Category: Projects

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

VR: AVIE: Antarctica

I created a series of stereoscopic (3d) fully immersive cylindrical panoramas at Cape Denison, Antarctica – in and around Mawson’s Huts in 2008. The AVIE (Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment) was developed by the iCinema Centre at the University of New South Wales . It is a panoramic 360º stereoscopic immersive environment....

Geek-in-Residence

Through the Australia Council Arts Digital Era initiative I have assumed the lofty mantle of Geek-in-Residence – an exciting opportunity working with theTasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Salamanca Arts Centre and National Broadband Network – determining strategies and some actual outcomes for new digital era engagement for peak cultural bodies. It’s a pilot project with many exciting...

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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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Q&A – Peter Morse, computer visualisation

      Dr. Peter Morse speaks to Pauline Askin about his role as visualisation specialist on the Mawson’s Huts Foundation Expedition 2009/10. Peter runs a visualisation consultancy in Hobart, Tasmania – working upon visualisations of scientific data, museum applications, fulldome and stereoscopic content for a range of national and...

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Frank Hurley’s Darkroom and Interesting Poisons in Early C20th Photography

Here is an example of a Paget Screen (the underpinning colour grid that enabled the reproduction of colour in the Paget Process): Here we see typically soft-focus gentle colour produced in this Paget Process portrait of some of the AAE members whilst en route at Macquarie Island (can any of...

Mawson’s Huts 2009-2010 Expedition

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation 2009-2010 Expedition will depart Tasmania on December 2nd 2009 – returning around January 28th- Feb 1st, 2010. I am the official photographer, videographer and film-maker, undertaking both documentary work and creating my own fulldome feature about the Huts, Antarctica and the oceans. In pursuit of cutting-edge...

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Visualising GEBCO: A new way of seeing the global oceans (2009)

A short overview of work-in-progress visualising the GEBCO dataset (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) The visualisation involved developing a derived dataset from GEBCO in reference to WGS’84, where we have effectively ‘removed’ the entire Earth – all the continents, islands and geology above and below sea level. What remains...

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Pharos

I have been fascinated by Lighthouses for many years and have decided to do something about it. This project will develop a fulldome HDR timelapse documentary about Tasmania’s lighthouses. There are many of them in some of the most remarkable, picturesque and remote parts of the island – as well...