Category: adventures

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Antarctica: Stereoscopic & Monoscopic Panoramas for VR

Online VR technologies have come a long way recently, so I’m finally getting around to embedding some 360º stereoscopic and monoscopic panoramas that I shot during several adventures in Antarctica (see also my media art documentation.)  These images are viewable using Google Cardboard or compatible viewer on a mobile device in stereoscopic 3D*, or...

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Antarctic 360º Video, VR, Panoramas and Photogrammetry

With recent developments in 360º video and VR, it is now possible for me to revisit a great range of material I have accumulated over the last 15 years of Antarctic-related visualisation research: these range from work I have done with Frank Hurley’s stereoscopic glass plates (which I commenced in...

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Jangurna Story: Indigenous Astronomy – Fulldome

A 4 minute preview of the 20 minute ‘Jangurna Story’ – a fulldome movie exploring indigenous stories of the night sky around the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. This story – concerning ‘Jangurna’ (The Emu) has been told by community elder Stella Tittums to the historian Mary Ann Jebb –...

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Astrocinematography Road Trip (2012)

I’ve been commissioned by the Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre of Carnarvon, Western Australia, to produce a fulldome program that illustrates elements of Indigenous Australian astronomy. This will feature visualizations displayed upon a looping program that runs in a walk-in/walk-out 4 metre horizontal dome at the Centre. The exhibition...

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Banff Centre: 2011 Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

I arrived at the Banff Centre for the 2011 Adventure Fimmakers’ Workshop a couple of nights ago – after a very long flight from Hobart, Tasmania. As I was travelling with Qantas, I guess I was pretty lucky to get away just before the entire airline closed down – but...

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Nullarbor by Motorcycle, 1986

  When I was 22, I set off on an adventure: alone across the Nullarbor, by motorcycle, from Perth (Western Australia) to Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) and further afield. It was a remarkable experience that has always stayed with me. These are some of the few photos taken, featuring my beloved...

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MHF 2009-10 Video Blogs

During the 2009-10 Expedition I shot a series of vlogs capturing some of the main events of the season – admixed with some light polar humour. The vlog was commissioned and sponsored by Telstra International and is available on their website as well as via the MHF vimeo channel. A...

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Force 11

More indoor fun and weather surprises today. We were given 1hrs notice of impending pickup, resulting in the (now) usual mad rush to pack everything in preparation to rapidly leave – but again the weather closed in. I am very glad not to be flying off in a helicopter in...

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Fulldome & Virtual Cameras in Mawson’s Huts

People often find screen resolution difficult to understand. I recall my former life as a university lecturer seeing the blank stares of arts students as they tried to grapple with something vaguely mathematical in nature – so hopefully I can explain it a bit better these days! Simply put, we think...