Blog - page 2
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.
22 Jun '18
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.
22 Jun '18
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.
06 Jun '18
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.
05 Jun '18
What’s your favourite movie? Most folks already have an answer to this question (because they’ve been asked before). Mine’s The Castle.
24 Apr '18
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.
06 Sep '17
11 Aug '17
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).
10 Jul '17
If you’re an ANU student and you want to learn how to make art with code, then sign up for COMP1720/6720 in semester 2, 2017. Taught by me and a bunch of internationally recognised artists (there’s a weekly computational artist guest lecture) it’s the best way to scratch the art+code itch at the ANU.
06 Jul '17
benswift.me has been given another coat of paint. The content’s still a
bit sparse, but hopefully this time it’ll be the place to go to keep up with my
adventures in livecoding, research and just generally making thing with
computers—and teaching others to do the same.
01 Dec '16
Another year, and another blog refresh. It’s still a clojure-powered static site with my own fumbling, hand-rolled css, but this time I’m using Cryogen which has been pretty nice to work with so far.