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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by Patrick

RFID enabled data-viz project

A fun project I worked on with Anthea Foyer for the Centre for Faculty Development at U of T/Saint Mike’s. Moving RFID tokens round on an internally glowing table causes the dataviz of the facility’s history to rearrange on the big screen. Read some additional background to the project over here.

Monday, October 31st, 2011 by Patrick

Analog Defender

The Peripherals Initiative was a Toronto experiment to see what happens when you put together indie game creators and hardware hackers and give them a parts budget, organisational support and a brief to create something new that mixes video gaming and hardware hacking in an interesting way. I teamed up with Alexander Martin (AKA Droqen), […]

Saturday, December 18th, 2010 by Patrick

HoHoTeeVee Projection Mapped TV Installation

photo by Susannah Dinnen many more from the night on Flickr Thursday was HoHoTO 2010. A fun party plus a major fundraiser for the Daily Bread Foodbank ($60k+ this year!). Also, I thought, a great opportunity to build a new piece of fun technology/art to test some ideas around projection mapping (digital projection on non-simple […]

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 by Patrick

HoHoTO video installation in progress

I’m working on a fun video installation for Toronto’s HoHoTO charity party. This is a pro-bono, co-production with Isaac Rayment of ProjectION Creative who specialise in projection mapping. We’re right in the middle of set building and I don’t want to give too much away before the event. But the general idea is a stack […]

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 by Patrick

Pride Toronto Twitter Wall

We were really excited to be asked by the agency Smak to create a Twitter wall to feature in a promotion, Toronto Looks Good on You, they were creating for their client Tourism Toronto for the 2010 Toronto Pride event. The Twitter wall we created allowed passers-by interact by sending in messages about why they […]

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 by Patrick

Old Skool SMS/Twitter Wall

Last week Media Lab Toronto showed a new, custom message projection wall created for RBC. The piece was developed to be shown at Toronto’s Inside Out Film Festival opening gala. The concept was to take electronic messages, sent by party-goers via SMS and Twitter, and convert them into a real-time typewritten message. The execution was […]

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 by Patrick

TEDxWaterloo Twitter Wall

I was lucky enough to be invited to create a Twitter Wall for the TEDxWaterloo conference. This seemed like a great opportunity to create something brand new. Particularly a wall that respected the quantity and volume of the Twitter activity that hapens around a conference of this sort. I came up with an (as yet […]

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by Patrick

Year of Media Lab Toronto?

I’m celebrating Chinese new year by looking back at projects MLT has completed over the last couple of years. No particular reason, but I didn’t do it at the beginning of 2010 and now seem as good a time as any other. If you click through to the Flickr image above you’ll see a shot […]

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by Patrick

‘Vapour Lamps’ Installation

In late December I was approached by the Vapor Media group from Ryerson University. They were planning a gallery event called Digitalscapes and had in mind a particular installation art piece they wanted built. The concept was for a jumble of paper lanterns in the window of Thrush Holmes gallery, the lanterns being lit up […]

Saturday, November 21st, 2009 by Patrick

Abstract/arty data visualisation

This comes out of several conversations I’ve had recently about data visualisation. Specifically the way that visualisations can end up more beautiful than useful. I thought it would be fun to try and create a data viz piece that was deliberately skewed towards the aesthetic and away from the useful. So I threw this together, […]