The Darwin Laptop Orchestra (DLOrk) was formed on 5 October 2016, with Dick Whittington, Danny Pattiselanno, and Bong Ramilo as first members, at Malak Studio. DLOrk is a Frontline project that was in the pipeline for a long time. It is inspired by Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), and other laptop orchestras around the world. It is the first laptop orchestra in Darwin. See the attached for an Overview of DLOrk. See more photos here.
Danny Pattiselanno of DCA-Frontline worked with Callum Finn of Katherine Regional Arts (KRA) on 13 August to assemble a Tagtool for KRA. DCA had lent a Tagtool system to KRA earlier in the year during the Junk Sculpture Challenge in May 2016. KRA wanted one of its own after that. The collaboration is part of the KRA-DCA collaboration for KRA's Katehrine Muster, with DCA contributing to its Geeks-in-Residence program.
Frontline ran workshops on Tagtool, Webcam Piano, and other interactive tools at Katherine Regional Arts' Juk Sculpture Challenge, at Katherine, on 26-27 May 2016. Danny Pattiselanno and Bong Ramilo facilitated the workshops. Tagtool was also active on the awards night, and was again very popular with children. Frontline was there as part of its collaboration with Katherine Regional Arts (KRA), as geeks-in-residence.
Zoltar is now at DCA! Zoltar is a fortune-telling machine (based on the old Zoltar machines) using the Modulo from this Hackster guide. The Modulo is a modular electronics system that makes it easy to assemble electronic devices. To learn more about Modulo visit modulo.co.
"The ultimate, magical transformation from one entity into something completely different, Metamorphosis on Mayfair is a cross-disciplinary extravaganza where sound and movement will transform into visual art, data, projections, performance, music and back again! WarpFestival’s planned WarpMeets will merge with Darwin Community Arts project 'Asia in Darwin', in which artists from Asia are in Darwin for collaboration and exchange.
Zippy Arts Projects System (ZAPS) web site development "hackathon" held 31 January 2015, with Felino Molina, Michael Molia, Venjie Diola, and Bong Ramilo, at Malak Telecentro. This is the first session for 2015. We have had several sessions in 2014. The team is building a bespoke system for local government arts projects.
Malak Online TV will feature stories about Malak and nearby neighbourhoods in the Northern Suburbs of Darwin and Northern Territory. It specifically reports on activities of the Malak Community Arts and Media Centre (MCAMC), based at Malak Shopping Centre. Community organisations are encouraged to provide their current events video to be included in the fortnightly news update “Around Northern Territory” segment. We are planning to produce multilingual TV programs to connect all communities around Darwin.