IxD and Assistive Technology

Month: July 2009

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 02

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 02

Classwork Getting my hands on a Wii remote (Wiimote) in the studio was a surprisingly inspiring experience. What was essentially a class of playing Wii games, gave me a taste of what this controller is capable of outputting. It is clearly more sensitive than I […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 01

Sound Media 2 – Week 01

Classwork Although I’ve had Pro Tools 8 installed on my computer since K.Rudd sent me the stimulus cheque in March, I haven’t really used it much. In fact, aside from poking around at the new plugins, it’s been doing little more than taking up space […]

Screen Culture – Week 01

Screen Culture – Week 01

Classwork I was encouraged by the broad scope of the introductory lecture and tutorial for Screen Culture this week. It will be the first – and only – strictly theory subject I’ve taken this year and probably a nice break from the weight of project […]

Digital Video 2 – Week 01

Digital Video 2 – Week 01

Classwork I’ve been looking forward to starting Digital Video 2 for a while now. Motion graphics are one area that I’ve never really had the opportunity to really try my hand at, but unlike my struggle with 3D last semester, I’m still quite enthusiastic to […]

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 01

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 01

Classwork I decided sometime last year that interactive/installation work was something that I really want to pursue. For me, the term ‘interactivity’ has little to do with the internet and fares little better when it comes to gaming (so far). I hope to take my […]

Chaser-Bashing: All Aboard The Bandwagon!

Chaser-Bashing: All Aboard The Bandwagon!

I – like many – believe that The Chaser has passed its use by date. Not that the creators aren’t filled with talent and ideas, but the format is starting to feel a little tired and more forced with each episode. With the final airing […]

Daily Telegraph: Is This Journalism?

Daily Telegraph: Is This Journalism?

I always thought it was the duty of a journalist to report on the news, not to invent it. I understand that with the editorial slant that each media organisation puts on their own paper/television channel/radio broadcast, that the details can be spun, muddied, embellished, […]

SlowTV

SlowTV

There are precious few free Internet video ‘channels’ that offer anything outside lolcats and porn. TED is one that springs to mind as breaking the mould of user-generated rubbish and actually offers something worthwhile. I understand the value of breaking down the barriers of content […]

Off-Topic 03 or “You Are A Fucking Cunt”

Off-Topic 03 or “You Are A Fucking Cunt”

Newtown in Sydney is notoriously bad for parking. It’s the number one reason I don’t bother with owning a car. If by nothing short of a miracle you manage to find somewhere to place your car, you’re then never totally sure what you’ll find when […]

Aquatic Lab Album Launch

Aquatic Lab Album Launch

If you’ve read even a small number of the rants on this blog, you’ll know that I’ve pretty much given up the DJing thing. There are very few occasions when I’ll happily dust off my wax and do a set nowadays. However, I’ve been hit […]

Concrete Site Online

Concrete Site Online

It’s no huge leap technologically, but I’m quite happy with my small, hand crafted site for Concrete. I’m really starting to enjoy CSS and coded this little fella myself, with the exception of the great Fancybox jQuery script for the gallery. Take a look around […]

Concrete Returns

Concrete Returns

It has been quite a while (19 months to be exact), but the second Concrete is finally locked in. What was initially supposed to be a monthly event, quickly ran into venue problems and was then put on the shelf whilst I got into university […]

Loopy 002

Loopy 002

Another quick Ableton loop effort for tonight. I think I might start giving myself some guidelines, like a 30min time limit, or only using samples of meerkats. Something to raise the stakes a bit. So, on to the second of the Loopy series. A couple […]

Doves – The Man Who Told Everything

Doves – The Man Who Told Everything

Lately, I’ve been digging through the CDs I used to have on high rotation during high school – early Doves and Elbow featured heavily on that list – and ripping them onto my hard drive. Listening to Doves’ Lost Souls again, I was reminded of […]