Pattern Machine @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney, July 16

Wassup, winter-villain? Now that I’ve finished marking all of the respective assignments from classes at RMIT and Swinburne, am looking forward to biting properly into a few long neglected creative projects / overloaded bookshelves / learning curves etc. And that … Continue reading

by j p, June 27, 2011 0 comments

Live Remixing: Chris Cunningham Vs Yo Gabba Gabba At The Sydney Opera House

June 5th, 2011. Due to a weird Sydney Opera House ticket mix up – I ended up at YO GABBA GABBA live this weekend – instead of the planned pilgrimage to Chris Cunningham’s triple screen live cinema assault. Priceless. Etc etc … Continue reading

by j p, June 6, 2011 0 comments

Tablets with Pens! Wacom Intuos 4 Review

Measured in net years, Wacom’s Intuos 4 graphics tablet is already a sleek, sleepy dinosaur, having been released in 2009. On the other hand, given today’s infatuation with touchscreen tablets and their gestural capabilities, it’s worth reinvestigating what benefits a … Continue reading

by j p, May 19, 2011 0 comments

VJ News: Mapping, LPM, MaxforLiveness, Post-Screen Vidi-yo

Seems there’s a bit of momentum picking up in live-pixel land. Lots of festivals, ideas and software developments. MODUL8 + Mapping Festival, Geneva (19-29 May, 2011) As well as a thematic focus on video projections mapped onto non-screen surfaces and … Continue reading

by j p, April 14, 2011 0 comments

Girl Talk, Audiomulch, 69 Love Song comics + 3D Herzog Caves

Girltalk, AudioMulching It’s true – live performance software aside from Ableton Live, does exist. The makers of Melbourne based Audiomulch have been getting their blog on lately, posting news and tutorials about various Audiomulch features, as well as posting a series … Continue reading

by j p, March 22, 2011 0 comments

Gangpol Und Mit: Faits Divers DVD

What’s a DVD again? a) “Another Useless Ironic Colourful Object In The Long List of Items Produced By The Falling Western Empire” b) Plastic taking up room on shelves you wouldn’t need if you didn’t collect plastic c) A great … Continue reading

by j p, October 15, 2010 1 Comment

Form + Code Review

Aye, Form + Code is the new book for Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams + LUST, which carves it’s academic credibility by having not only one, but two, subtitles: a) In Design, Art, And Architecture b) A Guide to Computational Aesthetics. … Continue reading

by j p, October 11, 2010 0 comments