Jason McDermott

Screaming Rapture Takes Off

I’m loving these shots of Screaming Rapture, by Sydney photographer Edwina Lyons. It’s so good to see something you dreamt, come to life. It’s an honor to work with my collaborators, it’s a privilege to create things for people to interact with, and it’s a real pity I can’t be there to enjoy it in […]

  • Jason,
  • May 30, 2012

Frustration Ltd.

Sadly I cannot share any details with you, dear readers, though I can share with you my response, and my spirit.  I am currently enjoying the lead-up to a multi-continental world trip extravaganza, the likes of which this young soul certainly hasn’t had the chance to experience before.  I’m about to embark on a long […]

  • Jason,
  • February 22, 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

Looking back

Ah, this takes me back. One year ago I started thinking about how I could help George Khut come up with the next generation of cardiomorphologies. My, how things have come a long way..

  • Jason,
  • December 13, 2011

Vivid Creative Sydney

On another note, here’s a talk Frank, Liam and I gave at Vivid Creative Sydney earlier in the year. We were asked to discuss the theme of play and how it influenced our Vivid artwork Social Firefly. We had a blast getting up on stage at the Sydney Opera House and its memory now lingers […]

  • Jason,
  • December 10, 2011

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

have you seen anything by mark weaver?

he’s just awesome. I’m really loving the retro-futuristic feel of these pieces. I first came across Mark’s work at kitsunenoir, as part of the desktop wallpaper series – see below. His flickr stream is equally great, especially his make something every day set. wow.

  • Jason,
  • November 23, 2010

alex bamford

I just came across Alex Bamford’s flickr images, via Russell Davies.  His images are lovely, his light fight set is worth checking out.  Take a look for yourself;

  • Jason,
  • November 18, 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

fluid blobs

Linked below are some early results from a new series of sketches I’ve been working on using Processing.  These sketches continue in a long line of projects I’ve completed recently using simple camera tracking algorithms to infer interesting patterns of movement in urban spaces.The first example is a calibrated blob tracking experiment, using the excellent […]

  • Jason,
  • August 8, 2009
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