Bong Ramilo's blog

Australian Centre of Virtual Art Lab (ACVA Lab)

I attended ACVA Lab in Melbourne, 18-20 February 2010 ( I was one of ten participants from around Australia, representing a range of practice in virtual art. It was a great experience for me. These are what I took away from the Lab:

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Our very own Tagtool

Completed building a TagTool Mini on 6 March 2010, with Adam Perfrement. Haven't done so much soldering in years. We used a plastic, tupperware-like case temporarily; it ain't pretty, but it works! The TagTool follows on from Laser Tag, and also uses tagging and projection. It is a live "digital drawing" and animation application. Visit

Interactivity, Art and Design

Only a few days ago (probably on Saturday, 28 November) did the distinction between art and design become clearer to me, courtesy of Tom Igoe, in an interview with him in the book "Programming Interactivity" (O'Reilly, 2009). He was describing the distinction in relation to device interaction:


I was reminded of "intercreativty" twice today: first, during a talk with a multimedia artist in Darwin about how he could potentially contribute to Frontline; second, when I visited the web site of a Philippine-based artist to listen to her compositions, including excerpts from her sound installation work.

Frontline will have multimedia and sound installations. But how will we make multimedia and sound installations, and other "locative media" in the coming months and years? I believe our locative media should be guided by the principle of intercreativity.

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