A unique curated micro blog, showcasing releases on Spotify. Built with a custom PHP based CMS that’s tightly integrated with Spotify’s API.
TapeFear is a project aimed at helping users discover hidden gems on Spotify. It was built at a time when Spotify had no discovery tools and music releases by smaller and more experimental artists were often buried and left unloved in their library.
As well as showcasing albums, a unique feature to site is the ability to generate an auto-playing randomised custom playlist featuring tracks from the handpicked TapeFear library.
The mobile interface for the site allows the user to intuitively infinite scroll through the TapeFear library and directly launch an album in the Spotify app.
A large interactive robot that playfully follows the observer around the exhibition space. Exhibited at major arts festivals across the UK.
This shy robot interacts with its environment on a cognitive level changing mood and behaviour accordingly.
Cube was designed and developed in 2005, by myself and three other individuals (John Murdoch, Glen Lashley and Simon Feasey) with the help of Bill Bigge from the University of Sussex Autonomous Systems Lab.
The idea behind Cube was to take the typical user-to-art interaction scenario and turn it on its head, so the art would be interacting with you. On approach Cube would appear to be a stationary large black box sitting quietly in the gallery space, as you draw closer Cube will make a cognitive decision on whether it 'likes' or 'dislikes' you based on your appearance. Once its mind is made up, it will either try its best to move away or follow you around the space.
As Cube traversed the gallery space it took images of the world around it as it interacted with animate (and inanimate) objects. At the time these images were displayed publicly on a custom flash driven website.
An unofficial alternative for watching iPlayer on the Wii, designed for use with the embedded Opera browser.
When the BBC originally added Wii browser support to their iPlayer service navigation and usability were severely hindered by the restrictive viewing resolution and text rendering of the Wii browser. I created WiiPlayer to solve these problems, and the project was subsequently featured on the BBC website.
Used regularly by a large number of people WiiPlayer was maintained and kept updated until late 2009 when the BBC brought in an official native iPlayer client for the Wii and I retired the project.