Words for Water Talk at Waterwheel Symposium

1 06 2014

A update on the Words for Water project.


In March this year, I presented a talk about the ongoing project Words for Water as part of the Waterwheel World Water Day Symposium. Just this weekend some documentation of the presentations has been published on Flickr – #23 session – 3WDS14 – BEYOND LANDMARKS.

Here is one of the screen shots – not very flattering though 🙂

You can check out other posts about this project under the tag Words for Water,

Please contact me if you would like to contribute to the Words for Water project.

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Digital travel photography

22 04 2014

Post from geokult-travel about travel photography

Geokult Travel

Discovering your personal vision

2014© Garry Benson

Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson Digital Travel Photography with Garry Benson

I first picked up a camera at the age of seven, and that’s over fifty years ago. To say the least, technology has changed. Books in my personal library that deal with equipment from ten or more years ago have very little bearing on today’s automated digital cameras, lenses and flashes.

Yes, the fundamentals of setting exposures via shutter, lens aperture and ISO speeds are still relevant, but technology has provided us with instant feedback and hopefully a new way of thinking about making our images better. Moreover, sophisticated software programs like Photoshop have allowed photographers to finish their images as they had envisioned it in their mind’s eye.

However, there is one constant that doesn’t change but rather evolves and that is personal vision. I loosely describe personal vision as the manner in which each of…

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Want to see some art works?

14 04 2014

Tracey M Benson || Bytetime

A majority of my work in recent years has focused on social media, writing and education. However, I was trained as a visual artist and I continue to create works as an artist. I use a broad range of media including digital photography, online media, video and augmented reality to create installations and real space experiences.

Here are some examples of some of my creative work from the last 20 years.

My Gallery page will be kept up-to-date with documentation of art projects.

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New site focusing on travel

12 04 2014

Last month we launched www.geokult-travel.com so we could concentrate on our travel writing and experiences. Our focus is on travel for families, art and culture lovers, romantics and adventurous ‘boomers’. We have also launched a new twitter profile to follow other travelers and travel specialists so we can share with you some of our finds  – we are on twitter @geokult_travel.

Please drop by our site and follow us if you want to keep up with our travel news. At the moment we are focusing on things to do around Canberra, but have lots of stories lined up about some of our other travel adventures 🙂

Why I Hate Post-Internet Art

1 04 2014

Very interesting post about ‘post’ internet art by Brian Droitcour

I really don’t like “post-internet art.” I don’t like the term and I don’t like the art that’s presented under its banner. Lots of people tell me that they don’t like it, either.

Whether people like it, or hate it, or feel indifferent, it seems like they all know what “post-internet” means but they can’t articulate it. The vagueness of post-internet, paired with the assumption that everyone knows what it means, is one of the most aggravating things about it. “I know it when I see it”—like porn, right? And it’s not a bad analogy, because post-internet art does to art what porn does to sex.

But let’s try to define it anyway.

I first came across “post-internet” when it was the title of the blog that Gene McHugh kept in 2009 and 2010. The use of “post-internet” as a label wasn’t common then—no one besides Marisa Olson really used…

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More confessions of an online hoarder

22 03 2014

Reblog from traceybenson.com

Tracey M Benson || Bytetime

I have a confession to make. Last week I wrote a blog about the need to consolidate my online profile so it is more manageable. The blog was titled Confessions of an online hoarder, which seemed to be an apt description of my online activity.

Today, our new blog titled Geokult Travel, which focuses on travel and travel writing went live. Over the past couple of years, my partner Martin and I have been discussing ways we can promote our skills and move closer towards doing the things we love to do. For me, I have a real passion for a few things: online environments, exploring emerging communications technologies and something else –  travel. Over the last few years, I have contributed articles and maps to a number of sites including Everytrail and Tripadvisor. Along the way, many people have told me that my…

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Why is my app cr@p?

14 03 2014

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Tracey M Benson || Bytetime

It is no surprise that one of the largest ways that people are viewing online content is via mobile and hand-held devices. The Australian Communications and Media Authority stated that “Smartphones are increasingly core to Australians’ communications choices, with 11.19 million smartphone users in Australia at May 2013, up 29 per cent since May 2012.”

commsreportchart51 gif*Relates to use of the internet via a mobile phone handset each year during the month of June.

Source: ACMA Communications report 2012–13. (Fig. 5.1)

This switch to mobile and hand-held devices has created an increased demand from users (audiences and consumers) for mobile ready content, spawning an exponential increase in app development.

As with the rise of websites in the 90s and early noughties, there is evidentially a wildly diverse range of approaches, resulting in some fantastic apps as well as some duds. I…

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