I’ve been playing with a few different methods of tracking over the past weeks. For now, this has mostly been using the screen coordinates of a mouse to indicate movement, but in time it will be camera tracking which is driving the system (probably via the Kinect). All built in MaxMSP, they’re quite [...]
I bought myself a Kinect sensor this week; I haven’t had much chance to really experiment thus far in 2012, and thought this might be a good place to start. That, and the Kinect is one of the less invasive interactive tracking instruments I can think of. I am likely to be creating interactions [...]
Following on from my last post, I recreated a couple more of Josef Albers‘ colour plates from Interaction of Colour. The following Processing sketches give the illusion that they are made up of just two colours. Clicking either will show that the overlaid shapes are in fact a third, different colour [...]
My research has lead me into the dangerous world of perception. So much of how we interpret the world is based on experience, language, culture, and so on – all very subjective words. If this is true, how would someone that cannot communicate through verbal or written means see the world? Do they see, hear, [...]
Some exciting news for those that came along to Share last year (and those that weren’t able to be there!): Share Sydney will be back in 2012, as an ongoing regular event at Serial Space in Chippendale.
Starting in March, Share Sydney will be held every two months – always free and open [...]
Underlapper‘s latest album, Softly Harboured was released this week and I was lucky enough to be asked to do the artwork for physical CD release. It was a lesson in quick turnaround though, as both myself and the band were under pressure to get this out into the wild as soon as possible. Have [...]
Greg from Underlapper asked me to put together some artwork for their forthcoming single, Drinking Dust. The track will be released as a free download, along with remixes by Cleptoclectics and Vorad Fils very soon, so I needed to turn something around quite quickly.
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 adjustments after the feedback during assessment this [...]
The final assessment for Professional Practice is due next week, for which a physical business card is part. This is the only element of this project that I was able to get printed commercially, so I thought it was worth a post of its own.
At the start of the semester, I had [...]
I most definitely disappeared into After Effects over the past couple of weeks. Somehow I had it in my mind that I could output a vector animation from AE and keep it nice and lightweight for PDF presentations and the web, just like Flash. Wrong. Similarly to Photoshop, even though you can create vector shapes [...]
The logo work for angryPixel feels like it’s nearing a conclusion. Via some experiments animating the work I’d done in Illustrator, I made some cosmetic changes to the greyscale version that I wrapped up last week.
I’m in two minds about breaking up the horizontal-ness throughout each of the elements, but for now I [...]
The logos for angryPixel, angryPixel Design and this blog have seen their share of changes. I have a fairly short attention span and haven’t been happy with what I’ve turned out in the past, so I keep ‘updating’ the designs.
This has probably been compounded in that I have split angryPixel up unnecessarily, giving me [...]
With my Digital Studio/Professional Portfolio project beginning to take shape, there’s now a little more direction for the first Professional Practice assessment. The task here is to create a project proposal and provide all the supporting documentation to go along with it. The business-orientated documents, like a business card, letterhead and resume don’t need [...]
We looked at a wide gamut of visual identities this week. Self-promoting objects like business cards and logos find themselves in the visual ID camp, and these are going to be part of what we need to produce for this subject.
Obviously in the creative industry, your standard bone coloured business card isn’t [...]
This is a subject I have been looking forward to, and especially useful for our final undergrad year. Professional Practice looks at some of the drier – but nonetheless extremely important – realities when working in creative industries.
Stepping out of the lecture theatre, I overheard the whining toward a theory-based subject that [...]
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 manner.
Colour, and colour management, is nothing short of [...]
For some time now, I’ve been planning a bit of a revamp of the angryPixel main site. In retrospect, I think it was a mistake to use such a personal logo to represent a site which will umbrella several different projects and the people behind them.
Now that the first semester of uni has wrapped [...]
Done and done! Both series have been completed and received back from the printers – even with enough time for me to start picking apart the design. Nevermind.
I think I’ve done enough chatting about where the concept came from in general terms, so I’ll just go through a brief summary of each final [...]
Work, work, work. I’m inching closer to having these two triptychs finished up now. The direction has changed a little for one of the series, but I think definitely for the better.
The first series, based on the National Security Hotline campaign has taken shape as a questioning look at the Australian media. My [...]
Following on from my attempt at a subtle political message, I decided to create something a little bit more direct and graphic: activist posters.
Presenting my work last week, it was pointed out that there was nothing in my image that suggested that my subjects were in fact doctors. There was no signifier. This [...]