René Christen. Creative Technologist, Artist and co-founder of Code on Canvas.
Back O’ Bourke Museum


Children place hand crafted wooden objects on a table to bring an historic video character to life to tell a tale about the object. Developed with Elmar Trefz at Spinifex for the Back O’ Bourke history museum.

A SkyeTek RFID UHF reader and antenna mounted under the table surface is controlled by a MaxMSP application, which  communicates with a front end application developed with OpenFrameworks for video playback. IR sensors are also used to detect people entering the space and communicate via the application via serial to play welcome content.




Flight data turned into a sublime spatial experience.


Anti-seismic architecture incorporating spatialised sound and light.

Greensborough Aquatic Centre

Electricity, water and children. Together at last!