The making of Stop Motion – my thoughts

This project took me the better part of six months. There are about 5000 lines of code. It is also my first commercial project when I was still wet-behind-the-ears after graduating from LASALLE. Because of this project, I gained a fair bit of confidence in programming skills, and would say that I have moved on …

The Singapore Mini-Maker Faire 2013

This was the second year of the event held on the last weekend of July. While I was a visitor last year, I became a participant this year with my own maker booth entitled “Hobby Electronic Light Gadgets” where I displayed some of my DIY light gadgets. It was held at the Scape Warehouse. This …

[Article] Why has Singapore failed to prepare its citizens adequately for the knowledge economy

A scholarly and well-articulated essay written by respected blogger – Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, who has worked for a couple of years at the Business Intelligence Unit at the Economist. I myself am a product of Singapore’s education system and I have worked at a government agency for a couple of years. This was before I took …

Learning Android development

I ended school last week with my thesis submission and presentation. Yes I am done with school! I am done with the three year Bachelor course in interactive art at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Now that I’ve graduated and have not found a proper full time job, I decided to do some freelance …

‘Clouds’ – an interactive documentary

This ‘Clouds’ documentary in the making has been generating a lot of buzz online, such as the one here on  Creative Applications Network, because it involves a number of famous new media artists coming together to make a documentary about new media art, tag lined as ‘creativity through the lens of code’. It also utilises a new movie …

What is data journalism?

To answer this question, let’s turn to the source of all modern knowledge, Wikipedia :- Data-driven journalism is a journalistic process based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a new story. Data-driven journalism deals with open data that is freely available online and analyzed with open source tools. Data-driven journalism strives to reach new levels …