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About Rhys Turner

Rhys Turner Emerging Sydney based artist Rhys Turner merges art and technology in hope to enlighten through the viewer/user/author experience of his art. Completing a Masters of Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in Media Arts in 2005 and winning an Australian Postgraduate Award for the degree, Rhys Turner has been interested in new media modes since exhibiting in the students section of 2001: A space Odyssey: Sensation and Immersion, NSW Art Gallery 2001. His work moves through different new media forms form Web, Video, NetArt, Interactive Sculpture and Interactive Installations. Turner’s Masters work Video Stereo and Tracer was a part of his body of work Etherscapes. Video Stereo uses a 1200 Technics turntable, a computer system and a modified 1960s stereo unit to allow the audience to physically interact with video and sound. Tracer takes another step and uses a web camera to track audience movement in the space and then triggers different video clips. Both these pieces explores how the influence Media effects society and attempts to reverse that process by giving control of the Image to the audience. Other themes of his work develop the idea of non-linear, chaos and ‘micro’ narratives as well as alternative interfaces and the digital aesthetic. Turners work challenges traditional modes of perception in hope of promoting thought and ideas of current social trends and ‘Image’. During a residency at CESTA in Tabor, Czech Republic, Rhys Turner met EU and A little Mistake, a performance group made up of 4 dancers and has wanted to work with them to create engaging art ever since. Turner work, during the stay, was an interactive tunnel with help from his collaborators using sensors, which triggered sound and light through physical computing. Eu & a Little Mistake, during their stay, demonstrated a synergy of contemporary performance, dance and narrative which captivated the audience with its innovative physical language boasting a true uniqueness and seamlessness between the artists. Their work begged to be explored and extended with media art by Turner. Though Turner and Eu & a Little Mistake didn’t get to collaborate at CESTA a fusion of ideas and an investigation art project grew out of the residency. The ideas are in proposal form in hope of realizing the project during a collaborative process and residency soon. The idea explores communication and awareness of contemporary social culture through explorative a performance/dance/narrative with an interactive system involving the audience and the artists. The Project is called Move. Play. Find. Turners most recent work, Heard, an Experimenta Commissioned Artwork, showing in Melbourne Brood Box Gallery 12th Feburary 2010 uses a complex tracking technology where visitors wear a headpiece and become a character both physical and virtually on a projected 3d environment. Each character has a story to tell through conversations that are heard by moving around the space and interacting with the work. The artwork explores online culture in physical space and is a new non-linear narrative form. Websites: www.rtek.com.au www.gogetheard.com www.digital-dirt.com.au
Feb 07, 2013 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Tokyo Photos 2 2013

 

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Feb 07, 2013 | Post by: Rhys Turner 2 Comments

Tokyo Photographs 1 – 2013

I’m currently in Tokyo on holidays (and for the Japan Media Arts Festival) and have a few snaps to share with you. Please enjoy.

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Jan 17, 2013 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

I FOUND ME

In 2008 Melissa Ramos and myself were commisioned to create an artwork for Experimenta. This is the page documenting the work http://www.experimenta.org/exhibitions-projects/commissioned-works/past.html

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Sep 26, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

JQuery Sprites

There are a number of was to create animation within HTML5. One of the best ways is to use a sprite sheet and JQuery with CSS. There are a few plugins that handle the logic for you so you just have to implement it. Some of the JQuery Animated Sprite

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Sep 24, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Web Design Textures

I did a seach fro some textures today and found this link. It boats some 155+ textures but requires a bit of hunting around. http://www.littleboxofideas.com/blog/freebies/155-free-grungy-and-beautiful-bokeh-textures

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Sep 24, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Adobe Create the Web Conference

This Adobe event looks interesting. Finally some of my Hero’s will be in town including Lee Brimelow and Mike Chambers. The event is focused on creative HTML5 using Brackets, Edge, and the CreateJS framework. http://html.adobe.com/events/       http://html.adobe.com/events/

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

JavaScript Tween Engine

The great Green Sock tween engine is now available in JavaScript. I Highly Recommend it for transitions twinning and animation un HTML5. http://www.greensock.com/v12/

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Everything is an Object or JavaScript is your friend

Coming from a Flash and ActionScript background, I have been finding recently that JavaScript and Object Orientated programming is a precarious issue. JavaScript is not a strict programming language which is good and bad. This allows you to make shortcuts when programming in JAvaScript compared to other languages but this

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Open Frameworks Rocks!

OpenFrameworks of OF in the creative technology community is a very powerful visual based programming framework for creating rich interactive installations. I have started using it and found some really nice features such at the OFXFlash library by my friend Juply (https://github.com/julapy/ofxFlash) and the timeline library by another friend Trent

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

The Dark Side of Typography Blog

I found this nice Typeography site today. http://andren.tumblr.com/

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  • About

    Looking for the greatest opportunity to work as a Flash developer for a reputed company who want to explore new ideas in the digital world. I offer digital ideas with a creative core. I am a Creative Developer and Technologist, Visual Artist, Interactive Developer/Designer/Artist, Open Source Advocate. I am currently just back from Japan where I created Artwork for an Artist residency at Konya2023 Fukuoka and worked with 2010 Toyota Young Coreographer of the Year. I also had residencies over the last 24 months in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and parts of China. The best way to describe my work is physical interfacing with digital content. I create touch screen kiosks with sensors, I work with iPhone to projection screens, I design specific interactive installations and solutions for your marketing and advertising needs.