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Dusted off – Troposphere word cloud renderer

Troposphere is a word-cloud rendering plugin built in Javascript on Canvas using Fabric. https://github.com/scipilot/troposphere It has a few artistic options such as the “jumbliness”, “tightness” and “cuddling” of the words, how they scale with word-rankings, colour and brightness. It also … Continue reading

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From Desktop to Dashboard – Your Car is the New Digital Frontier

After several years of incremental developments, the world of in-car technology is about to explode into the consumer market. Just as the general public have adapted to managing and exploiting the myriad functions of desktops, smart phones and tablets, they … Continue reading

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Dusted off: God Options

God Options   – (c) Pip 2007

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End of the road?

After a few tense days of radio silence, Mignon and “The Internets” team finally arrived in Darwin safe and in one piece! The guys have had a blast, smashed their $20,000 fundraising target and are happy the shitbox and its … Continue reading

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And they’re off! The rally to the future begins…

The Shitbox Rally is finally underway – Dave and Matt picked up “Mignon” in Perth yesterday and drove down south to literally get some new wheels, while us back-room boys hurried to reassemble the ridiculous plethora of technology covering the car. … Continue reading

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Shitbox Rally – this shit just got real

Our unmovable hardware deadline has passed! “The Internets” team car Mignon is now winging its way to Perth for the start of the Shitbox Rally. Well, when I say winging it’s more like trundling its way locked inside a steel … Continue reading

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Brain control interfaces (BCI) update: Deepend Lunch and Learn

Following on from my previous post on BCI, I’d like to share a Lunch & Learn session I presented at Deepend on the topic with my partner Gen. Gen and her colleagues at Macquarie University have been investigating the Emotiv … Continue reading

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TEDx Sydney 2012: A Deepender’s Perspective

TEDxSydney started off on a high note for me, as I arrived already feeling like a hero.   The Deepend Light Lounge (aka our late christmas party) had gone on deep in to the previous night which meant it was … Continue reading

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Open Frameworks, Computer Vision and Doctor Who

Something I’ve been keeping an eye on for a while is Open Frameworks (http://www.openframeworks.cc/) which is a C++ platform for creative coding. The gallery is full of interesting installations such as the mirror Audience  which has dozens of robot mirrors spookily … Continue reading

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A different kind of development

Has it really been a year since the last activity here?! Well there’s a good reason: another kind of development has been occupying my time – I bought an old house and have spent an intense year renovating it. What … Continue reading

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