The Science Fiction Curves of Moebius, RIP 2012.

R.I.P. Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, ( 1938-2012 ). Sadly, we’re now without a living Moebius. All the more reason to revisit (or explore anew) his wild and fantastic creations. Most people might recognise his graceful intergalactic palette as some of the … Continue reading

by j p, March 16, 2012 0 comments

Melbourne’s Winter of Pixels

Riding a bicycle downhill to the studio today – with blues skies all around – really felt like spring arriving. Winter seems to take longer to leave Melbourne than anywhere else in Australia, which is maybe why there’s so many … Continue reading

by j p, September 2, 2011 0 comments

Live Video for Gotye, Behind the Scenes at the Sydney Opera House

Things you may already know about the Sydney Opera House: – It is slowly sinking. – The Danish architect behind it, Jorn Utzon, was forced from the project, and never returned to Australia. – Anti-war activists climbed it to paint ‘No … Continue reading

by j p, August 25, 2011 1 Comment

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

Pad Thai Sci Fi

Ingredients: Bangkok, a city of 10 million with equator-side climate and biodiversity. A dystopian biotech novel set in this city after oil has run out. Add Dental Tourism into the mix and stir lightly. (Above, sunset Buka Ball near Bangkok’s … Continue reading

by j p, March 15, 2011 2 Comments

Francis Bear And World War Gay

Wandering back down that print on demand sidestreet, Francis Bear is a fantastic new graphic novel recently published by Melbourne comic veteran, Gregory Mackay, using the print on demand facilities at the Melbourne Uni bookstore. Though it was originally commissioned … Continue reading

by j p, September 23, 2010 1 Comment

Patrick Farley + The Attack Of The Drones

Pilotless floating killing machines now routinely fly over borders, grim drones of surveillance no doubt predicted by plenty of science fiction before them. The actual 21st century messiness of the drones was best nailed a near decade ago, by Patrick … Continue reading

by j p, February 15, 2010 0 comments

Hitchcock, The iPhone Interview

Storyboarding is fun with Cinemek’s Hitchcock iphone application. (also known as Storyboard Composer ) When Cinemek’s Jonathan Houser dream of ‘making innovative film tools’ met the iPhone in his pocket, a new mobile storyboarding application was born: Hitchcock. Utilising the … Continue reading

by j p, December 23, 2009 2 Comments

Where The Wild Things Link To

The Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers film adaptation of long revered ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ is almost out, and part of their promo blitz includes what turns out to be a really great blog ( weloveyouso.com) – one that … Continue reading

by j p, October 22, 2009 2 Comments