DIY ACoustic Treament Instructions

So in September our programming intern Matthew ran a workshop on how to to make resonators that remove trapped bass frequencies found in performance rooms. Participants walked away with a set of 3 resonators. The workshop was a great success but if you couldn’t make it to the workshop here is a link on how …

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Sound Extrusions: The Ambisonic Engine

Let’s explore the heart of spatial sound distribution! Before we go on through another interview in the next blog post (and this one will be focused on sound installations with Czech hardware wizard Milan Gustar), let’s have a close look at Ambisonic Engine, which can be run in MAX/MSP. Some of the inspiration in this …

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Behind the scenes: books and dead stuff

I apologise in advance for any incoherence throughout this post — today was a little bit crazy and at the time my brain matter felt like a packet of strawberry clouds, however now that I’m coming back down to dirty Earth it feels more like a box of used matches. But let me start from the …

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Zombies and Screaming Bananas

Yesterday was the official start of my second half of interning. Due to some university jibber-jabber regarding my course, I was required to alter the focus of my position for the second half of my stay, and as such, now have a bigger focus on writing content. As I said in last week’s post, I’ll …

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Sound Extrusions: Interview – Between Sound & Light with Jiri Suchanek

After the previous quick introduction to MAX/MSP I have catched up for an interview with Jiri Suchanek, who builds sound & light installations in the Czech Republic. Just to give you little taste of what he’s after with this exciting technology. We have met up with his girlfriend Karolina in their little home garden filled …

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You can’t have your glass half-empty and eat it too

I’m not sure that the title is exactly what I’m looking for in terms of thematic foreshadowing — but my life is full of mixed metaphors, so tough. I’m proud to announce that I’ve officially hit the halfway mark of my internship with The Edge. 80 hours of intense literary mastication, and I’m beginning to feel …

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HTML: Hurting Tegan’s Mind for Laughs

Hello again. Mid-way through week three I finally got my State Library ID (sky-punch!). Instantly, my credibility, acceptability, and I daresay vanity, are through the roof (the lime-green background really contrasts nicely with my awesomeness. Some disagree — colour-blind fools!). No more negotiating access with the cleaners! No more awkward inaudible intercom interactions! The possibilities …

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ClickJam hits The Edge

In the lead up to the first ClickJam Brisbane, a 24 hour game design challenge, we had a quick chat to organiser Sam about the ideas behind the event and how to get involved. Tell us a bit about the software options available to people wanting to make game. There are a lot of grate …

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Off to a Ghostly start

As I look out of the glass windows of The Edge office, almost at pedestrian level with the South Bank Boardwalk that runs along the Brisbane River, I wonder how many of the passers-by admiring the view realise how close they are to the busy, buzzing hive of technology, brainpower and ideas that lives only …

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Cell Harvesting | My Cells | A catalyst collaboration

So whilst Fringes Catalyst, Svenja Kratz, travels Northern Europe expanding her bio-arts practice and research, I am continuing to develop the My Cells music video project. Scientist Annette Spierings, and I will be working at IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) next Monday to harvest another range of skin and blood cells for propagation. The …

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