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Art in Singapore: Context from Current Generation Artists

Benjamin Sim

Sunday, Sep 18, 2016 - 10:43:03 pm

@ Benjamin Sim

Artists featured

Wong Lip Chin Ruben Pang Donna Ong Gilbert & George (UK)

Key take-away points

In Singapore, there isn’t a sense of individualism, as from young, we are taught to stay within the line and not to stand out or be different, unlike the culture in the west. But a contemporary artist is an individualist, thus being an artist in Singapore, there is tension.

We are Read more →


education in different countries.

Lina Tay

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 01:17:39 am

@ a130045

Education is good, but somehow the education system is a threat to our creativity. More evidently seen in the Asian culture.

Education in China


China produces many clever people but few geniuses.

Children in China are very capable at a very young age, being able to play the piano, calculate fast; they have many skills. But when they grow up, they are lost Read more →


Introduction to Perception & Ted Talk on Optical Illusion


Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 12:50:40 am

@ sgoh013

More informations on perception itself as I realised that I’ve just went straight into the various types of perceptions in relation to illusions and colours. Sensation and Perception by E. Bruce Goldstein (Eighth Edition) is a book that covers various aspects of perceptions of which it includes the basics/introduction of it.

Perception is the ability to be aware of something through the senses and Read more →

well done..see you later

Dimension and Illusion


Friday, Sep 09, 2016 - 02:09:54 am

@ sgoh013

Josef Albers

He is interested in how colour exerts influence to other colour. In the book Interaction of Colour by Josef Albers, Published by Yale University Press, 2006 he mentions the flexibility of colour as it is “constantly related to changing neighbours and changing conditions” (Page 5) thus “a colour is almost never seen as it really is — as it Read more →


Research : A Compilation of Audio-Visual That Got Me Started

Allan J.C. Chan

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 04:03:33 pm

@ The Allan Show

Here’s a list of videos and subjects that got me started on the project.

I’ve had this obsession with sound from way back and I’m ready to connect back with it once again through this FYP.

Aphex Twins Spectrogram

The Aphex twins Spectrogram is something that I came across when I was crazily invested in rock music back then in 2010. Apart from Read more →


Case Study : Littlebit x Korg Synth Kit

Allan J.C. Chan

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 03:46:04 pm

@ The Allan Show

Came across this on ARS Electronica

Besides the interesting presentation by Reggie Watts, what I found interesting about this synthesizer is that it’s quite bare and the modular possibilities feel endless to me. Visually, seeing this mini analog synth put together and played really brought out a certain very experimental and primitive aspect of sound and technology that I want in Read more →


Mainstream Articles : Clever Attack Uses the Sound of a Computer’s Fan to Steal Data

Allan J.C. Chan

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 02:57:28 pm

@ The Allan Show

An article that makes me think more about tangible things that can be transformed into data in our everyday lives.

A hacking method that uses the sound of a computer to steal data which just gives us an idea of how crazy data extraction can get. Nothing around you is safe, everything can be sampled and turned into data.


Idea and Artist References


Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 12:48:13 am

@ sgoh013

1st part of this post is on colour, brain, vision research through talks, books and video. 2nd part which is on my idea – identification of problem and aim of the project. 3rd part is a list of reference motion works and artists.

1st Part

Linked the talk with Professor Gerrit Maus (Division of Psychology in NTU, HSS) to Art and Visual Read more →



Allan J.C. Chan

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 08:49:11 pm

@ The Allan Show

Saw this and think that it’ll really be helpful to me.

Ra is a sound object / synthesizer which uses laser for scanning the irregularities of the surface of the pyrite disc and further transforms this data to produce sound. Pyrite disc is a rare form of pyrite which is crystallised in radial shape (as unusual disc spherulites) which Read more →


Colour, Space, Perspective


Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - 11:21:27 am

@ sgoh013

Books that I’ve read:

Colour Theorists

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Theory of Colours, Published by J. Murray, 1840

Wassily Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Published by Dover Publications, 1977

Characteristics and spirituality of colours and it’s opposing Shades of colours

Johannes Itten: The Elements of Colour, 1st Edition, Published by John Wiley&Sons, 1970

Covers the details (more towards the objective) of colour principles Colour in Physics 12 Colours Read more →