IxD and Assistive Technology

Month: August 2009

Apparently We’re Full

Apparently We’re Full

Australia pretty much now has the dubious honour of being internationally known as a racist culture. Our ever-tightening immigration policy (I defy anyone to prove that Rudd has taken any steps since ousting Howard to make a real difference for immigrants) is vindicated by right-wing […]

The Finders Keepers Markets – December 09 Music Applications Open

The Finders Keepers Markets – December 09 Music Applications Open

Just a quick note to let those musicians amongst you know that we’ve opened the applications for music artists at The Finders Keepers markets in December. As you can see from the above shot, we don’t have room (or budget) for any sprawling 80’s glam […]

Share and Share Alike

Share and Share Alike

I have been meaning to get around to this for a while: all the material I post on my blog (that is of my own creation) is now free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Australia license. “Wow,” I hear you say, […]

Uni Journal – Week 05

Uni Journal – Week 05

There’s nothing like having no repercussions to destroy my blog posts. Yep, another week passes by without any journal entries. Whilst I’m never going to make any brash promises like “it won’t happen again”, I will make sure that I get them out there next […]

Beautiful Performance Art

Beautiful Performance Art

This was passed on to me by Calathumpian. A stunning art performance by sand animator, Kseniya Simonova – the winner of 2009 Ukraine’s Got Talent. Sure puts Susan Boyle to shame… %CODE1% On the subject of YouTube sensations (like the aforementioned Boyle), it seems that […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 04

Sound Media 2 – Week 04

Classwork We were split into smaller groups for more intimate consultations this week. This was a good opportunity to ask questions specific to our concepts and have something as close to one-on-one teaching as you’re likely to get at uni. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a […]

Misseri Studio: Insane Genius

Misseri Studio: Insane Genius

For all the romantic notions of being a kid and running home to watch cartoons on the ABC after school, it’s not often that these shows really live up to the memories. There is of course the exception of Sesame Street, but those guys are […]

ISO50 Takes On Colour

ISO50 Takes On Colour

One of my perennial favourite blogs, ISO50, has just posted a general guide for colour management. This is an area that really seems to have been glossed over in my education, so it’s great to see an attempt to present these concepts in a straightforward […]

Art and the City

Art and the City

Tonight I hung around at uni for a few extra hours to attend this weeks COFA Talk: Art and the City. I’m quite interested in how government attempts to reconcile art within public spaces and was particularly keen to hear what Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover […]

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 04

Advanced Multimedia Authoring – Week 04

Classwork I was given some excellent assistance by my tutor this week, in the form of a Processing sketch that receives OSC data. Using the oscP5 library, this allows me to take information from the Wii remote to OSCulator via Bluetooth, which is then passed […]

Digital Video 2 – Week 04

Digital Video 2 – Week 04

Research I missed (read: skipped) this week’s lecture, so seeing as it was a presentation week in the tutorial, there was no classwork for me to speak of. I did, however, spend a ridiculous amount of time in After Effects, finishing off the first assignment […]

Screen Culture – Week 04

Screen Culture – Week 04

Classwork Digital Cinema was the focus for Screen Culture this week. Obviously, the term itself immediately connects with an image of contemporary cinema: theatres showing Hollywood-style, narrative film. However, as we stepped warily down the path of Lev Manovich‘s The Language of New Media, it […]

Uni Journal – Week 03

Uni Journal – Week 03

Life (work + uni + Concrete) has killed my Uni Journal for Week 3. Which is a shame, because it was looking like I could really overachieve well into Week 5, or even Week 6. So instead of trying to cover everything from a week […]

Digital Video 2 – Week 02

Digital Video 2 – Week 02

Classwork We spent some time with After Effects this week, coming to terms with kinetic type. Kinetic type is pretty much what is says on the tin: it depends on movement for its impact. It’s pretty much everywhere you look these days as far as […]

Sound Media 2 – Week 02

Sound Media 2 – Week 02

Classwork I’ve never actually seen a Pro Tools HD rig in the flesh until this week. I’ve heard the stories – the wonder and awe with which people gaze at this amazing piece of machinery. It’s something that we commoners can only dream of: being […]

Screen Culture – Week 02

Screen Culture – Week 02

Classwork It was interesting this week to hear the responses to McLuhan’s theories. After some clarification in the lecture, we entered a tutorial-wide discussion surrounding what was mostly a question of “do you agree that the medium is the message?” Of course, this is one […]