Jason McDermott
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New Bright Hearts Version Dropping Soon

I’m on fire right now, here’s two screen shots of the new 1.1 version of Bright Hearts that I’ve been cooking up for George, from this side of the world: Created with love on an iPad.

  • Jason,
  • June 21, 2012

Lights On!

So it turns out, Screaming Rapture made the cut, it’s going to be a part of Vivid Sydney this year! Pretty cool. I’m completely out of the loop on the current progress, news or other exciting developments on the artwork, given that I’m in Central America.. So whilst I’ll be more of a shadow operator […]

  • Jason,
  • April 9, 2012

The scream

The other day I mentioned that I’d put together a small artwork concept for the upcoming Vivid Sydney light festival.  Turns out that Screaming Rapture made the first cut, and is on it’s way to melting your hearts. We’ll be meeting the organisers next week to assure them — once again — that yes, we […]

  • Jason,
  • February 9, 2012

Introducing Screaming Rapture

I’d like to introduce to you a new project I’ve had the pleasure to work on, an artwork concept for the 2012 Vivid Sydney lighting show, called Screaming Rapture. It’s a new artwork that Liam Ryan, Frank Maguire and I have cooked up and submitted as part of the light art walk competition for the […]

  • Jason,
  • February 6, 2012

social firefly

A brief disclaimer: The following is an account of a recent design proposal I worked on with a few mates, guys I’ve worked with before, and most definitely will work with again. It’s an account of the exciting combination of ideas, communication and a deadline that can pull the most interesting work out of you, […]

  • Jason,
  • March 11, 2011

Redbull Flugtag

Over the last few months I’ve been working on the largest and scariest construction project I’ve had the chance to work on in over a year.. an entry into the Redbull Flugtag competition. The competition ran over the weekend at Mrs Macquaries point, you can see me in the photo above – holding onto the […]


This is a quick test of HasCanvas for publishing processing sketches in a web browser.  HasCanvas is built on the very nifty processing.js platform, which means publishing processing sketches is about as easy as clicking 1 + 2 + 3.see for yourself;

  • Jason,
  • August 28, 2009

simple metro

For students in the 11217 introduction to construction class;Here is an example of a simple metronome counter which moves a line up and down a sketch window over a period of time.  You should be able to follow the comments included to see how you might plug your sensors and motors into this sketch to easily arrange for your motors to move a) automatically left/right over a period of time and b) increasing in intensity based on a reading from your slider/light/proximity sensors.

Phidget Interface Kit + Processing

Here’s a simple example for connecting a PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 to a computer, using Processing.Picture 7

  • Jason,
  • August 13, 2009

fluid updated

I’ve spent a bit more time cleaning up the fluid blobs examples I made last week, this time limiting the Region of Interest and fiddling with the fluid interaction.  Also newly included is a smarter way to interact with the blobs (in the code, i mean), pulling out more precise locational data.  I’ll be looking […]

  • Jason,
  • August 12, 2009
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