VR a tool to give better quality of life in aged care

A toolkit to help aged care facilities integrate virtual reality into the lives of residents is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday 25 May). It’s an outcome of a QUT Design Lab-led trial conducted in aged care facilities in Queensland and Victoria which gave people the chance to revisit their past and explore new worlds or activities using the technology.

Environmental devastation and the power of microbes given artistic expression

A large installation made of sugar will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition focussed on the hidden connections between people and their environment opening at QUT Art Museum on July 5.

Realistic, nuanced images of ageing and aged care need media representation

With aged care in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, QUT researchers are calling for the media to make more effort to portray it in a more representative, relatable, and humane way.

Poet lays bare heartache and beauty of life and death

She is one of Australia’s most lauded poets and in recent years made headlines as an advocate for aged care reform, following her father’s experiences in his final years. Now QUT’s Professor Sarah Holland-Batt has channelled her talents into a powerful new collection questioning what it means to be mortal.

All eyes on Netflix as it pivots to survive saturated streaming market

As Netflix shares plummet and its position as leader of the streaming services pack starts to falter, a QUT media scholar says the company is pulling out all stops to keep its customers and maintain its dominance in an increasingly cutthroat market.

Student-designed sound dome experience earmarked for Northshore

Visitors to Brisbane’s Northshore could be learning about the area’s Indigenous and maritime histories via a towering sound and art experience, thanks to a talented team of QUT creative industries students.