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BBC Software Heist

BBC Software Heist

Not long ago the BBC released a huge online archive of software relating to the now long extinct Micro Live show. It was supposed to be watched and followed along with at home on your sparkly new BBC Micro home computers. I have a Model B at home myself, an anniversary present from my wife....
Intelligent Selections

Intelligent Selections

Straight after all our modules and coursework were over, apart from the final show — which I’m currently panicking about — I started work on another project with local artist Dominic Smith. The project — Intelligent Selections — was based around the Tyne and Wear Archives & Museums network’s data about their entire collection. This...

DMS8012: An Excerpt

From the section “Experiments” One evening whilst reading Twitter I saw something that intrigued me. A small synthesiser company, Rebel Technologies, had released a new Eurorack module called CLK. It was a simple idea, generate an initial BPM signal which can then be modified by the addition of up to two more signals, the first...

Ex Nihilo

Over the last few weeks we’ve collectively (we being me, Katie, Kiran, Liam, Ning, Nick, and Ryan) been preparing for a bi-locational installation and endurance performance piece titled “Ex Nihilo”. Originally our idea was to use some basic machine learning to generate a whole slew of new creation stories from the collected written myths of...

Site Specificity and Media Facades

It occurs to me that I’ve never made a piece of work for a specific space before Ex Nihilo. Everything so far has been made elsewhere and then moved to a gallery location – this time the installation component at least was made for a single showing in a location responsive manner. I’d really like...

Public Spaces

I’ve been thinking of something I saw in one of the earlier classes in the Public Making course presented by Dr Gabi Arrigoni. It was Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog in Central Park and how it was public but in the virtual realm. I don’t think it will be truly public until we’re all accessing that...

DMS8013: Advanced Creative Digital Practice: Graphics, Data, and Physical Computing

A holding page for the content of the DMS8013: Advanced Creative Digital Practice: Graphics, Data, and Physical Computing Provocations assignment.