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Syn[a]+ : Project Outline

Syn[a] is a group of creative people (artists/inventors/engineers/scientists) developing and experimenting with systems to visualize and sonify the biometric data of an orchestral performance over ultra-high-bandwidth networks. We have lots of experience, lots of ideas and will make new things. Needless to say, this page is in progress. See: here...

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MONA Mummy

Visualization of a 2000-year-old Egyptian Mummy – Peter Morse & Paul Bourke We first started working upon the idea of visualizing one of the Egyptian Mummies from the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA, Tasmania) collection in 2007, when I was approached by the exhibition designer for MONA, Adrian...

Fulldome HDR Timelapse Experiment (2010)

Shot at Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, Australia. Basically a test of our self-designed-and-built motion-contolled (moco) camera tracking system, using a Canon 5D MkII, with custom intervalometer. This is genuine HDR using triple exposure (-2,0,2 f-stops) aperture-controlled with moco synchronisation. No fHDR or tone-mapping from LDR here. This was done...

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SCARI – Kinect – Unity3D – OSX- Skeleton Tracking

A couple of experiments as I figure out how to get SCARI working. Basically, this involved getting the brilliant Kinect Unity3D OpenNI wrapper demo by Amir working on my Mac Pro. It was very straight-forward, following his instructions (thanks Amir!) – just need OpenNI+NITE (simple-openni for OSX is here), along...

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SCARI : Sullivan’s Cove Augmented Reality Interface

A brief overview of our proposed (but under development) Sullivan’s Cove Augmented Reality Interface. This is one outcome of our Geeks-in-Residence program with the Salamanca Arts Centre and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. It will be tied-in to the development of the National Broadband Network, as it is potentially reliant upon...

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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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Oceans of Ice: biodiversity in the marine antarctic (2010)

A presentation of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML). It covers the Antarctic marine science and discoveries of CAML, a part of the global Census of Marine Life (CoML) during the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008/9 The movie was shown at the Royal Society in London, October, 2010 as...

DomeLab 2010

Early November I am fortunate to be a tutor at DomeLab 2010 presented by ANAT at iVEC@UWA (WASP). We have an exciting bunch of tutors (specialists in ultra-high-definition immersive cinema and fulldome) and a broadly talented and experienced group of participants. The blog and details can be found here :...

Salamanca Arts Centre Information Interface

The three-dimensional world that we live in – the buildings, the spaces – are an information-rich interface that can be augmented with interactive digital media – across a variety of platforms from the mobile screen to the huge stereoscopic3D screen. Buildings, and the activities within them, are essentially databases that...