The Lost Childrens Place

It was a relief to get all the work done for our little group's final design project, the design for the Lost Children's Place - a park of healing and well-being for the adult survivors of child…


Cute and Creepy

Working away on a slew of design concepts for the MDM project covering all aspects of our park from building facades and shading elements to lights and key features. One of our ideas is the ritual…


Site Design Sketches

We are having fun with our MDM Lost Childrens Place design project. We are in the design exploration phase as we work through concepts for the various zones in both broad sweeping ideas as well as…


Lost Children's Place Wk8

Update on the Masters project as we gear up for the week 8 presentations starting tonight. It has been great working in our little group on our evolving concept for the design of a park for the adult…


Design Studio Week 4

Yes, somehow 4 weeks of the course have raced by already. After the class initially trended towards most people doing solo projects (including myself) to a few weeks later where almost everyone is in…


MDM Design Studio Day 1

Yes, it begins. There are actually a few people from other degrees in this final studio for the Masters of Design at UNSW Art & Design (formally COFA). One Master of Art and two of us from the…


Design and Complete a Game

With my final course in the MDM kicking off tomorrow night I will need to work pretty hard on a specific project. There are so so many things that would be great fun to do while being hard and I…


High School Drama Zombie Golems

While brainstorming mechanics for the Golems game we were talking through the notion that the protagonists were busy with other aspects of their lives while also trying to assemble golems. We…


Golem Gender

I have on multiple occasions wondered how people perceive the gender of simple faces like a smiley. I think that the more generic the rendition is, the more strictly gender neutral it is that I would…


Doom Golems

As I think a little more about how a cooperative game of quirky golems going out to defend the 'base' for the players I was thinking about doooom. We played a nice family game or Red November last…


Go Golems

A little more concept sketching and thinking about the idea from yesterdays post last night. The idea of the dance studio feels a touch forced and maybe can just be a layer that is added later on…


Dance Golems Idea

In thinking about concepts that might end up forming the basis for my MDM course starting in a few weeks I had this little idea over the weekend. Dance Golems would revolve around a dance studio with…


Project Menu

I am the first to admit that my Masters of Digital Media hasn't just stalled, it is a cobweb-laden rusty heap on the side of the road. But that doesn't mean it isn't still much loved and with a…


COFA Annual

Spent a nice morning at CarriageWorks where the COFA Graduation Exhibition (Annual) is in full flight. It was wonderful to see all the various programs exhibiting together and intermingled, digital…


Audio Feedback

Had a feedback session last night for Sound Construction 2 and my Cartographer sessions in both ProTools and Unity3D. First up it is clear I need to listen to my audio in more environments, the base…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft online

I have uploaded the Video format trailer for the Cartographer project. While the final trailer will be a real-time audio-visual experience of the Cartographer concept art and world - this is a…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft

I captured a video from the Cartographer environment in Unity complete with the audio as it stands. Bringing this into After Effects to combine it with the intro and tidy up the beginning, end and…


Cartographer Unity Progress

You cant see here the fun I had in After Effects creating a short text-centric intro that is intended to kick things off, giving a little exposition regarding the world, the maps and the journey.…


Cartographer Unity Landscape 3

With my decision to attempt to create a real-time audio landscape where the audio pieces created in Pro Tools come together within the Unity environment - plenty of work to be done. I havent done…


Cartographer Unity Landscape 2

I have done a bit more work on the Unity 3D landscape for my Cartographer audio piece. This is a critical element upon which the audio sits and presents the above and below map themes. It also serves…