Meet MONOLITH

Meet MONOLITH, my new bike. MONOLITH or MONO for short, is a 2021 Merida Speeder 20 Flat Bar Road Bike in Anthracite/Black. It reminds me of the monolith in 2021: a space odyssey. I ride mostly at night because that’s when I have free time – it’s also relatively quiet out and about at that time. Out riding with MONO pic.twitter.com/qwZFfkY6KM — Rowan Peter πŸ“‘πŸ› πŸ›Ήβ€πŸ€˜ (@rowan_peter) October 26, 2021

Show, Demo & Inspo

I wanted a way for the team to easily share stuff (that inspires or demonstrates work they’ve done, and more) with each other that didn’t necessarily require them to identify themselves, if the didn’t want to. I chose Padlet because it’s quick, allows anonymous posting, we already have an account with them, and it does good job of managing all the embed types and making them look good, and works one all devices. The tagline is… Experienced something that resonates with you? Whatever it is, share it and inspire others!

#800×80

The other day I discovered #800×80, an art project by @arc4g and @lochieaxon, and since then I’ve been having so much fun goofing-off and creating and sharing animated gifs in a “weird resolution” with some supremely talented and amazingly skilled like-minded people on Twitter – we need more weird resolution art, right? Joining the #800×80 fray pic.twitter.com/uOhkXTGEfi β€” Rowan Peter πŸ“‘πŸ› πŸ›Ήβ€πŸ€˜ (@rowan_peter) September 15, 2021 treee leeves #800×80 #WeirdResolutionArt pic.twitter.com/Fj5zBbjrie β€” Rowan Peter πŸ“‘πŸ› πŸ›Ήβ€πŸ€˜ (@rowan_peter) September 16, 2021 Hugs #800×80 #WeirdResolutionArt pic.twitter.com/gtsZ2ucW29 β€” Rowan Peter πŸ“‘πŸ› πŸ›Ήβ€πŸ€˜ (@rowan_peter) September 16, 2021…

Automation & Tooling – why not consider them as helpful colleagues and team members

For a while I’ve been thinking about how adopt a different approach to tooling in our team, beyond nameless and obtuse groups of tools built on google sheets that record and reveal information about our projects. I think there’s value in considering these tools more like colleagues and team members with position descriptions and real roles to perform. I also think there’s value in extending the metaphor to the point of giving these team members names, for fun and function. Meet the team Introducing Wanda, Dennis, Terry, Justin, Gordon, Velma,…

My first instanced geometry

Building on the momentum of making my way through my very, very first noise displacement tutorial, I had a go at Polyhop’s instancing geometry in TouchDesigner tutorial. Again, you literally start with a β€˜blank canvas’ and then slowly build up a network that results in a fun and visually interesting output. My key takeaways It’s possible to assemble 3D forms from various geometry with a merge SOP. You can use Python expressions to access parameters e.g., scale and height of spheres at the end of the tube – super cool…

My first noise displacement

Super-stoked about taking my very first steps with the visual coding software TouchDesigner by making my way through Polyhop’s Noise Displacement Tutorial – it’s a fun tutorial with just the right amount of detail designed especially for first timers like me. You literally start with a ‘blank canvas’ and then over time slowly build up to something something visually interesting and fun to play with – I’m most likely going to adopt this workflow while I’m still finding my feet with TouchDesigner. My key takeaways Learning how to chain together…

Content and code management – tooling

Today I spoke to the team about how we might explore the use of a tool/service that allows us to easily store, manage and share regularly used content and/or code snippets. I was really interested in hearing from them if exploring the use of tools/service is something worth doing? Remembering this is not so much about creating cookie-cutter courses (because they’re all individual and unique), but more about creating readily reusable code that forms the foundation. An example – while the set of Arts translation and interpreting courses are based…

Mobas – mobile checklists enabling authentic workplace assessment

Mobas was a web application that enables vocational education students and teachers to create, complete and submit formative and summative assessments from their smartphone or other Internet enabled device – it was funded by the E-learning for Participation and Skills project for the National e-Learning Strategy and released in 2012/2013. Client National VET e-Learning Strategy and the students and teachers at Box Hill Institute Platform Web application/Moodle learning management system (LMS) with a custom plug-in. Audience/Users Students, teachers and workplace supervisors who are undertaking and facilitating training and assessment in…

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