New Paper: Playful interfaces to the archive...

Playful interfaces to the archive and the embodied experience of data. Rachel Hendery and Andrew Burrell, Journal of Documentation 2020

Recently published in the Journal of Documentation: emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JD-05-2019-0078/full/html Purpose This paper demonstrates the possibility for the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector to employ playful, immersive discovery interfaces for their collections and …

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I Believe in Monsters!

Where I recall A Pair of Red Mittens with White Cross-stitch Patterning and a Train Full of Monsters.

For some reason, for as long as I can remember, I have had a memory that has constantly played on my mind. I wonder, is it because I have replayed it over and over so many times that it is so vivid, or has it always been so? This memory is somewhat problematic, for, as you will see… it leads me to b …

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Barrawao @UTS Library

Barrawoa launches at the Nandiri’ba’nya: Language and Country exhibition at the University of Technology Sydney library.

Barrawao, a new virtual reality experience exploring the deep connection between Language and Country in the Sydney area. It is currently on Display as part of the Nandiri’ba’nya: Language and Country exhibition at the University of Technology Sydney library. Barrawao is co-designed in a col …

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Create NSW 360 VISION

Funding to continue a research collaboration from Create NSW.

A collaborative partnership between myself and Agatha Gothe-Snape has recently received $20,000 funding from the New South Wales government as part of their 360 VISION: Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Development Initiative. This will enable us to continue to develop ‘Every Act of Reading P …

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The Bounty Bear is Searching!

A favourite speculative interface.

The Bounty Bear from Wim Wenders’ Until the End of the World is a perfect example of a speculative vision for an interface design that is both playful and critical of emerging technology. The Bounty Bear interface provides access to a virtual environment of data and initially is obfuscating of the u …

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Nandiri’ba’nya – Launch Event

Photos from the launch event of the Nandiri’ba’nya: Language and Country exhibition at the University of Technology Sydney library.

Nandiri’ba’nya can be translated as “we all come together to experience” from the D’harawal Sydney Language and provided by Shannon Foster. More details on the event as it was, can be found here: en.iyil2019.org/events/nandiribanya-language-and-country

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Body of Knowledge Abstract

Ali Chalmers Braithwaite and I presented our paper, “Embodied and Disembodied Presentness in the Immersive Explorations of Agatha Gothe-Snape” at the Body of Knowledge: Art and Embodied Cognition Conference at Deakin University in July 2019.

Embodied and Disembodied Presentness in the Immersive Explorations of Agatha Gothe-Snape. “Yves, where are we when we draw?” John Berger, Berger on Drawing[1] This paper centres around the ongoing creative and conceptual collaboration between the visual artist Agatha Gothe-Snape and the authors. EVE …

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MAAS Research Fellowship

How might we display (or otherwise represent) complex metadata in virtual realty?

Rachel Hendery, Kate Richards and myself have come together to work on an experimental project with a software output we are calling the Fields of View Object Explorer. We will extend on the above question and explore ways of visualising metadata relationally in the contexts of both space and time. …

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