interactive designer and artist, lecturer in new media
Alex teaches interactive media in the Communications and New Media Programme (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) at the National University of Singapore. Before joining NUS, he was a lecturer at the School of Design, Nanyang Polytechnic, where he taught and developed projects in interactive media and games. Alex has worked as an interaction designer at IDEO, London, and at Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore. He has an M.Sc. in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction) from the University of Toronto. His work has been shown at SIGGRAPH’98, at the Science Museum in London, at Graphite 2004 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and as part of the Creative Curating Lab at the Singapore Art Show 2005.
National University of
Singapore, Communications and New Media Programme
Nanyang Polytechnic, Diploma in Digital Media Design/Diploma in Digital Entertainment Technology
Graphite 2004, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, June 2004.
Singapore Learning Festival 2002, 2003.
"Passages is an interactive
art installation exploring the traces left behind by the passage of people
through a public, urban landscape. By tracking the movement of people, and
creating a persistent, but gradually fading, visual trail of this motion, the
piece reflects the transient, yet important, impact that our movement thought a
spatial landscape has on the temporal landscape of memory. The piece was shown
as part of the Singapore Art Show 2005's Creative Curating Lab, 23 September-23
October 2005, at Citilink Mall.
For this project, I worked together with Patricia Lim and Ng Wen Lei to develop the concept and implement the interaction in Processing using the JMyron/Webcamxtra motion tracking software."
Source: Text and Image: Alex