImagining Transplantation and Transspeciation: Patricia Piccinini’s Transgenic Art
Fay Brauer, School of Arts and Digital Industries

“Transgenic Art is,” according to Edouardo Kac, “a new artistic terrain and art form based on the use of genetic engineering to transfer natural or synthetic genes to an organism – to create unique living beings.” Yet not every artist exploring the narrative possibilities of biotechnology has found it necessary to create with human and non-human tissue as illuminated by Patricia Piccinini. In imagining the ramifications of biotechnologies, Piccinini’s Transgenic Art reveals, as this talk will demonstrate, how experimentation in transplantation and transpeciation could culminate in humanoid pigs or moles that deeply disturb the comfort zones of normalcy and disrupt anthropocentric visions of genetic utopias. Download the full abstract.

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