Finding Balance : Mura Gadi

1 09 2013

It has been a really long time between blog posts, but I have had a good excuse. For the past few months, I have worked on an exhibition and publication – Finding Balance : Mura Gadi, which is now on at the Belconnen Arts Centre.

Here is some documentation of the show.

Sign outside gallery - photo by Martin Drury

Sign outside gallery – photo by Martin Drury

Wall 1 of the show - photo by Martin Drury

Wall 1 of the show – photo by Martin Drury

It has been a massive project and I have had so much help, especially from my husband Marty (Martin Drury), who has done heaps – from being a sounding board for ideas on design and layout of the publication, to patiently cutting all the mounts for the prints, to helping with the exhibition install. Catherine Summerhayes, Linda Carroli and Shannon Novak all contributed to the publication and many other wonderful peeps supported me on pozible, which was really fantastic.

Augmented media - photo by Martin Drury

Augmented media – photo by Martin Drury

Book display - photo by Martin Drury

Book display – photo by Martin Drury

Wall 2 of the show - photo by Martin Drury

Wall 2 of the show – photo by Martin Drury

Here is some more documentation of the exhibition, with a lot more to come – especially demonstrating the augmented reality feature of the book and exhibition.

Augmented - Booroomba Rocks - photo by Martin Drury

Augmented – Booroomba Rocks – photo by Martin Drury

Wall 3 of the gallery - photo by Martin Drury

Wall 3 of the gallery – photo by Martin Drury

Augmented - Birrigai - photo by Martin Drury

Augmented – Birrigai – photo by Martin Drury

Finally, a big thanks to all the lovely staff at Belconnen Arts Centre, it is a wonderful gallery.

Now onto new projects 🙂

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Email newsletter available

2 06 2013

Over the weekend I put together a newsletter including some great articles that I found on Scoop.it The bytetime newlsletter covers many areas relevant to mediakult, including social media strategy, new tools, media art and the work of media artists.

For many people this is a more convenient way of keeping up-to date, which is why the newletter has been created.

This is the 1st edition

The plan is to publish one once a fortnight and they will be archived under news.

If you would like to register please let me know. Also, if you have received the newsletter in the first post and would like to unsubsxcribe, please contact me – apologies for the spam!

I hope you enjoy keeping up-to-date via this new channel.

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New book!

2 04 2013

Thanks peeps from INC!

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Hope the Unlike Us conference went well 🙂





Gephi and making charts with Facebook data

13 03 2013

Last semester I signed up for a Social Network analysis course with coursera, which unfortunately I never had time to do. This semester, I have reenrolled and have been watching the lectures and starting to play with Gephi with my facebook data which has been fun.

I created this image of my  first visualization.

Gephi - My Facebook data

Gephi – My Facebook data

The big cluster or ‘connected components’ are mainly artists, writers, cultural workers and academics. The cluster up the top is all my Facebook friends based in Central Australia, mainly from Yuendumu. The smaller networks in the middle are friends from school, family and work. The colours refer to gender, green for male, blue for female and not defined is red. The size of the nodes represent the degrees of connection (the friend who has the most friends in common with me), which happened to be good friend  and writer Linda Carroli.

I also came across this link to an article discussing the top 20 data visualization tools which discusses some really cool looking tools and even the tried and true, like Excel.