27 July 2012
Apple pays RMIT a compliment
RMIT University's Talking Design podcast is set to spike in downloads after featuring in Apple's latest iCloud + iPhone prime-time TV commercial.
Talking Design is a fortnightly podcast review of design in all its facets - from architecture to industrial design, from fashion to automotive design.
It features interviews with prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT academics.
Episodes include interviews with:
- Designer Michael Jan, who trained in architecture at RMIT but was inspired by the Habitat homewares store in London.
Returning to Melbourne, he established homewares store House. He returned to architecture, establishing JAM Architects with Chris Manton. More recently, he has established his own practice, designing bespoke housing.
- RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, talking about the new RMIT Design Hub, nearing completion on the iconic CUB site.
Designed by architect Sean Godsell, this exciting initiative will be a model of sustainable building design, hosting RMIT's new Design Research Institute, as well as providing a vibrant, innovative space for collaboration between academics, researchers, students and industry.
- Architect Andrew Maynard, who has received numerous awards for his homes, many of which break the traditional mould.
Recycled materials usually appear in his work and colour is often used for great effect. He received an architectural award at the Architectural Festival in late 2011.
Talking Design is produced by experienced writer Stephen Crafti and sponsored by RMIT.
Stephen Crafti writes regularly on design for publications including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review, as well as Indesign and Habitus magazines.
He has also written more than 40 books on architecture and design, and hosts local and international tours.
RMIT sponsors three podcast series, bringing you the best analysis and expertise in the fields of technology, design and business.
iTunes U is an area within Apple's iTunes Store, which universities around the world use to provide free lectures, interviews, videos, booklets and other material to the public.