I’ve been lucky to work with Ensæmble. Not only to create this showcase website for them, but also earlier in 2015 I collaborated with them to create a data driven dance piece. I was more than happy to help to realise the website to the specifications of Ensaemble. It is made of five triptychs, and the individual images change at randomly chosen specified intervals. Take a look!
International Teletext Art Festival website needed to be transformed into a responsive WordPress site. Besides being the main site for the festival it presents the works by the artists in a virtual gallery.
A unique custom WordPress theme was created from the ground up.
The artists wanted there to be two paths, which in practice meant two sequences of dozens of images side by side on the screen. The images are animated gifs, and the player advances on the path by pressing keyboard buttons.
The images are accompanied by a sound track, realized by selected sound artists. The sounds loop independently from the images, and the player is able to stop or play a sound. The sound selection also advances sequentially, and maximum of two sounds can be heard at the same time.
The main challenge is to see all of the animations and reach the end. The player is also able to create a combination of images and sounds, and thus become a creator in the process.
KAVA, The national audiovisual archive of Finland has its own cinema, but they don’t provide standard .ics vCalendar of the movie showtimes for downloading or subscription. However, they have their own web store to buy tickets, and the page is neatly formatted.
I decided to practice website scraping a bit and as a bonus to try to create an ICS vCalendar file from the scraped data. The result is basically for my own use, but available for everybody (Download link of the generated calendar). The caveat is that if KAVA decides to change the layout the code wouldn’t work anymore, so be warned that the calendar may be broken then for a while.
The showtimes don’t change that much, so it’s safe to set the update period to once per week. Set the subscription to the address
KAVA has changed their site’s layout and the code is not functional any longer. Take a peek at the website scraper code and hack on!
The game was realized for media company Länsi-Suomi and especially for their online publication Raumalainen.fi. The game is about the players of local ice hockey team called Rauman Lukko. The players filled a questionnaire about their daily activities on the way to the evening’s match, and the answers were turned into a quiz application. The game opens a personal view to the life of an ice hockey player and makes the players and audience closer to each other.
The game was realized as a Flash movie/Actionscript hybrid (Compared to a pure Actionscript class) with heavy lean towards code and modularity.