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Material Studies: Vacuum Tubes

Allan J.C. Chan

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 - 09:57:07 am

@ The Allan Show

Managed to pick up a box of Vacuum Tubes for a steal. Think they can become a huge part of my analog aesthetics and circuitry. Phased out since the induction of transistor in the 60’s, the majority of electronics included vacuum tubes back in the days. They are still relevant to modern day audiophiles as only the most premium amplifiers still Read more →


FYP Abstract draft 1 : Analog Future

Allan J.C. Chan

Friday, Oct 14, 2016 - 03:33:46 pm

@ The Allan Show

As we made the transition from analog to digital media, the quantifiable receded to the backdrop and everyday processes became more metaphysical and unknowable than before. This has shaped a new generation of instantly gratified technophiles.

My installation looks at more primitive technologies that first made us challenge and draw clear distinctions between representational sound and imagery and the material world Read more →

great read!

LED Screen References


Friday, Oct 07, 2016 - 06:45:48 pm

@ sgoh013

Found some references purely base on of how artists deal with LED screens in an enclose space.

Aram Bartholl – Full Screen

The colours are inhabiting the space with the help of the white walls. I felt that it actually helps to create a coherent atmosphere in relation to the graphics on the screen.

Leo Villareal – Field

Both examples are screens that are Read more →

Tags: colour | LED | screen | space
found really good resource for your theme : "Seeing - What are you Looking at?"

Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects

Allan J.C. Chan

Friday, Oct 07, 2016 - 12:30:56 am

@ The Allan Show

The arrangement includes six exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.

The magical character of each object is accompanied with a little story, almost completely concealing the existence of technical components such as speakers or sensors. Only small connection ports as well as the uniform black Read more →

Reminded me of this TED Talk i caught a few years back! challenging reality by using objects to break their "sole" usage. *her TED Talk link

Ann Veronica Janssens' Installation


Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 - 07:51:49 pm

@ sgoh013

Ann Veronica Janssens is a light artist that works with colour, fog and other materials to create experiences that help viewers to perceive themselves and their surroundings. Somehow her works reminded me of James Turrell and Olafur Eliasson as both also deal with colour, light and space.

Yellowbluepink is an installation from the States of Mind exhibition that experiments with colour, light and unscented dry Read more →


Experience of Colour


Friday, Sep 30, 2016 - 06:37:48 pm

@ sgoh013

Colour, Environment and Human Responses: An Interdisciplinary Understanding of Color and Its Use as a Beneficial Element in the Design of the Architectural Environment by Frank H. Mahnke, Published by John Wiley & Sons, 1996

(Frank H. Mahnke is an environmental designer and consultant for architectural)

“To perceive colours means to “experience”; to become conscious or aware.” (Page 10) Many factors are involved Read more →

This might be good book to look into from Lee Wee Nam Library Book QP483.T482 Title Colour vision : a study in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception / Evan Thompson. Author Thompson, Evan. Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995. Description xv, 354 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Series Philosophical issues in science. Subjects Color vision. Cognitive science. Perception (Philosophy) Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-344) and index. ISBN 0415077176 (hbk.) 0415117968 (pbk.) Library Material Type Call Number Lee Wee Nam Library Book QP483.T482

Continued Reading of See This Sound: Audiovisuology

Allan J.C. Chan

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 - 03:28:15 pm

@ The Allan Show

Here are some remarkable scientists/artists as I walk through the history of sound and image making.

On Hearing Eyes and Seeing Ears:

A Media Aesthetics of Relationships between Sound and Image

by Birgit Schneider

Ernst Chladni

Sound Figures (1787)

-Chladni created all these patterns simply by stroking a violin bow along the edge of a glass or metal plate that’s been sprinkled with fine sand.

-Chladni Read more →

great research.. i love musical book and type having sound very Vis Commy in a new and fresh way are you planning any experiment- prototype?

Video reference.

Lina Tay

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 - 12:05:40 am

@ a130045

Found an inspiring video on Facebook about the education system.

Couldn’t embed the video here because of file size constraint, so here’s the link.


Gestalt Psychology


Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 11:36:23 pm

@ sgoh013

Gestalt Psychology is the study of how humans perceive things in patterns rather than separate components. The word ‘Gestalt’ is a German word for shape or form of which embodies the idea of grouping or unified whole. Gestalt theory has certain laws of perceptual organisation to outline the fundamentals/principles of it.

Proximity — Elements tend to be perceived as groups Read more →

Process: Week 6 and Audiovisuology

Allan J.C. Chan

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 - 02:36:05 pm

@ The Allan Show

For a start, some of the keywords that I rooted for wanted to be a huge part of my FYP.

From the keywords, I branched out to several more words for the quality that I want in my final work.

*3 keyword definitions from The rest annotations came from me.

Since starting my research, I’ve found some great DIY videos on Read more →