March 1: VDMX Masterclass @ ACMI with David Lublin, Vidvox, NY

Am delighted to be helping host an ACMI workshop on March 1st – with David Lublin (Vidvox co-developer for VDMX). ((UPDATE: video workshop was archived on youtube, and is viewable at the bottom of this page)) David will be delivering … Continue reading

by j p, February 6, 2014 1 Comment

Learning With Quartz Part 5: Using Twitter Hashtags + RSS Feeds in VDMX

[[ UPDATE : A while ago – Twitter changed the way it deals with RSS, thereby breaking the technique below… ]] (( For possible solutions, try this labnol work-around (video explanation) or try this discussion over at the Inklen / … Continue reading

by j p, July 18, 2012 7 Comments

Technoscape, 3D World, R.I.P.

[[[ Turns out I’ve been doing 3DWorld‘s Technoscape column for around 10 years (and 5-6 patient editors). Below, my very last column for them, after they recently announced they were shutting down. Weirdly, this comes just as 3DWorld seemed to … 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

Tokyo’s Inevitable Giant Earthquake: Sixty Seconds That Will Change The World

Today, on Friday March 11th, 2011, 380km north east and offshore from Tokyo, we’ve just witnessed (via Al Jazeera and a steady stream of twitter feed updates), the 7th most powerful earthquake ever measured. The helicopter footage being livestreamed to … Continue reading

by j p, March 12, 2011 0 comments

BoinxTV Review

Supercharging that whole laptop as portable TV station idea – Boinx TV. Vat Ist? Video mixing software (mac only) set up for easy, intuitive real-time control over live cameras, recorded clips, slides, infographics, text and capable of streaming live as … Continue reading

by j p, March 10, 2011 1 Comment

Swordfighting Rap News + Wikileaks

Keywords: Neal Stephenson, Julian Assange, MC Hugo Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon ( see also: Snow Crash, The Diamond age and The Baroque Cycle ) is more than a decade old, but its themes of information security and encryption ( wrapped up … Continue reading

by j p, December 2, 2010 3 Comments

Where’s the Money? ( Return of the Micropayment)

(Clip above, made by Queensland AV act Sampology, for the Parker remix of the dubstep anthem, ‘Where’s my money?’. Hard to go past a leading man like Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. ) Micropayment options continue to expand, offering more ways … Continue reading

by j p, October 28, 2010 0 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