Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sign of the (digital) times

Yesterday I went to buy a new Ballarat street directory, as ours is well out of date. I was told they aren't being made any more: not enough people were buying them, thanks to Google and GPS-enabled devices. I still like to plan a trip to the other side of Ballarat the old-fashioned way, with an actual map. I certainly get a better overview of where I'm going than my phone can provide.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two items on my art at www.generativeart.com

Two items by me have become available on websites run under the auspices of Celestino Soddu from the Generative Design lab of Politecnico di Milano University, Milan. These arose from my participation in the 2016 Generative Art conference, held in Florence in December 2016.
  1. On my work Nanocosm: A short abstract followed by a fairly informal paper on the mathematics underlying cite>Nanocosm. To reach this, go to generativeart.com, and in the column at left click on "19 GA2016 papers". Then scroll down until you come to "Artworks"; my paper is the second entry.
  2. A short video presentation (12 minutes) about evolutionary generative art, under the title "Evolutionary art: DNA and selection", at www.gasathj.com/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=63.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Improvising to Nanocosm, June 28th

On Wednesday June 28th my real-time projection Nanocosm will be part of the SeenSound audio-visual evening at Loop Bar. Brigid Burke and other musicians will bravely attempt to improvise to the visuals from Nanocosm as they are generated. This will be one of a mix of improvised and fixed-media works on the night.

When: 8 pm, Wednesday June 28th.

Where: Loop Bar back room, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne (off Bourke St between Exhibition and Spring streets).

Cost: $10/$5.

More information: https://seensound.com/.

Talk at Melbourne Media Lab, June 27th

On Tuesday June 27th I will be giving a talk about my art at Melbourne Media Lab's OpenLAB session for June. The other speaker will be another artist, Melanie Huang.

When: 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday June 27th

Where: ACMI-X, 2 Kavanagh Street #Level 4, Southbank, Melbourne. There is an elevated walkway from behind the Arts Centre: from St Kilda Rd, walk between the Arts Centre and the NGV building.

This is a free event, but it is ticketed on EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/openlab-june-2017-tickets-34931422826.

More information: The EventBrite page above, and Melbourne Media Lab have set up a Facebook event.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Some pictures from my exhibition at Stephen Mclaughlan Gallery

Some images of the show are on the gallery's Facebook page (you don't have to be on Facebook to see them) - just click on "Not now" when the irritating notice about logging in to Facebook pops up, or scroll past it, and click on an image of the show.