Category Archives: programming

Experiments: Data Visualisation in After Effects

Data visualisation over a 3D map of Europe.

Data visualisation fascinates me. I’m amazed by what it can reveal, and the impacts it can have – both positive and negative. In fact, before I started the masters that I dropped out of this year, I’d originally been looking at an MA in in Design Informatics at Edinburgh – until they increased the price to… read more»

My First After Effects Script

Having set myself the task of learning After Effects expressions, I of course got distracted and started learning Unity again, and probably some other things too. But for once, I managed to pull myself back and focus on After Effects again when I ran into a problem that forced me to learn something new (by… read more»

How not to learn programming

Before I even start writing I’m worried that this will turn into a sarcastic rant, so I apologise in advance. I’ve just completed the second semester of my MSc, which included one really great module on technology enhanced learning environments, and one really disappointing module on interactive 3D programming. I’ll tell you all about the… read more»

Experiments in procedural animation

Procedural, generative, whatever you want to call it. I’ve been pretty fascinated by the concept since first seeing the work of Universal Everything back at university. I even had a workshop with Karsten Schmidt, who introduced me to Processing, and the general idea of writing code to create visuals. I love the idea that you… read more»

What would you like to do?

I’ve just received my first programming assignment, which will involve building a simple ‘choose your own adventure’ game in Java. As soon as I saw the brief, I was immediately transported to the realm of Limmy’s Show character Falconhoof and his Adventure Call. “What would you like to do?” ‘Choose your own adventure’ games are absolute… read more»