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.
16 Oct '19
My love for the Grammar of
runs deep, and in particular for Hadley Wickham’s famous
ggplot2 which showed
me the light back when I was a young PhD student. Seriously, once you have your
head around how it works it gives you datavis superpowers. These days I often
work in Python, and for datavis I’m enjoying
Altair which is based around the same
philosophy (and outputs to Vega-Lite for
rendering in the browser).
16 Oct '19
or, y’know, upgrade ↩
15 Oct '19
libsndfile is “a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled audio data”, and it’s pretty great. Here’s a quick crash-course on using Extempore’s libsndfile bindings to read, process and write audio data files.
14 Oct '19
In the (Australian) Summer of ‘16/17, ‘17/18 and ‘18/19 I ran an Internet of Things China Study Tour at the Beijing Institute of Technology. They were good times.
01 Oct '19
The ANU Laptop Ensemble (LENS) is in the Canberra Times this morning: ANU School of Music’s new orchestra is far from conventional.
18 Sep '19
These tutorials are part of Xinyu Hou’s research project to create a set of PRIMM-style tutorials for learning to make sound/music in Extempore.
30 Aug '19
If you’ve been following the CECS newsletter, you’ll know that the inaugural Reimagine Fellows have been announced, and I’m one of them 🙌🎉🥳. It’s very exciting, and it means the c/c/c studio is going to be a real thing in 2020 (and beyond). It’s also a relief to be able to tell people, since I’ve had to keep the good news under my hat for the last couple of months.
06 Aug '19
Some questions to structure the regular one-on-one research meetings—modify as necesssary.
29 Jul '19
For those who visit my blog to hear my livecoding gigs, there’s one this Friday. If you wanna see me perform with Charles Martin (on percussion & electronics) and Kieran Browne on livecoded visuals (live GLSL shader hacking). We’re playing 5:30pm–7:30pm @ Drill Hall Gallery as part of the Ildiko Kovacs: The DNA of colour exhibition.
24 Jul '19
In case you missed it, I was interviewed for an article on the ABC News website which came out last weekend entitled The Australians making music with computer code. A nice look at some of the players in the Australian livecoding scene.