My name is Arnav Mundkur and I am a second-year Creative Technology student. I am of Indian origin and lived in Malaysia and India before moving to the Netherlands in 2009. I originally joined Advanced Technology at the University of Twente but found it not to my liking. My roommate at the time had been filling me in on the cool projects he did at his study, Creative Technology. The following year I enrolled for Creative Technology. The study is a brilliant mix of courses covering technology and design. The broad course content allows students ample opportunity to pursue subjects of interest to them.
One of the biggest pros of studying Creative Technology is working with multicultural teams on challenging and innovative projects ranging from designing and building a virtual reality flying installation to smart rooms that detect one’s presence and switch on the lights and heating. The virtual reality flying installation was selected to be displayed at GOGBOT 2016, the art and technology festival held annually in Enschede as well as at NDIX 2017, a gathering of various ICT companies from the Netherlands and Germany hosted at the Grolsch Veste in Enschede.
One challenge I faced at Creative Technology was coming up with realistic solutions that can be prototyped rapidly and working out the kinks and bugs of the code that a project runs on. Creative Technology appealed to me because it provided me with the skills to ideate and prototype absolutely anything I can think of.