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fastBREAK Cure

fastBREAK Cure

Last month I was asked to present at the fastBREAK event, put together by Vibewire at the Powerhouse Museum on the last Friday of each month. Each fastBREAK is built around a single topic and asks a group of speakers to present their own thoughts […]

Keeping Up With the Joneses (2012)

Keeping Up With the Joneses (2012)

It’s been a while since I created anything tangible, so I was chuffed that the HAHA Industries guys asked me to come up with some visuals for their D&D’s Beat Ballroom night at the Sydney Fringe Festival this month. Given creative freedom, I thought it […]

WordPress, CSS Hacking and The Admin Username

WordPress, CSS Hacking and The Admin Username

I’m posting this purely because I hope it will help someone else with a similar problem. I’d searched high and low online for a solution to a WordPress hacking problem I’d had for the past month or so, and it took a while to piece […]

Methods of Research

Methods of Research

From what I’m told, this is one of the most difficult stages of PhD study: the literary review. The bounds of knowledge, whilst not infinite, are most definitely not discoverable; the more you seek, the more you realise is out there, waiting like a kraken […]

Screen Drawer v06

Screen Drawer v06

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 […]

Film Colour Generator

Film Colour Generator

I had a chat with a friend recently about coming up with a system that drives a lighting rig (more on that another time, hopefully). This system would compliment a music performance, but not in an in-your-face VJ kind of way. It would have more […]

Kinect Depth Culling

Kinect Depth Culling

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 […]

This Is Not A PhD Proposal

This Is Not A PhD Proposal

…though I’m not sure what it is. It’s the beginning of an idea; one that I need to start speaking out loud before I either forget it, or it’s entirely drowned out by the snowballing, tangental research I’m doing at the moment in an attempt […]

Plate VI-3

Plate VI-3

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 […]

Plate IV-I

Plate IV-I

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 […]

Response: Who’s Afraid of Artistic Research?

Response: Who’s Afraid of Artistic Research?

I think it’s worth my time responding to some of the papers I’m reading at the moment. Not that they particularly need responding to because of any inaccuracies or points of contention, but I’m hoping that it might help to solidify my own position as […]

IODA and Copyright on YouTube

IODA and Copyright on YouTube

In 2010, the Finders Keepers markets asked us (Eli Murray, Lukasz Karluk and myself) to create a promotional video of sorts for their talk at Creative Sydney. We used a segment of Eli’s music (otherwise known as Gentleforce) for the clip and I posted it […]

Open Education Week

Open Education Week

Not much time for a full-length rant today: I’ve got to come up with an ingenious way to teach the kiddies about variables tonight. Big concept for those starting out with code, and a very important one. Something that popped up on my Twitter feed that I […]

The Subjectivity of Data

The Subjectivity of Data

One of the best things about doing a PhD is being able to ‘audit’ classes. This means I can participate in just about any subject I wish, but I’m not bound to complete assessments and the like. Talk about bi-winning. One of the classes I’m […]

Mappa v03

Mappa v03

I’ve started working on a simple projection mapping patch in MaxMSP for the upcoming Share Sydney night at Serial Space. The idea is that once finished, I’ll take it across to MaxForLive and allow it to be dynamically controlled by both audio and MIDI input. […]

Why Code?

Why Code?

One of the members of the Sydney Awesome Foundation, (the awesome) Steve Hopkins, has come up with the idea of blogging every day in March to try and get some creative juices flowing. My posting here has been lagging a little, though I’m not sure that […]

twitterSpeak v0.2

twitterSpeak v0.2

Today I attempted an update to the twitterSpeak patch I created for MaxForLive a while back. Not entirely sure why I picked it up again, but Max is quite excellent at being a vortex that sucks in a good part of your day until you […]

Share Sydney 2012

Share Sydney 2012

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 […]

Recording Eye Contact

Recording Eye Contact

I had an informal meeting today with a neuroscientist who looks at (amongst other things) brain development in people with autism. This is the second of these types of meetings I’ve had thus far; trying to find out where my PhD research will sit in […]

The Land That Journalism Forgot

The Land That Journalism Forgot

I’m not upset – not even surprised, just disappointed. Daily Telegraph, you should try harder. I know your friends are all scraping the bottom of the barrel, making up headlines and sensationalising all but the driest of “news” just to sell advertising space, but it […]