Collision Commission 2020

Expressions of interest

Calling all engineers, scientists, artists, tech-heads, tinkerers, fixers and dreamers.

Do you want to:

  • Collide with research students from disciplines completely different to your own and make something amazing together?
  • Contribute your expertise to the creation of a high-profile, high-tech event?
  • Work with internationally acclaimed sound and laser artist Robin Fox to make something new and mind-blowing?

Come join us!

We are planning a Collision Commission: a small multi-disciplinary team to work with Robin Fox to create a major new high-tech art commission for the opening of the Science Gallery Melbourne.

Be part of the first ever Collision Commission and make new connections and collaborations. Bring your expertise and expand your horizons into new disciplines.

We are looking for people with expertise in any of the following areas: sound, performance, lasers, graphics, electronics, production, mechanisation, making, robotics, art installations, IoT, algorithms, lighting, project management, arts management, systems design, human-computer interaction, immersion … or parties?


Initial two-day workshop on 24–25 February 2020, then ongoing input into the realisation of the commission until the launch of Science Gallery Melbourne in February 2021.

The first session will bring the group together over a two-day workshop led by Robin Fox. Robin will introduce some of his work on video and demonstrate some of his hacked sound and light technologies. Robin will introduce some ideas for the commission that the group will shape, depending on their interest and expertise.

It will be inspiring, mind-bending and collaborative. Come and make something amazing with us!


Open to all students. Preference given to graduate research students with expertise in the areas listed above and who demonstrate a commitment to participating in the project.

Robin Fox

Robin Fox is an internationally recognised Melbourne based audio-visual artist working across live performance, exhibitions, public art and composition for contemporary dance. His laser works, which synchronize sound & visual electricity in hyper-amplified 3D space have been performed in over 60 cities worldwide. For more information visit: Robin Fox

Further information

If you have specific questions about the Collision Commission contact:

Robert Walton

This initiative is funded by the School of Computing and Information Systems in collaboration with the Victorian College of the Arts and Science Gallery Melbourne .