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about bill hart

I am an artist and lecturer in E(lectronic) Media at the Tasmanian School of Art at the University of Tasmania.  I make prints, software art and immersive installations.

At the School of Art I teach a variety of courses related to production, animation, interactivity and design, but I'm also interested in the more general pedagogy of quality undergraduate education and assessment in the visual arts.

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Tautologous Tautologus was an exhibition of experimental digital prints held the S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Scotch Oakburn College Performing Arts...
Knowledge, Knowing and Being: Software Art as a vehicle for the investigation of emerging concepts in Cognition A PhD via studio practice has as doctorates normally do a thesis as an outcome.  For art the thesis consists of two parts...
Curriculum Vitae Abridged Curriculum Vitae: William HartBorn 3rd January 1963, Launceston Tasmania  EducationB. Sc. (Hons) Theoretical...
In the Guise of Thought In the Guise of Thought is an installation consisting of a centrally suspended screen with high definition projections on...
In the guise of Thought - Rear Screen (Video Documentation) Video documentation of front screen projection of In the Guise of Thought installation.  
In the Guise of Thought - Front Screen (Video Documentation) Video documentation of front screen projection of In the Guise of Thought installation. 
In the Guise of Thought - Front Screen (Screen Capture) Digital screen capture of front screen projection of In the Guise of Thought installation.  Note that this is...
In the guise of Thought - Rear Screen (Screen Capture) Digital screen capture of front screen projection of In the Guise of Thought installation.  Note that this...

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This is some not great documentation of an a peice I made after the first version of memetic variations in 2003. Its not great because it is done as a screen capture on my not very fast laptop, and while the frame rate is low, it also affects the algorithim which doesn't seem to form the image as well. Not that the programatic version every really worked that well either. On the positive side the documentation doesn't show some of the artefacts that developed.

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I think therefore I'm not sure if I am....
Sticky FingersI think therefore I'm not sure if I am... 2002 (76 x 125 cm) is an image constructed from the text of Descartes' meditations.

I've always been suspicious of the Barthesian notion that images can be reduced to texts. The same words can reconfigured to construct quite different meanings. Meaning is a subtle thread that lies outside of form.

About this Site

This site is built using drupal, an open source content management system (CMS).  Originally I set this site up primarilily to act as a journal for my PhD candidature, as a place to document ideas and projects as they develop.  After completing my PhD this site has had a bit of a hiatus, but after an upgrade and reorganisation I intend to keep using it as a documentation space, rather than as a presentation folio.

Drupal is a complex tool to use for a personal website, but most likely if you have a problem with this website, its because of my CSS hacking.

There is a lot of video content on this site.  It should stream if you have a relatively fast connection ADSL 512 or better.  Some high resolution work requires an even faster connection.  It is all encoded in mpeg 4 containers using a H264 codec.  It should all play via flash and flowplayer, but because it is based on standards it should play directly other standards compliant software (such as mplayer or vlc ).

For the flash content, flash player 7 or newer should be sufficient.

All content provided, source code and media remains copyright by me, the only restriction I make is that it can't be publcly shown without my permission.