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.

Interesting thoughts on Practise as research

dressing it up as research: categories of practice-as-research | practiceasresearchblog


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)

Available at: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Physical-Cultural-Studies/Silk-Andrews-Thorpe/p/book/9781138817210




“ put the problem into the work”

Iphone Pros : Easily accessible hardware which is popular and has proliferated worldwide

The proliferation of the smart phone around the world in the past 10 years has been quite astonishing. Is commonplace for people of all ages in particular students and teachers to have access to a smart phone. The devices are in effect powerful handheld computers the container number of high-powered processes and on-board sensors that can relay data. Although this data is intended work with the commercially available software and the features of the particular phone it is also possible to access utilise this data and to control performance based software. By using OSC it is possible to capture and route a variety of control data into a networked computer. A software package such as Max/MSP from the developers Cycling 74 has the flexibility to route this data, scale it to appropriate standards and then implement the data in the control of MIDI based hardware or software devices.

VLOG 5 – Iphone Panel 1.1

Sampling Setup

Here is my sampling setup:

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


Vlog 6 – Implementing MiraWeb

Vlog 2 – Wii Controller Proto 1