Archive for September, 2007

Monome Open Source Creative Practice Project outline

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I’ve recently proposed this idea to Gini Simpson, Head of Media Arts at SPACE Studios, Hackney, London, E8 3RH. The outline is included in full here but you can also download it as a PDF.


Through recent online research for my own creative practice I came across a fascinating, but hitherto unknown to me, USA based project – momone.

There are videos of the monome 40h in action HERE

Essentially the momome is a beautifully designed, hand-crafted, minimalist interactive interface for controlling and monitoring pretty much anything audio, visual and beyond…


On building a tonoscope…

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

A collaboration with Anthony Rowe of squidsoup – an ideal partner for this project – squidsoup’s work being focussed as it is on exploring minimalist, interactive, virtual visual and aural environments.

What are we trying to achieve?
Ultimately the aim would be to create a beautiful and musically responsive visualisation device and/or piece of programming that could be used by both TSP and squidsoup for live gigs and/or exhibitions.


Ars Electronica 07

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Unfortunately I only managed a fairly cursory look at the vast range of work at Ars Electronica this year…

– Julien Maire (Fance)

I was busy working on The Sancho Plan‘s Spacequatica installation for the Ars Electronica Center and preparing for our performances at the Brucknerhaus. I also spent a fair amount of time working remotely on iDesign

But I did see some interesting work… some of my personal favorites being:


The Sancho Plan creative development

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Thinking about future TSP creative development and collecting my thoughts…

In general I’d like:

  • an overall plan for future The Sancho Plan development that was more proactive and less reactive
  • or at least a collective and considered response to forthcoming opportunities – though we need to be clear about what these are and what might be required of us accordingly. I’d also like to clarify and agree what being a ‘collective’ – if we actually are one – means for us in terms of roles, delegation of responsibility and decision making processes…
  • or a plan for my own personal contribution to future TSP development that was more proactive and less reactive
  • some resources to fund my creative explorations