Where I’m From – Soundscape

Continuing on the first BCM115 assessment, I was tasked with creating a 60 second audio piece structured, again using George Ella Lyon's poem "Where I'm From" as stimulus. https://soundcloud.com/hypnocrite-1/where-im-from-a-kitchen-soundscape I took a more positive approach to last time, opting to showcase the kitchen I come from. Upon returning home, the sounds of dinner cooking and …

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Where I’m From – Remoscope Film

The first BCM115 assessment had me creating several Lumiere films (remoscopes - fixed composition shots filmed using a stationary camera), edited together into a 30 second video piece. Using George Ella Lyon's poem "Where I'm From" as a base, I constructed my own version of the poem following her guidelines, and created a video piece to …

Virtual Reality

What's VR? Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment around the user. VR has been portrayed in numerous ways throughout sci-fi, from Star Trek's Holodeck, to the Matrix's Headjack, and Pygmalion's Spectacles. The implementation of we are currently living with is much closer to the 80's vision of VR - …

The Smart Home

Efficient. Adaptive. Smart. Surveillance tool? Almost human? Smart homes utilise the internet of things to create an interconnected experience, where individual parts of the house - toasters, lights, floors etc. can all communicate with each other and cooperate. Things like music following you between rooms, or temperature control starting once it knows you are 10 minutes …

Zerg Rushing the Mobile Market

Freedom or Safety? Two very different philosophies followed by the current dominant mobile operating systems, Android and iOS. Android offers the user complete customisability at the risk of the user doing something stupid. iOS limits the user's ability to customise their experience, in order to create a foolproof, streamlined experience. Regardless on the philosophy you …