Jason McDermott
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Morphic Mirror (2013)

About Morphic Mirror is an innovative interactive light sculpture. The work brings the idea of a fun house mirror into the 21st century with leading edge computer technology. The Morphic Mirror contains 3D movement sensors, and linear actuator motors connected to an acrylic mirror. Together they react to the audience’s movement, giving rise to fascinating […]

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  • August 23, 2013

Divergent Minds (2013)

Client Self initiated When was this made? 2013 Who made this? Frank Maguire and Jason McDermott We created / used … Mics, Adobe Audition, Blubrry podcast hosting and the Powerpress wordpress plugin. About Divergent Minds is a weekly show where we talk about design, experience and shaping life in the 21st Century. It’s hosted by […]

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  • April 2, 2013

Screaming Rapture (2012)

About Screaming Rapture is one hell of a public spectacle, a full body experience and a cleansing of the palette. As you approach Screaming Rapture, its large form broods silently, waiting for the right notes, the right voices to tease open it’s lidded eyes revealing the brilliant white gaze within. Someone shouts, a radiant luster […]

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  • May 24, 2012

Bright Hearts (2011)

Client George Poonkhin Khut When was this made? 2011 – 2013 Who made this? George Poonkhin Khut and Jason McDermott We created / used … iOS App design. Coded in C++, compiled with Openframeworks. About An interactive iOS app which visualises heart rate and breathing patterns in real time, as they occur.   Bright Hearts […]

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  • November 24, 2011

Social Firefly (2011)

About Social Firefly is a community of small, autonomous light robots, exhibited during Vivid Sydney 2011. Inspiration came from the emergent behaviour found in cellular communication systems such as those used by fireflies in synchronising their rhythms. The piece is an expression of the uncanny, unexpected patterns that arise in complex social networks, expressed through […]

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  • June 24, 2011

Redbull Flugtag (2010)

Client Red Bull When was this made? 2010 Who made this? Alex Symes, Liam Ryan, Russell Ross, Harry Jones, Matt Walden and Jason McDermott We created / used … Bamboo, High density Nylon fabric and a whole lot of steel wire. About The tent that flew was a Red Bull Flugtag competition entry in 2010. […]

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  • October 24, 2010
early wordflow renders

Wordflow, TEDx Sydney (2010)

Client TEDxSydney, UTS Business School When was this made? 2010 Who made this? Frank Maguire and Jason McDermott We created / used … Processing, database software and lots of projectors. About Wordflow is a visual representation of the words spoken by speakers at the 2010 TEDx Sydney conference. As words are spoken during presentations, they […]

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  • September 24, 2010

Windy (2010)

Client Self initiated When was this made? 2010 Who made this? Jason McDermott I created / used… Openframeworks, ofxMSAFluid addon by Memo Atken. About An experiment in forces and objects, created to get a better understanding of the impact of aero-foil shape on flight dynamics. It was created in aid of the Red Bull Flugtag […]

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  • June 5, 2010

Janus (2009)

Client Events NSW, Smart Light Sydney Festival When was this made? 2009 Who made this? Tom Barker, Hank Haeusler, Frank Maguire, Mona Lieb and Jason McDermott We created / used… LEDs, MaxMSP for video processing, LED64 boards for interfacing with LED lights, a series of back-end database scripts. About Janus was an interactive light sculpture […]

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  • February 4, 2009

Smart Light Fields (2009)

Client Events NSW, Smart Light Sydney Festival When was this made? 2009 Who made this? Anarchi (Joanne Jakovich and Jason McDermott) with Ben Coorey. We created / used… Processing, Mac Minis and USB Bluetooth receivers. About Smart Light Fields is an artwork conceived and produced for the inaugural 2009 Smart Light Sydney festival. SLF is […]

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