Much of my work is themed around what I refer to as xinaesthetic, pronounced ‘ksinaesthetic’. This represents a synthesis of synaesthesia, the mixing of senses, combined with kinesthesia, the proprioceptive sense. As such, I am particularly interested in work that involves kinetic audio / visual material and explores the internal interactions of these elements as well as humans as integral parts of the system. This interest covers a wide gamut of applications, embracing art and music as well as science, games and design. One of the properties of this gamut as I recognise it is a spectrum of interaction, from passively viewing through more active participation leading perhaps ultimately to explicit design and programming. It may be said that another exists between art and science. In my work, I hope to navigate this complex space, finding novel intermediaries that may hopefully engage others.

In practice, I am still far from really attaining this amorphous vision – perhaps it is not clear whether it is even something attainable.  Still, as the cliché goes; it’s the journey, not the destination, that is important.  I believe this to be essentially true particularly of music and also ‘interactive evolution’ of the type featured in my inaugural (don’t believe the timestamps, they’re just an attempt for me to put things into their proper context) ‘hello world’ post.  There is no correct destination to reach, just different ways of navigating life’s rich terrain.

I’ve toyed with having different websites for photos, sound recordings, technical notes etc and never really had a very defined idea of what to use this for.  I’ve decided, for now, to put pretty much anything for public consumption here… there’s very little at the time of writing that I’d consider a finished piece, but I’ve had enough of procrastinating about documenting what I do have…