NEC M260XG purchased

I bought the video (data) projector on Monday. It is a vital part of the project as it is used to present the Forest Reflections artwork and enables us to explore aspects of interface design, i.e. it helps us to get away from the “typewriter” and “television” metaphors of interaction design and instead explore alternative interfaces and alternative interaction experiences.

Thanks again to Arts Queensland (Qld Govt) and the Australia Council for the Arts – as well as contributing to the Forest Reflections collaboration, this projector will remain with Grovely State Primary School to continue to serve the school community after our project has finished.

Introduction from the Artist

Hi, I’m Jen Seevinck, an artist and researcher. I’m very excited because I’m about to start an Artist in Residency project with the lovely staff and students of Grovely State School!! Yes, I just learned that the art project I proposed to Arts Queensland back in April – with the fabulous input and support of Grovely staff Jackie Semple, Katrina Mills, Vicki Baker – was successful! Arts Queensland are funding a residency and collaborative project between myself, the two teachers and their 47 students. I will be “in residence” for about 2 months during the next school term. That is, I’ll be working in the background and also interacting with the kids to create “Forest Reflections”: a series of 2 interactive art systems and a bunch of other complementary, creative efforts. This web log (blog) documents and describes the progress of Forest Reflections. You can find out more about Forest Reflections here and about my artwork here.