Last week I went to the Resonate Festival, which was my first creative/tech conference outside of the UK. Resonate, is an annual new media event, now in it’s second year, held in Belgrade, Serbia. I first heard about Resonate after last year’s event which featured the likes of Jer Thorp, Niklas Roy, Josh Nimoy and […]Read more "Resonate 2013"
Last month, for our company Christmas card at Fantastic Thinking, we decided to have a go at tapping into the emerging realm of ‘the internet of things’. The basic premise was to invite people to open a physical, internet connected present to the tune of a traditional Christmas song, sung by one of a select […]Read more "The FT Xmas Tree"
Over the last month or so, I’ve been busy experimenting the use of Processing, which is an open source programming language geared towards artists and creatives wanting to create visual and interactive work. I first looked looked into Processing during my MA in 2008 and at the time, being far less experienced with programming, I […]Read more "Revisiting Processing"
Last week I headed down to Brighton for the first Reasons to be Creative conference and had a brilliant time catching up with friends, discussing ideas and taking in what has been my annual fix of inspiration for the last few years. This new event effectively takes the place of Flash on the Beach, which […]Read more "My Reasons to be Creative…"
One of the great and often daunting aspects of the Arduino platform is it’s potential. The possibilities are limited only by imagination. And this is something that can often be paralysing – with so many opportunities, where do you start? Soon after I got my Arduino Uno, I began to develop an idea based on […]Read more "Arduino powered time-lapse dolly."
Over the Jubilee weekend, we went to see Coldplay at the Emirates stadium. I saw them at Glastonbury 2011 and thought they put on a really good show so I was pretty keen to go again and it was a great gig. One of the highlights for me this time round however was finding out […]Read more "Xylobands!"
Earlier this week, after a few months of experimenting, tinkering and blinking LED’s, I presented my first proper Arduino project to my colleagues at Fantastic Thinking. Having noticed that the BS button has recently become more popular in the office, I thought it seemed appropriate to create my own version, though one which could potentially […]Read more "My first Arduino project…"