Nigel is a new media artist and Senior Lecturer in Digital Design at AUT University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales, and has been recognised by a number of prestigious creative awards, including the Samstag International Visual Art Scholarship (Australia.) The technology behind Wind Song is provided by the Auckland-based company Imersia.
Wind Song, 2015
Geo-spatial mobile-augmented reality
Wind Song responds to the location, geography, flora and fauna of the headland site through geo-spatial locative media to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. While a location contains materials, vistas, sounds and smells, the Wind Song project augments the headland site by activating elements that are beyond the physical. The experience of headland – through the lens of Wind Song – explores place, time, and the elements, where actual and virtual space come together in social space, asking us to consider what it means to live on and with our planet, and with each other.