Andrew McWilliams

Rocks on the Beach in Rhode Island

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Those that know my work know that I have long been fascinated with the textures of rocks. There's something about the seemingly infinite variety of patterns and shapes that I get kind of lost in.

Rhode Island rocks

On a weekend away in Rhose Island, Julie and I found ourselves wondering around on a beach absolutely covered in large rocks. Once I started taking photographs, I found it very hard to stop.

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A Lightning-Fast Overview of My Art Practice

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I was invited to give a five minute "lightning talk" at this years Creative Tech Week in New York City.

The talk covers my artworks using depth video, projection mapping, and immersive installation, and looking at issues of perception, personal health, biometrics and climate change.

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What I Was Doing While I Wasn't Blogging

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It is mildly ironic that the times when you are most active, and have the most to say, are also when you have the least time to blog.

Cyborgs on the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency program
Cyborgs on the ThoughtWorks Arts Residency program

That's what I've found anyway — over the last 18 months I have done an absolute ton, and not blogged at all. It's time to change that.

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Crash Course in 'Responsible' Data Visualization

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Last Friday I attended a Data Visualization seminar by the Responsible Data Forum. I got a fascinatingly succinct introduction to the concerns of applying data visualization in a responsible way.

A warm-up exercise

In attendance were 35 activists, researchers, designers, technologists, analysts, artists and journalists. The event was facilitated by the engine room, Data & Society and the ThoughtWorks data scientist, Sara Terp.

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Virtual Reality and 3D Video

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The tech consortium NYC MediaLab just released an interesting report on the current state of Virtual Reality. It looks at some of the tech, a timeline of recent events and discussion on business opportunities.

The Jaunt Neo
The Jaunt Neo 3D camera system

In this article I'll summarize some of the tech and experiential findings, and I'll dig in a little on some of the fascinating developments in 3D video.

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Why the Paris Climate Deal is both Successful and a Failure

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One way or another, the global climate deal signed December 2015 in Paris is historic. But in what way, and where does it leave us now?

Civil society sit-in at COP21
Civil society sit-in at COP21 (credit takver / share alike)

Perhaps the best one-sentence summary comes from environmental leader Bill McKibben, who said the deal "didn't save the planet, but it may have saved the chance of saving the planet."

It's an odd statement, but it makes sense when you look at what happened. In this article, we'll explore what it means.

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