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Flyer for the 1992 Rollins Band tour of Melbourne, Australia

Flyer for the Rollins Band tour of Melbourne, Australia 1992
Flyer for the 1992 Rollins Band tour of Melbourne, Australia 

I saw the Rollins Band for the first time as a teenager in 1992. I went to the afternoon all-ages show. The show was mesmerising. Pulverising. No strobes. No coloured lights. Just the band. The Rollins Band, grinding out a sonic-fury under white work-lights. I kept the flyer.

Know your audience – Anti-graffiti community service announcement

An interesting approach to an anti-graffiti community service announcement by a local City Council. I’m curious if the outside of the bus is the most effective location for this kind of message. Would the outside of the bus be seen by the intended audience of this message. Are the target audience more likely to be inside the bus? Perhaps locating the community service announcement outside the bus ensures the message is exposed to as many people as possible.

I didn’t see inside the bus, but I reckon this kind of message (framed in the format that it’s warning against) could also be placed inside the bus and perhaps be more likely be seen by the intended audience.

Practising out in the open can sometimes lead to a happy accident

遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは? The way of dealing with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) now and in the future. Written by Ichiro Motoki. Photograph of page 81 from 遺伝子組み換え食品との付き合いかた-GMOの普及と今後のありかたは by Rowan Peter. Used with kind permission from Kaoru Kobayashi and Ohmsha Publishing.

“What we plan for the use of something is not necessarily how people will use it and we don’t necessarily dictate how they use it. We open it up and we hope for the best and a lot of the times we are surprised.”

This quote from Jim Groom’s February 2012 talk at Kansas State University reflects my own surprising experiences with sharing my work out in the open. My surprise came about when I was contacted by the co-author of a book seeking permission to use one of my photographs. I had taken the photograph for The Daily Shoot #ds446 – Sense of depth or dimension assignment for the Spring 2011 iteration of DS106. For me, the photograph had a single purpose. An exercise for The Daily Shoot, a record of my attempt at creating a sense of depth and dimension.

What surprised me the most was that someone wanted to use to my photograph at all, let alone for a for a completely different purpose. It’s likely the friendly request to use my photograph by the co-author of the book would not have occurred if I had not been sharing my work out in the open. Sharing this way allowed my photograph to be easily discovered by others and helped to create what Alan Levine calls a potential energy for happy accidents to happen.

Puck Cam

Llama’s VS Ninja’s pre-game warm-up recorded with Puck Cam. Featuring the skating of Rowan, Julian, John, Keely, Ben, Bruce, Annie and Rohan. Saturday Night Light (SNL) Inline Hockey League at Puckhandlers (Melbourne, Australia) 17 Oct 2009.

I recorded this video with a Nokia N95 gaffa taped to an inline hockey puck. Further research into documenting inline hockey games from different perspectives is currently underway. Thanks for watching.

ds106: ds106 radio – Field recordings of inner city and suburban Melbourne

Yesterday, I wandered around inner city and suburban Melbourne. Here are some field recordings from my adventure.

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 007 Crown Casino ambience

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 008 Southbank

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 009 Eureka Tower (Skydeck)

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 010 Fitzroy Gardens

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 011 Rain, Umbrella & Birds

Listen to ds106 Field Recording 011 Rain & Birds (No narration)

Curious about where I recorded? You can check out photographs of the field recording locations at my ds106 radio – Field recordings locations set on the Flickr map.