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This is my blog. Sometimes in these posts I’ll talk about research or art projects I’m involved with, although I also blog about my research on the c/c/c blog. Sometimes I’ll just ramble about other stuff which is keeping me up at night. If you’re interested on blog posts only on a certain topic, there’s a tags index.

If anything here sparks your interest (or your ire!) then get in touch (twitter, email) or discuss on HN.

highlight.js with xtlang support

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that all programming language authors must also be expert web developers. (attributed to Jane Austen)

The annual benswift.me re-write: 2019 edition

Welcome, traveller. You’ve managed to find my blog without being eaten by a grue. If you haven’t visited for a while, you might have noticed that I’ve re-written my website. Again.

Another reveal.js plugin for Jekyll

I use Jekyll to create my course websites and reveal.js to create my lecture slides. Both of them are awesome, and allow me to focus on writing (hopefully) great content, and the formatting/presentation stuff stays out of the way until I git push the updates to the server.

Hosting a self-built jekyll site on GH pages

This blog is built from markdown files using Jekyll hosted on GitHub pages, which saves a lot of hassle involved with DIY hosting[^hassle]. There are a bunch of useful tutorials on how to set all this up.

CHI hangs

Here’s a photo of Kieran and I hanging out at CHI. I’ll write a more detailed trip report some other time, but from the general chats I had with people (and random unsolicited blog posts) it seems like the ritual started some conversations.

ANU Laptop Orchestra

One of the coolest parts of my job is doing livecoding gigs—here’s a recent set I did at Smiths as part of Soundscapes #21. A big shout-out to Ushini Attanayake (not in the video, sadly) who did a fantastic job of her first livecoding set.

Centre for the Public Awareness of Code

What’s your favourite movie? Most folks already have an answer to this question (because they’ve been asked before). Mine’s The Castle.

The Other Side: Algorithm as Ritual in Artificial Intelligence

Tomorrow morning (Wed April 25, 9am Montréal time) Kieran Browne and I are performing an Artificial Intelligence divination ritual as part of the alt.chi session Scary, Sporty, Ginger and Posh.

Telopea Hour of Code

Welcome, Telopea Hour of Code students. Here are a couple of links you’ll need today: the p5 web editor and the slides for the presentation.

Science Week gig

I’m playing a livecoding set at the ACT Science Week launch party tonight. Sorry about the late notice to anyone who uses this blog to come to my gigs—I really should set up a newsletter or something. I think there are still a few tickets left ($5, available from the website linked above).