AsiaTOPA 2020: Digital Environments and Cultural Intersections


AsiaTOPA 2020: Digital Environments and Cultural Intersections

Malaysian Theatre B112
Glyn Davis Building (Melbourne School of Design)
Masson Road


Join us for a lively discussion about the role of digital environments and novel interaction techniques in the visual arts and contemporary culture. This panel will explore design inspirations, influences, outcomes and impact of digital worlds – and how they increasingly impact our experience of physical space.

Discussing the latest and upcoming developments in the realm of game environments, motion capture, interaction techniques and computer generated imagery and more, the panel features game and VR developer Ashley Lee Wong (MetaObjects) and Alexander Swords, as well as cosplay and digitisation researcher Madeleine Antonellos (Interaction Design Lab, The University of Melbourne). The panel will be moderated by Dr Eduardo Velloso, a creative technologist with the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne, and particularly intrigued by new interaction devices and techniques, and interaction design for emerging systems.

This forum is co-presented with The University of Melbourne and Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020’s Sinofuturist program curated by Mat Spisbah, with support of the School of Computing and Information Systems.


  • Mr Alexander Swords
  • Ms Madeleine Antonellos
  • Ms Ashley Wong
    Ms Ashley Wong, Artistic Director
  • Dr Eduardo Velloso
    Dr Eduardo Velloso, Senior Lecturer