Category Archives: projects

Re-purposing A-frame?

Currently having a nose around the a-frame design tool as a way of designing some scenes. I have a vague idea of what I want to see and hear but I am looking at what existing tools offer. Does reading the documentation become a way of testing the tool and becoming a way of thinking […]

Digital Tools and Makers

Mathieu Jacomy writes a good post on the development of Gephi, Science tools are not made for their users. I agree with much of this as I write tools for either my own or group research / development requirements. My own doctoral work is something to look at an issue that I am really interested […]

Going data intensive?

As a result of a few emails and some long running thoughts, I have finally set up a small, heterogeneous cluster of Raspberry Pis. Using the 2s and 3s that I have from other projects, I put the machines together with a small switch and installed MPI with the Python bindings to test some scripts. […]

A day at DMRN

I presented a poster on Joshua Steele at the Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) workshop this week. More on the poster in another post but the day did provide a range of talks. Much enjoyed the keynote by Augusto Sardi about capturing and rendering spatial audio. It reflected on techniques from computer vision and the […]

Some Thoughts on Digitizing the Stage

I attended the Digitizing the Stage conference, jointly between the Bodleian libraries and Folger Shakespeare library. A basic storify exists here for the various tweets. A mix of performance, textual, makers, and doers, this was a chance to consider the needs of archives, scholars and the data for ongoing scholarship. I noticed a disenchantment with […]

Sonifying the cityscape

My wife came across a project on Makezine which, ahem, sounded interesting. Akko Goldenbeld created a map of Eindhoven on a drum that struck keys on a piano as it rotates. The resulting work appears to be called Citymusic or Stadsmuziek.

Looking forward to 2016

2016, I think, will be one of completions and continuing things. I hope that this year will be the one where I complete my Masters degree. I look forward to doing more work with sound and sonification. It is a challenge in terms of software, art, design and patience but one that I am relishing. […]

A simple experiment in Sound and Vision for Hamlet

The aim of this hack is to explore turning the structures of the First Folio texts marked up using Text Encoding Initiative XML (TEI) into notes using the Chuck , PHP and Processing languages. I wanted to explore the processes for transforming the texts for the user and explore different ways of presenting the textual […]

Learning about paper hacks

Just listening to Derek Groen of UCL and and former Software Sustainability Institute fellow talk about paper hackathons. Taking the idea of the typical hack where a piece of code is produced, the paper hack also wrote draft science papers in a short time. The projects for the day were pre-selected but it sounds like […]

Cultures of Knowledge – Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020

Collaboration, Early Modern Letters Online, and Horizon 2020 by Howard Hotson and introduced by Dave de Roure. Notes are unedited. D de R introducing the space of new scholarship with new technologies and big data. Interested in the engagement of large amounts of people and the social machines (Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999, p 172-175). […]