Drifter

A multilayered portrait of the Murrumbidgee river system, made out of data

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Projects · March 2016

Asia Art Archive Bibliography Interfaces

Generous interfaces for the Asia Art Archive's online bibliography of Indian art

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Projects · December 2015

Macaulay Library Remix

An experimental "unsolicited" interface to the wildlife audio collection of the Macaulay Library

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Projects · August 2015

Accretor: Generative materiality in the work of Driessens and Verstappen

in Artificial Life 21 (3): 307–312 (Summer 2015)

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Writing · August 2015

Generous Interfaces for Digital Cultural Collections

in Digital Humanities Quarterly 9(1) (2015). This paper updates and expands my previous writing on generous interfaces

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Writing · July 2015

Representing Digital Collections

in Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive, ed. David Carlin and Laurene Vaughan (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2015)

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Writing · May 2015

Succession

Digital fossils from the history of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. An experiment in generative heritage

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Projects · November 2014

Discover the Queenslander

A generous interface to 1,000 covers and pages from The Queenslander, 1890-1939. Developed with Geoff Hinchliffe.

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Projects · June 2014

Nolan Explorer

An exploratory interface for the Canberra Museum and Gallery's Nolan Collection

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Projects · March 2014

The Institutional Harvest

Visualising the history of women's services and agencies in Australia, 1970-2011

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Projects · December 2013

Sheer Hardware: Material Computing in the Work of Martin Howse and Ralf Baecker

In Scan 10(2) (2013), "The In/Visibilities of Code"

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Writing · December 2013

Towards Generous Interfaces for Archival Collections

This paper makes the case for the limitations of search, and proposes instead the concept of “generous interfaces” for digital collections

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Writing · October 2013

Figuring Data

A catalog essay commissioned for Datascape, an exhibition at QUT's Cube Gallery, April 2013.

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Writing · June 2013

Explore Australian Prints + Printmaking

Three experimental, "generous" interfaces for the National Gallery of Australia's Australian Prints + Printmaking site

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Projects · April 2013

Ten Questions Concerning Generative Computer Art

with Jon McCormack, Ollie Bown, Alan Dorin and Jonathan McCabe; in Leonardo 47(2) (2014)

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Writing · March 2013

TroveMosaic

An experimental "generous" interface for the Trove picture search

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Projects · December 2012

Transmateriality: Presence Aesthetics and the Media Arts

in Throughout, ed Ulrik Ekman, MIT Press 2012

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Writing · December 2012

A Framework for Understanding Generative Art

with Alan Dorin, Jonathan McCabe, Jon McCormack and Gordon Monro; in Digital Creativity 23 (2012).

Writing · November 2012

Manly Images

An experimental web interface to the Manly Local Studies Image collection

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Projects · October 2012

Playing with Complexity: An Approach to Exploratory Data Visualisation

with Ben Ennis Butler and Sam Hinton, presented at ACUADS 2011

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Writing · September 2011

Local Colour and Networked Specificity

Investigating digital materiality using generative fabrication and cardboard vegetable boxes. A paper presented at ISEA 2011

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Writing · August 2011

Memory of a Nation Multitouch Interactive

A multi-touch interactive for the National Archives, in collaboration with Lightwell.

Projects · June 2011

Local Colour

A generative fabrication project in recycled laser-cut cardboard.

Projects · June 2011

After the Screen: Array Aesthetics and Transmateriality

Presented at the Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference, Artspace, November 2010

Writing · March 2011

Networked Production: On Making with Bits and Atoms

A short essay on craft, making and digital fabrication for Craft Australia's eNews 54

Writing · August 2010

Exploring the Digital Commons: An Approach to the Visualisation of Large Heritage Datasets

with Sam Hinton; presented at EVA 2010

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Writing · July 2010

Visualising Archival Collections: The Visible Archive Project

in Archives and Manuscripts 37

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Writing · October 2009

Right Here, Right Now: On HC Gilje’s Networks of Specificity

A catalogue essay on the work of HC Gilje, commissioned for his 2009 solo exhibition Blink at the Hordaland Art Centre

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Writing · October 2009

Limits to Growth (Exurbs)

Self-constraining growth forms robot-plotted onto paper islands.

Projects · October 2009

The Visible Archive

A research project on the visualisation of archival collections, supported by the National Archives of Australia.

Projects · July 2009

Strange Ontologies in Digital Culture

With Mark Guglielmetti and Troy Innocent, in ACM Computers in Entertainment 7

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Writing · February 2009

Watching the Street

Slit-scanning the streetscape, revealing patterns of change and stasis in human and environmental activity.

Projects · November 2008

Limits to Growth

Generative experiments with self-limiting growth.

Projects · September 2008

Watching the Sky

Visualising change in the environment, using long image time-series.

Projects · July 2008

Art Against Information: Case Studies in Data Practice

in Fibreculture 11

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Writing · February 2008

Playing Games with Reality: Only Fish Shall Visit and Interactive Documentary

Catalog essay for Brogan Bunt's Halfeti: Only Fish Shall Visit (2002)

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Writing · December 2002