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    Electronics

    I was very fortunate to have a dad who encouraged me to try electronics and we used to buy ‘Everyday Electronics’ magazine and do projects together. This early exposure and especially the learning that it’s ok to make mistakes, has helped me in life to be confident to try new things, and at least to Electronics

    Glastonbury 2009-2023

    Working with Copperdollar, over 12,000 people pass through our coffin doors every season! Lots of fun Kinect VJ’ing and watching and learning from people interact with my installations.

    The Wrong Channel

    I wrote some snap-cam filters to make some augmented reality games which were used during a live performance broadcast.Collaborating with Zöe aka The Wrong Numba, it was fun to explore ways of performing during lockdowns and social distancing.

    Motion Tracking

    I’ve done a fair amount of work with different motion tracking technologies. Using 2D cameras; the 3D Kinect; Polhemus magnetic field mocap wear; TensorFlow AI framework. 3D Kinect and cameras as user interfaces; for performers and audience participation.As well as using the Microsoft Kinect in it’s various iterations, with Unity3D and with my own C++ Motion Tracking

    Corona virus RNA

    I heard that the sars covid-19 genome has around 30k nucleotides and mentioned to a friend that therefore you could fit the entire covid RNA data onto an old floppy disk! He disbelieved me and we bet a pint so I had to take a look a little further…. I found the genome data published Corona virus RNA

    Raspberry Pi

    I use the excellent Raspberry Pi when I need a powerful compact computer.Programming in Python, I often hook these up to my own projection mapping software and adhoc mobile phone controls.

    Interactive Table

    Utilising the very capable 7th Sense projection mapping software, I created a Unity3D app using a Kinect 3D sensor to make an interactive table for the Diageo international drinks company. The interactive table worked in conjunction with lighting and multiple projections so that the users could use it to tell a story.

    Hitachi Augmented Reality

    An augmented reality app for iPad for Hitachi – with Inition. Project manager and developer using Unity3D, C# and augmented reality libraries.

    Old Inn 3D scan and model

    I wanted to make a unique gift… I used catch123d to get pretty rough 3D data, which I then used as a template to create a clean basic mesh in 3Dsmax.Textured by stretching images over quads in 3dsMax, I then used Pepakura to flatten the model and compute the folding.I printed onto card, glued, added Old Inn 3D scan and model

    Animated gif anniversary

    I had another look at producing animated gifs today. Using some photos from my National Theatre Copperdollar Spidora experience, which I cut up and made into a small flickery animation of our faces changing.

    Join the Team

    An installation at The Lab at Shell Eco-marathon Manila & Detroit 2015, with Imagination. Using 5 Microsoft Kinect sensors, this large scale interactive exhibit allowed the participants to play and experiment with different energy types. Programmed in Unity3D.

    Skeledance

    Motion capture and time synched animation.The Skeledance is a choreographed dance routine in Copperdollar’s ‘Back of Beyond’ at Glastonbury.Our Day of the Dead performers flank the projection of a skeleton performing the same dance. We manage to get the whole dance floor participating!Introduced to Glastonbury in 2015, I used a Kinect2 to motion capture a performer doing Skeledance

    Shopify

    With Inition, I made software to read RFID tags in objects which the users could reposition.Positioning these objects would further a displayed story.C#, Unity3D

    Creatures – consequences

    I created a browser friendly Unity3D app which allowed users to construct their own creatures from different segments.

    Escape Rooms and Paradox Place

    A wrote an escape game galled ‘Strootak’ which was a version of the psychological game in which you are presented with a word spelling a colour, but the colour of the text itself is a different colour… You work against the clock to press the button which matches the colour of the text.. It’s harder Escape Rooms and Paradox Place

    Multiple Me

    Inspired by Zbigniew Rybszynski’s ‘Tango’ I made some experiments to develop real time 3D capture and playback loops. Unity3D, Kinect2, C#, compute shaders.

    Magic Mirror – Rain

    I exhibited a new Magic Mirror entitled ‘Rain’ with the Seaec organised exhibition in Hastings at the beginning of October. Looking into the Magic Mirror results in the appearance of heavy rainfall upon your head and shoulders. The rain splashes off you; moving your hands and head and body create a silhouette in the rainfall. I Magic Mirror – Rain

    SIGGRAPH Magic Mirror

    The new iteration of the Magic Mirror was exhibited in Boston USA at the SIGGRAPH 2006 Art Gallery, chaired by Bonnie Mitchell.See ‘Magic Mirror‘ for the previous entry. I used a fake wall so that I could mount a projection screen at an equal distance behind the 2-way mirror as the user standing in front of SIGGRAPH Magic Mirror