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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
May 13, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Aenigma

My new Interactive & Creative Technology Design/Development company’s new online portfolio http://www.aenigma.com.au/portfolio. We work with creative technology in advertising, marketing and private and government sectors to build memorable interactive and digital media communication experiences. We offer everything from websites and Facebook and iPhone apps to ambient media, touchscreen kiosks and

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

Slow Macs

I have recently run into a common problem with my MacBook Pro Unibody. I Have been experiencing slow processor speeds and hang time with certain apps. I have researched this problem and it could be due to a number of common issues. The most basic is to ensure your running

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Apr 16, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Processing.org and JSON

The increasingly popular replacement of XML is JSON offers faster loading and working times due to its smalled packet size. XML can be large and cumbersome. There is a native library for XMLElement in ProessingJS but no JSON library. However there is a JSON library available through this example http://blog.blprnt.com/blog/blprnt/processing-json-the-new-york-times

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Mar 23, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

WWDC

The 2012 Apple WWDC conference in Sanfran USA will be held in May! Apply for scholarships here: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/students/

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Mar 20, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Sguiggle 2.0 RMIT School of Art Gallery

Squiggle RHYS TURNER (AUS) Featuring graphics by DAVROS (AUS) Sound by VLADISLAV DELAY (FIN) And POINT THE BONE (AUS) Squiggle is an ambient multiuser video sculpture. Using a touch device (iPad, iPodTouch, iPhone, TouchPC etc…) visitors help create an interactive video and sound sculpture with game-like interaction. The project explores

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Feb 29, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Bubbl.us Online Design Tool

I found this great free online tool called Bubbl.us for drawing website and application diagrams. It lets you create , edit and publish schematics and flow charts. You can even invite users to view and/or edit your “sheets.” While registration is quick simple, exporting the document is limited to only

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Feb 28, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner 2 Comments

Sydney Univeristy Interactive & Digital Media

I’m working now at Sydney College of the Arts as an Associate Lecturer in Film and Digital Art as the Lecturer of Interactive and Digital Media. I have been getting back into the Sydney Uni head space and came across a few lost and loved links for interactive and critical

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Feb 03, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

Traveling on a budget in Japan

Because we all want to save money its a great time to travel to Japan. There are some good deals happening and some really nice places to stay on a budget. Get a JR Rail Pass for foreigners before you go and plan your trip Japan wide. Try and see

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Here is a quick list of places to visit and things to do in Helsinki. Sorry for the lack of information. Some were just names of places to visit rattled of by locals in passing. Sight Seeing Mannerheim Statue helsinki. Mannerheim was the president during the war and is regarded

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Jan 23, 2012 | Post by: Rhys Turner No Comments

View Finder Cameras

My friend took me to the flee markets on the weekend and I scored 4 viewfinder film cameras for under 60 euros! They are: Minox 35 EL Canonet 28 Agfa Pocket Unkown German Toy Camera  

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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.