The Chinese Wedding
What was your worst day at work like? For Dean, it’s a story of culture shock and bad luck that ended up changing him for good.
This is a radio piece I produced after coming across a guy on Reddit who wrote a really well-written account of the worst day of his life. We got in touch and I did an interview with him on Skype and created and hosted this half-hour piece about his story.
I made this projecting jam jar using a lens pried from an old camera, a load of white LEDs and some print-outs on acetate.
Did a Sketchup model for the new Talking Clock stand last night.
New features include: a taller height to help a proximity sensor detect a person, a stem where wiring can be hidden, nicer looking attachments to the base and the top parts are now held in with bolts.
I’m taking part in the Hype exhibition at University of the Arts London. You should check it out. It runs September 23 to 27 at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Naturally.
I did this Talking Clock for a project on IMI. I collected a load of voices — a combination of people I know and a couple of people from the Internet — and wrote a Processing sketch that mixes them and speaks the time in the choir of voices.
I’m tempted to put the voice submission site back up, but if you’re interested in the meantime, email me at ian [at] ihut [dot] cc.
It speaks the present time clearly, and speaks times from the past in a distant tone; an allusion to the past being vague in memory. Times in the future are spoken in a distorted way, showing how the future can take a number of paths.
It’s a comment on the linearity of time.
Designed as an installation piece, I built this monolithic looking stand for a set of speakers that would look good in a gallery. I dusted it off today and I’m making a couple of changes for the show.
You can listen to what it sounds like on SoundCloud.
Word on the street is that the ceiling in Euston station is its’ best attribute.
Kat and Lewis eating cup cakes.