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 !!

Data Flowchart Iphone

Iphone Flow Chart.001

Organisational Skype

Today I had a very good Skype with Steve and Tara. We worked through some timeline ideas and made a plan to work through writing Chapters 1-5 of the thesis. The goal is to submit the first draft of the exegesis by 20th December.

To start this process of created Version 1 of the thesis document.

Summary of the Discussion:

  • Hyper titling each of the craters and then writing to each of these
  • Wearables may not be a candidate for prototyping but there still needs to be a discussion about the emergence of these devices. We discussed briefly physical cultural studies (Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies)

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“ put the problem into the work”

Mark receives a NSW Excellence in Education Award

Mark has been awarded for his outstanding contribution to education by the Australian College of Educators ( Mark received a nomination for this award for innovation and excellence in his field of Creative and Performing Arts. The award will be conferred in Sydney on The 4th August.

Sampling Setup

Here is my sampling setup:

  • Ableton Live Suite for manipulating samples
  • Logic Pro X for editing
  • Push 2 for triggering
  • Studio monitors


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