Converge Challenge

I entered Open Ears into the Converge Challenge 2017. The application was quite in depth but having performed real world workshops and proved the concept really helped hold the idea together. I reconsidered entering over and over. Do I have the time, am I good enough? Do I have the confidence to be an entrepreneur? I am deserving of all that support and time? In the end I pushed all that out of my mind Read more…

Apex

Apex – Apex is an Augmented Reality application designed to deliver relevant contextual information to racing drivers. Billy Monger, 17, Formula 4 driver lost legs due to poor marshalling. Useful things for a driver to know:– Is there danger?– Are there any flags being waved?– How many laps are left?– Who is behind me?– Am I going fast enough? How does it do this? Apex recognises variables about the driver’s immediate environment such as speed, Read more…

A New Hope

Dundee has a new Hope, Gary Gowans. A video showcasing the impact of visual effects has gone viral, created by Mr Gowans himself. A graphic design lecturer and part time VFX maestro at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design which is a part of the University of Dundee. The video itself depicts the Millennium Falcon taking off from within the V&A Museum of Design which is currently under construction on Dundee’s reimagined waterfront. Read more…

Finding Feedback

I answered a call for students from DJCAD to assist NHS Tayside with producing some video content. I was unsure what the content would be or even the amount of work that would be required but Summer was coming up and I thought it was a nice side project to keep me busy over the coming months. Having the NHS on your CV can only be a good thing too! I arrived at Ninewells Hospital Read more…

Something Fishy

The annual Dee-Con is coming up soon, on the 8th April. This year I’ve been putting together my first ‘serious’ cosplay. My girlfriend and I are going as Alphys and Undyne from the video game Undertale. It’s going to be a nice break from more ‘serious’ projects and allows me to practice my practical making skills in a different context. I’m also looking forward to the social aspect of the convention itself. I worked on Read more…