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Professional Portfolio – Week 14

Professional Portfolio – Week 14

This will be the last uni-related post of the year (for my undergraduate degree anyway), but not the last update for this project. The interactive table will be exhibited as part of the COFA exhibition, The Annual, at CarriageWorks next month and needs a few […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 12

Professional Portfolio – Week 12

Can’t talk: busy making final project work properly. Take a look at some pictures after the jump instead – I promise I’ll pay more attention to you in the weeks ahead.

Professional Portfolio – Week 11

Professional Portfolio – Week 11

Unsurprisingly, things are pretty crazy at the moment: trying to get a major work ready for exhibition and a portfolio of 3 years’ work printed, whilst wrapping up other final assignments, writing a research proposal for postgraduate study and working on a rather large freelance […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 09

Professional Portfolio – Week 09

And so what has been inside my computer for the past 9 months, finally begins its translation into reality. It may not be as painful as birth, but it might be almost as messy. This week, a friend who works as a signwriter was good […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 07

Professional Portfolio – Week 07

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur of trial and error. Testing lights, interactive materials, table designs and of course a heap of Max/MSP/Jitter code. Although I’ve just had a 2 week break from classes, there certainly hasn’t been a […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 06

Professional Portfolio – Week 06

It’s been painfully clear over the past couple of weeks that I need to start testing the physical side of my project. Although I’ve been spending quite a lot of time banging my head against the wall with Max/MSP/Jitter coding, it will all be for […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 03

Professional Portfolio – Week 03

I began work on motion tracking in Max/MSP/Jitter this week, by way of blob detection. Using the PS3 Eye that I replaced the light filter on last semester, the plan is to use it to track how much light is passing through a translucent table […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 02

Professional Portfolio – Week 02

After presenting last week‘s work in class, I received some valuable criticism on the direction of my work. Not levelled at the function or technology of my project, but the content I’m choosing to present. It was suggested that rather than focus on the exhibition […]

Professional Portfolio – Week 01

Professional Portfolio – Week 01

It happens to everyone at some point: your computer will die. Depending on which way you look at it, I have been through this experience before and fortunately now keep a thorough backup of all my work on an external hard drive (I’ve even been […]

All Is Domain (2010)

All Is Domain (2010)

My major project for 2010, All Is Domain, has finally seen the light of day and spent the past week on exhibition at COFA graduate exhibition, The Annual. Like many of the interactive installation works at The Annual, I had my fair share of problems […]

Electronic Technologies – Week 06

Electronic Technologies – Week 06

Just a quick catchup on this subject, as it leads into posts I’m about to put up about my major project… I grabbed an infrared LED electronics kit a couple of weeks back from Jaycar. The assembly was surprisingly easy – considering my soldering experience […]

Electronic Technologies – Week 03

Electronic Technologies – Week 03

Unlike Professional Portfolio, I won’t be keep a weekly journal for this subject – only occasional updates where necessary. Electronic Technologies is a class I’ve taken to support my major work in Professional Portfolio: somewhere I can learn not to electrocute myself as I build […]

Digital Studio – Week 12

Digital Studio – Week 12

This is the wrap up. Well, normally it would be, but Digital Studio is just the first half of what is essentially a year-long subject. So instead of presenting something complete, this is where I’ll consolidate my work from this semester (it’s being presented in […]

Digital Studio – Week 02

Digital Studio – Week 02

Class Package Design isn’t something we’re taught in Digital Media, but spoke about in class this week. It probably fits in with the visual ID topic of Professional Practice also, but it’s something we’ll need to consider for the second part of Digital Studio: Professional […]

Digital Studio – Week 01

Digital Studio – Week 01

Class This is the big one. Digital Studio is the first semester lead-up to the final semester subject, Professional Portfolio, which together form our major project, not just for the year – but for the entire course. Whilst much of the creation of the final […]

Awesome Update

Awesome Update

There’s been quite a lot going on during the uni break, so I thought an update might be in order. Particularly so I could publicly thank the Sydney chapter of The Awesome Foundation for giving me a massive helping hand, by way of a $1000 […]

Digital Studio – Week 07

Digital Studio – Week 07

I had a moment (or twelve) of hesitation about the direction of my project this week. After speaking to one of the lecturers at uni, I received my first piece of constructive criticism around my approach to this project. I’d like to think that I […]