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My Work At University of York

A list of old projects here including a Marking App,  an iPad app and 3Sixty installation.

Scraping "Sugar Tax" information from UK Government sites then running with semantic and sentiment analysis.

Playing with scraping Box of Broadcast transcripts, and automatic MoviePy editing.

Chapbooks in the Borthwick on Glitch in Django

My Work Outside The University

Drawing and paintings. Zonk The Gnu

Symphony For A Post Justification Engine

York Mediale 2018 - The Fake News Kaleidoscope


Infinite Cow

Music of the Trees

Betula Pendula - Silver Birch but also 

Version 1 - made in Processing - code here.
Version 2 - made in p5js... slowly disintegrates
Version 3 - p5js, Tone.js, piano sample.

Teenage Art School - York Art Gallery

Red Blue Drawing App

"Moving Texts" optical illusions in p5js

Video here of animation

Runway ML vs Watmap vs Processing 

Politicians made from pig's ears...

More here.

Halfway between a politician and a black and white cow.

Currently which contains a list of Inspirational sites, worth a look and a list of digital creativity tools.

Currently recording dozens of screencast creativity exercises like this Let's Make Glitch Art for the Festival of Ideas.

Theme from Marion Sparkle. Uses Spitfire Discover BBC Orchestra free sounds. A "game" assembled almost entirely from generated and found components. Characters, Plots, etc.

Things I'd Play With More If I Had More Time


Adobe Characterizer Formerly Flare.

  • Mosaic . Like TouchDesigner of Isadora - visual tools
  • Score - for sequencing media and devices
  • Make my own visual language for Google Suite processes with or
  • Runway ML and StyleGans with Python notebooks
  • MIT App Inventor or block coding in general, tools like WayScript.
  • Twine and Eko Studio
  • Studio One - Modular Synthesis (free)
  • Sonic Pi
  • Spark AR
  • A Little Livecode (perhaps)
  • Make my own version of SoundPlant now it doesn't work on a Mac (Catalina)
  • Do I need to learn Unity?
  • Understand more about Git and Glitch
  • A-Frame


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