Charles Martin

Charles Martin

I’m a lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science, a music technology researcher, and a computer musician and percussionist.

I studied music, maths, and computing at the ANU in the early 00s then got interested in using computers in performance, in particular creating new musical instruments and performance environments. This really opened up a new creative world for me and worked as a musician for a while starting groups like Ensemble Evolution and Last Man to Die. In those groups I did a lot of close work with visual artists, musicians, and actors to develop interactive visuals and new kinds of performance space.

For the last few years, I’ve been researching how mobile computer and machine learning can work together in musical instruments of the future.

You can see more of my creative computing work on my homepage

Ashleigh Johannes

Ashleigh Johannes

Hi, I’m Ash, I’m a Maths and Comp Sci major. I’m a dancer and artist that has recently discovered a love for programming (who knew!) and as an aspiring teacher I hope you can teach me just as much as I can teach you.

Julian Crosby

Julian Crosby

I have always been playing around with computers and learning everything I can about them, but it wasn’t until a few years ago in high school that I realized I wanted to studying computing at university. Fast forward 4 years and now I am a second year Information Technology student and loving every moment of it. I have always loved being able to see and physically interact with my projects - this love started as robotics and multimedia projects in high school and has since evolved to COMP1720 in my first year at ANU. I always enjoyed programming but being able to use that skill to make artwork I can both interact with and be proud of was really a next level experience. Until those moments I was never certain that software engineering and computer science was the field for me, but now I couldn’t be happier with my choice, and I really look forward to sharing that enjoyment and happiness with as many of you as I can.

When I’m not messing around with my computer or some piece of code that doesn’t work, you’d be most likely to find me either climbing a mountain or skiing down one. If it’s a rainy day, I might be building keyboards instead. If you ever want to chat about DIY keyboards (or anything computing related!), I love any excuse to have a coffee and a chat, so feel free!

Niamh McCool

Niamh McCool

My name is Niamh. I am an Undergraduate student, my academic background is social sciences (criminology and sociology) but I took COMP1720 for my Digital Humanities studies and completely fell in love with programming. I have been making digital artworks since my humble begins messing with MS Paint as a kid. Now I make interactive visuals and program music/soundscapes. I am really into music and run a DJing collective. Recent hobbies I have picked up are: dance, skateboarding and customising clothes.

Septian Razi

Septian Razi

Growing up in a small town in Indonesia, I never thought I’d be dabling in computer generated art—but here I am. Moving to New Zealand around year 11, I was introduced to something that has significantly changed the course of my life; programming. After my first stint in Year 11 Technology I immediately fell in love with it and decided to continue doing it in University. So that’s how I ended up here.

Software development, data analysis and design are my strong suits. But outside of that I enjoy cooking, volleyball, gaming and long walks on the beach. Come check out other things I do on https://septianrazi.github.io/.

Thomas La

Thomas La

I’m currently studying a degree in medicine at the ANU medical school, but in a former life I was also a computer science student at ANU. Computer science can link so many different areas of life together, and in COMP1720 you’ll get to explore how we can combine computer science and art to create amazing pieces of artwork. In the past, I’ve enjoyed creating fun little computer games in my spare time. I also love music! I play a lot of classical music on the piano, but I can also bust out a few pop songs too.

Computer science has so much potential for creativity and so I’m really excited to see what you can create in COMP1720. Looking forward to working with you all this semester!

Yichen Wang

Yichen Wang

Four years ago, I made my very first, significant and independent decision against my lovely parents—studying abroad in Australia and pursuing my ‘dream’ which I wasn’t clear at that time 😉 while the only thing I knew was I need some change from the yawn and enjoy my life as much as possible. So here I am!

Four years later, I completed my bachelor and master degrees in computer science at ANU. I’m currently doing research in Augmented Reality, exploring how such technology can be better integrated with creative artistic applications. My today’s research is inspired by this course, where I saw the beauty of creative computing!

You can find more of my work at https://yichenwangs.github.io/yichen/.

Yun Wang

Yun Wang

Before I came to Australia, I had been a director of TV shows and commercials in China for several years. I used lens to catch the beautiful moments in my life, and these are mostly the objective, what I had created were based on the real world. Now I think P5js is a creative method to build a subjective world, just like painting, but in a digital way. From my point of view, the means of artistic creation is not the most important thing, the vital one is what you think about the world and how to show your thought. So I am very glad to have a discussion with you about how you look at the world, and how you show them through coding.

Updated:    01 Aug 2021 / Responsible Officer:    Head of School / Page Contact:    Charles Martin