IxD and Assistive Technology

Tag: art

Discipline(s)

Discipline(s)

Recently I was given a bit of a hiding at my PhD Annual Review for not being clear about where my ‘contribution to knowledge’ is situated. For the majority of people who sensibly have no interest in postgraduate study; a PhD is essentially the creation […]

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 […]

Screen Culture – Week 08

Screen Culture – Week 08

Process Our presentation topic for Screen Culture was ‘Immersion’. In short, immersion seems to be the Holy Grail for many artists and in particular, those working within interaction. I have vague memories of Virtual Reality machines being toured around my local area when I was […]

Out Fishing

Out Fishing

So you want answers – why have the blog posts stopped? Where are all the new pictures, exciting videos and words of show-stopping genius that bring joy to your dark, sad little lives? They’ve gone on holiday, that’s where. As is standard practice for me, […]

Inspiration for Beginner Creatives

Inspiration for Beginner Creatives

I’m posting this via Alex at ISO50, because I know there are a few visitors to this blog that should really be inspired by it… Perhaps more than any other industry, learning to be a creative can be tough. You can become quickly disillusioned when […]

Screen Culture – Week 07

Screen Culture – Week 07

Research As with all my subjects this semester, ‘Week 07’ is really a week of our mid-semester break. Yes, they decided to call it ‘Research Week’, where we’re able to come in and arrange meetings with our tutors/lecturers, but as anyone who’s ever been to […]

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 […]

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

Is Sydney Coming of Age?

To say there’s a push from Sydney’s creative world right now is an understatement. It seems that every week we hear about a new festival/market/city-wide exhibition that includes everything from art and design, to music and interactivity to performance and theatre. I’ve lived in Sydney […]