An image of the website's owner his large smiling face is located directly in front of a Frafissa Compact electric organ.
Hi, I'm Scott.  I'm a recovering musician originally from Melbourne (Australia) now living in San Francisco (California!).  I have post graduate degrees in both software development and design so I guess if you want to put me in a box it would probably be 'creative coder' (I've also built companies, designed experiences, taught design, and managed projects - so there is all of that too, but when I'm working on my own stuff, yeah, 'creative coder' probably covers it).  Really though, I just like to build things, some of those things I've built you can find below.  

Normally I prefer to build things with others, so if you think you want to build something with me reach out, I'm quite introverted but I definitely don't bite., twitter, github.
projects written in a cursive font

I wanted to teach myself some Swift so naturally I used the sensors on seven iOS devices to act as drum triggers when connected to an Apple TV which acts as the drum brain.  Mayhem ensues.  More info over at the Github repo:
A man playing drums on various iOS devices while a video screen projects fireworks onto him.The opening slide of a workshop undertaken for the GRAP2221 What's the Matter with You (Rock)? course.
What's the Matter with you (Rock)?:

I co-lectured this course on interaction design in museum exhibitions at RMIT University with Scott Mitchell in the first semester of 2020.  Sadly COVID-19 arrived and the exhibition that students were designing for had to be postponed.  I was incredibly impressed by the work they managed to do during a very difficult semester.
Art Processors:

Art Processors is an experiential design consultancy I co-founded in 2011 (and left in January 2020).  From a team of three co-founders and one single client we were able to grow it to a staff of over 30 people with millions of dollars in revenue and offices in Australia and the US by the time I left.  During this time I worked with clients such as The Getty, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Victoria, Melbourne Zoo, and more.  Our work has been covered by the likes of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist and many others.  Company website
The Art Processors logo.  A black round circle with two triangles in it that resemble the letters A and P.The Freer Thinking application icon.
Freer Thinking:

A digital experience built for the Smithsonian Institution's Freer|Sackler Gallery in Washington DC.  I'm most proud of the framework we designed for increasing access to the gallery and content which you can find written up in a paper for the Access Smithsonian/Institute for Human Centered Design Inclusive Interactives Publication  (coming later in 2020, but summarised on the Art Processors's website here for now)
I, Animal:

A very 'hard to explain but incredibly executed' piece of digitally enhanced theatre that we worked on for the Melbourne Zoo.  An interactive guide (on an iPod touch) gave instructions to an active audience leading them around the zoo as they were told stories of animal conservation and human emotion.  Possibly my favourite project I've ever worked on. Read more on the Art Processors's site
A crowd of people entering the Melbourne Zoo wearing iPod touches around their necks and headphones over their ears.  They are at the start of their I, Animal journey.An image of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) taken on a slightly cloudy day looking across the river Derwent.  The building and sky are reflected in the water.
The O:

The project that started it all as they say.  Used now by millions of visitors at Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).  It really revolutionised what digital technology could do when properly designed to work with the space it was designed for.  Mona has a lot of weird art but no wall labels to describe it, instead you get The O.  It helps you navigate the underground warren that is Mona (and do a lot more!).  I wrote the original iOS code (and maintained it for a few years before the company started to really grow and we hired more developers).  It truly is unlike anything else you've experienced.  But don't take my word for it though, take David Walsh's (eccentric, gambler, art aficionado and Director of Art Processors); here's how he described it
Summer Cats:

Remember up the top there where I said 'recovering musician' well here is the most widely visible example of that.  We were an indiepop band that released a bunch of obscure records and quickly faded from people's memories.  We were lucky enough to release records on one of my favourite labels of all time, Oakland's Slumberland Records.  Go and buy our last 7" on Slumberland, it is my favourite release of ours.  Or get really crazy and grab all our music from bandcamp.
The Summer Cats EP Wild Rice.  It features a person's hand with five finger puppets on it, each puppet is a cat and two are wearing glasses.  Above the hand "Summer Cats" is written in felt letters.An image of Kyu Fukukara Teien garden in Kyoto.
The Modular Garden:

I did a rather weird Master's degree.  I was embedded in RMIT University's Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory researching design practice through exegesis.  To do this I reflected heavily on my own design practice as part of an Australian Research Council grant provided to study the acoustic properties of Japanese gardens.  I undertook a study of Japanese garden soundscapes and used it as the basis for creating a programatically driven soundscape using various synthesis techniques to generate and mimic the real world acoustic environment found in Japanese gardens.  It eventuated with a sound installation capable of changing based on time of day and year.  All audio was generated using SuperCollider over a multi speaker diffusion system or hardware synthesis modules that I soldered together myself.  You can read the exegesis here.

AudioMulch is software built for live performance, audio processing, sound design and music composition.  It has been used by the likes of Girl Talk and Pete Townsend (you know, from The Who!).  I worked for Ross Bencina to help with the port of AudioMulch 2.0 to OS X back in 2008 (-ish).  I wrote a bunch of the native OS X code (CoreMidi, persistence settings store, VST hosting, etc.), primarily in C++ but also some Objective-C, there could have even been some Python in there for the Scons scripts, it was a long time ago now!
The AudioMulch logoThe knock Yr. Socks Off Records banner.  It shows the text of the label made out of socks hung on a clothesline.  Behind the clothesline is a factory with socks going in one side and records coming out the other.
Knock Yr. Socks Off Records:

I also release records sometimes.  I've been fortunate to be able to release records for some of my favourite artists of all time including Eux Autres, Saturday Looks Good to Me, The Motifs, Milk Teddy and Business of Dreams (and others, I love them all like children, honestly, no favourites!).  There is an outdated website here and a bandcamp page (equally outdated) here.