Landed in NYC

What time is it?

Landed tonight in NYC with a group of students to prepare for their performance at Carnegie Hall. Interesting to be out of regional NSW and into ultra fast internet.

Why are we so far behind the 🎱 in Aus???

Time to write.

Latest Podcast with Professor Tara

I’m in the final stages of my research.  He I talk about resilience, how to survive and how to finish the thesis

Podcast 17

Check out my work:

Tracing The Path – Dance Space

Missing Steve

The regional challenge

A big part of what I am researching revolves around the regional challenges that students and educators face in the performing arts. This will become a pivotal chapter in my exegesis.

Regional Chapter

Back at it !

Setting for some drone filming in dance studio. Looking forward to getting a great perspective.

Vlog 11- More Wii

In this episode I look at the continuing development of the Wii controller interface for DanceSpace.

Vlog 10 – Wii 2

Here is the latest up date to my Wii controller prototype. As you can see I have added a GUI ready for the user to configure the controller to suit. The next step will be to add the motion detection data back in the system. The great strength of this controller is the simplicity of the design and the inherent ergonomic feel.

The Possibilities of Drones in Dance

The video capture/colour tracking component of my research I believe will transition through a renaissance in the years to come. The use of drones is becoming more and more prevalent in all aspects of out lives. Recently I had the opportunity of a testing a drone indoors in one of our Dance studios. The results were very thought provoking and I can see immediate uses for this tech.

This video from ELEVENPLAY x RZM “fly” (dance with drones) highlights some of the possibly interactions. Although I am more interested in the video capture platform that drones can offer.

ELEVENPLAY x RZM “fly” (dance with drones)

1 Wii, 2 Wii, 3 Wii

While working on a revised version of my Wii controller model it dawned on me that this is one powerful device for my intentions. Then I had the realisation that multiple Wii controllers could provide the type of controller I am after. A dancer utilising 2 Wii controllers will provide greater scope for more “meaningful” interactions with sonic media. Time to get this thing working !!

What are boundaries ?

A great Skype session with Tara Brabazon today focusing on the limits of my research and where the prototyping and artefact suite will get to for submission. At this point of the writing this has proven helpful to re-focus my direction.