Monday, February 9, 2009
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
We've made the typeset version of the Babelswarm book available for download. It's A1 in size (when open), but should be legible if printed on an A3 printer. 100 signed copies have been printed and bound. Copy 1/100 was donated to The Australia Council, and Copy 2/100 to Lismore Regional Gallery. Download an unsigned copy for free (4Mb PDF).
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Some of you may have noticed a silent character gazing upon the Babelswarm tower. His name is Nimrod Low and he plays a key part in the installation's functionality. Historically, Nimrod was the Tower of Babel's chief architect, but in Babelswarm he is our camera for the real-word audience. His sight is broadcast via the projection screen on the back wall. The above image shows Nimrod, and how his vision is represented in the gallery.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Much has happened over the last two weeks. The original island layout has been dumped for a more focussed approach, and the various Babelswarm installations have been distilled into a final few. The old adage of "less is more" rings true once again, and we're feeling confident the finished installation will represent our original vision.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Justin's eloquent Babelswarm essay is with the printers. It's big in all respects (A2 in size for starters!) and 100 numbered copies are being manufactured for the installation's literary component. I'll post further details once it's delivered and available for purchase.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Seems our upgrade to the Havok 4 physics engine is causing problems with start parameters. This means our textures don't rez and we spend the afternoon taking dramatic photos instead. This one is for an interview Justin did with The Australian Centre of Photography's Photofile Magazine. I'll post a full link once his most excellent comments are published.
Friday, January 25, 2008
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Adam rides a swarm wave
Adam and Christo catching some "Zs"
Friday, October 5, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the inaugural Australia Council Second Life Artists Residency. A project-based grant, at AUD $20,000, it is the biggest grant to be awarded for Second Life work.
We'd like to thank the Australia Council for recognising 3D Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVEs) as a medium for serious art. For a public funding body to give such significant support shows vision and commitment to innovative post-convergent practice.
We will collaborate to develop an inter-disciplinary artwork in Second Life, which converges possibilities of literary, music/sound art and real-time 3D arts practices within the virtual world. There will be a simultaneous installation in Second Life and in a real world gallery, where gallery visitors can be directly involved in its creation via a voice-driven interface.
The installation, a metaphor for the Tower of Babel, will use voice recognition software that converts the spoken word of real and virtual world participants into 3D letterform images in an evolving tower of words. The behaviour of the individual letterforms and the meta-tower will be informed by swarm theory.
Our team consists of Christopher Dodds (aka Mashup Islander), Adam Nash (aka Adam Ramona) and Justin Clemens (aka S1 Gausman). Details in the People section at right.