IxD and Assistive Technology

Month: March 2009

Digital Video – Week 03

Digital Video – Week 03

Class Work Our pitch was received quite well during the last class. With a degree of trepidation, we stepped up first, expecting to be grilled. But instead we were guided through a ‘to-do’ checklist of our planned shoot. I think our pitch went smoothly in […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 03

Multimedia Authoring – Week 03

Class Work We moved on to dealing with the live input of a webcam this week. It’s a relatively small step within the entire spectrum of Processing functions, but it’s something that instantly offers up plenty of new possibilities when planning an interactive work. Adding […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 02

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 02

Thoughts The infernal bouncing ball, indeed. I stole that title from this excellent Idleworm page: a fantastic tutorial on how to get the bouncing ball look, through the eyes of a cell animator (warning, weird Flash errors might occur). It’s quickly becoming clear how important […]

Digital Video – Week 02

Digital Video – Week 02

Class Work Dropping into my first Digital Video tutorial in week 2, I had to get myself up to speed, as well as finding a group to join. The first project of the semester requires us to create a short documentary, which will obviously be […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 02

Multimedia Authoring – Week 02

Class Work Interestingly, the examples shown to us in the lectures thus far haven’t given me any ideas on how I want my own work to function. I think the open brief entitled “Transforming Mirrors” offers such a wide range of possibilities, however, a lot […]

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 01

3D Modelling & Animation – Week 01

Thoughts I should precede this post by mentioning that I really have mixed feelings about doing 3D modelling and animation as part of my course. At this point, i’m quite interested to see how my thoughts about the subject evolve over the semester and looking […]

Multimedia Authoring – Week 01

Multimedia Authoring – Week 01

Class Work So this is pretty much as basic as it gets: primitive shapes. Just coming to terms with Processing‘s coordinate system, as well as the basics of syntax within the Processing Development Environment (PDE). Points, lines, primitive shapes and stroke/fill colour Processing sketch removed […]

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

There’s nothing quite as sure to keep you popular in the opinion polls as handing out free cash. In a measure reflected around the world, our generally underwhelming head of government, Kevin Rudd, is handing out around $900 to most people across the country. As […]

Socially Anonymous

Socially Anonymous

Obviously one of the great things about the internet is the ability to connect to people you would otherwise never come into contact with. Yet this has always been played off against the scaremongering fear that people can pretend to be someone that they’re not. […]