My Cells Music Video Shoot

Shoot! As part of my time here at the Edge as Sound Catalyst, I am engaging with former Fringes Catalyst, Svenja Kratz, in isolating and growing my skin cells for imaging. We will then take this cell growth documentation and animate it for use in a music video. The open shoot ran on Tuesday this …

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Sound Extrusions: Oh Deer! (Introduction to Porcelain)

Porcelain Casting Workshop Brisbane

Porcelain ceramic casting workshop in Brisbane sound experimental ceramic speakers In the last blog post we went through the overall idea of the Sound Extrusions project at The Edge. Before we dive deeper into some of the more technical issues, such as MAX/MSP programming, this post is dedicated to the introduction of porcelain as an …

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Sound Extrusions: Let’s Get Started!

Sound Extrusions- Let's get started!

Let me introduce you to the sound residency project at the Edge — the project is called Sound Extrusions and is about creating organic and living sonic elements within The Edge itself. What does this mean? Basically it’s a multichannel sound installation with custom made porcelain speakers. Once it’s up and running it will deliver natural …

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Sound Hunterrrrrs

Hey Peeps… Michelle Xen here, about to embark on the last of the Sound Hunter workshops this coming weekend. The Sound Hunter series has seen us take to the rivers edge collecting ambient noise from the Brisbane river and the cultural centre caverns and spaces. With all the intensive listening going on we have managed …

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Meet our new Sound Resident, Daniel Bartos

Daniel Bartos is our new Sound resident. He’s arrived here in Brisbane from the Czech Republic (via Central America and Arnhem land) to complete his PhD in multimedia. On the side he will be joining us for six months to build and install Sound Extrusions, an organic sonic project combining porcelain crafting with sound design. …

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Apply to be our Digtial Fabrication Catalyst

In 2013-2014 we’re going to be developing and facilitating programming, projects and training in digital fabrication. We’re talking additive and subtractive manufacturing, modelled after existing initiatives such as the Fab Lab, Hackerspace and Techshop, with a focus on personal digital fabrication. As our Digital Fabrication Catalyst you’ll get access to all the good gear at …

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Baseline phase complete

I have now finished the baseline phase of the residency. I’ve got good sleeping data for that period, with near continuous sleep mode and night time movement. I’ve got a few nights of heart data, hopefully that will become more continuous now. I’ve got solid weight and fat percentage data, only missing those days I’ve …

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Quantified Self: Week three

This week I upgraded my heart monitor to one that allowed me to get detailed data of my heart rate, more about this in a separate post. I started taking semi-regular measurements of my girth. I also started recording results of the Epsworth sleepiness scale up on my Google Drive. I got a good start …

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Looking for an internship?

As semester two approaches we are opening up the opportunity for a marketing and communications intern to join our team. As an intern you will work with The Edge’s communications team for one day per week over twelve weeks, or equivalent. Whether this time is completed as a block or over the course of the …

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Quantified Self: Week two

This week I continued with with my sleeping baselines, hopefully resolved the heart monitor issue, and started work on one of the deliverables of my residency: the interactive visualisation. I have upgraded my heart monitor, hopefully to a model that actually can give the detailed logging I’m after; I’ll find out for sure tomorrow when …

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