Category: Projects

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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...

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...

‘Frozen in Time’ Antarctic Fulldome

Frozen in Time: Mawson’s Huts, Antarctica. (2008) from Peter Morse on Vimeo. ‘Frozen in Time,’ was shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Friday August 6th 2010. It was showing at the Melbourne Planetarium as part of a curated program of fulldome screenings. More details : http://www.melbournefilmfestival.com.au/films/view?film_id=109831 This is a...

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Hobart Fulldome: An Imaginary Immersive Space

A concept visualisation for a Hobart Fulldome cinema and visualisation centre, along the Hobart waterfront at Sullivan’s Cove. Two simple platonic shapes for a platonic concept – of course, I would expect architects to do much better – but it could be very simple. It could be somewhere else entirely...

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Visualizing GVDem2008

Some months ago I attended a workshop held by the CEAMARC group of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML), held at the Australian Antarctic Division. It provided me with a fascinating overview of the extensive activities of both CAML and CEAMARC, and opened the doors to an amazing array...