Monthly Archives: December 2011

The boy who loved the rain

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The boy who loved the rain brings to life a boy’s profound connection to water and the dire consequences of ceasing to care about it. The animation was written, directed and animated by Tom Fraser in 2005, when he was … Continue reading

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Tracing iconography

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Tracing iconography enables knowledge to pass down through generations. Tracing and animating by hand engages the body and the mind. An image of the circumpolar current, published by the Australian Antarctic Division, shows how global ocean currents are driven from … Continue reading

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Drawing as one

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Christine McMillan and I draw and animate in Wollemi National Park. We draw around a large piece of paper with various forms of charcoal and pastel. Some passers by join in. We draw talk about and draw what we see, … Continue reading

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Moving as one

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Dancers practiced in Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement move as one. Kimberley McIntyre, Nikki Haywood and Catherine Magill perform at Whip It, Heffron Hall, Sydney. I draw their gestures into frames of an animation time line. Lines drawn frame by … Continue reading

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Parts of a whole assembly

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Are there more expressions of our selves as parts of a greater system? Or are these ancient expressions simply more visible now, through global communication technologies? Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek explains the inspiration for his new work Assembly: I think there … Continue reading

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Naked Antarctica

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Today is the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole. Today Antarctica is shown naked of its ice. A map produced from decades of data recorded from planes, satellites, ships and dog-drawn sleds visualises Antarctic bedrock. Can the … Continue reading

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Living cells and a sub-atomic particle revealed

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Today UTS announces a new imaging technology that they will use to expand perception of living cells in real time. How will data from this instrument be interpreted? See today’s Sydney Morning Herald report, OMG! OMX Blaze makes titans of … Continue reading

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One day on Earth

How can the Living Data project connect to the One Day on Earth project?     One Day on Earth started in September of 2008 with the goal of creating a unique worldwide media event where thousands of participants would … Continue reading

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