Bong Ramilo's blog

Our very own Tagtool

  • 6 March 2010
  • Bong Ramilo

Completed building a TagTool Mini on 6 March 2010, with Adam Perfrement. Haven't done so much soldering in years. We used a plastic, tupperware-like case temporarily; it ain't pretty, but it works! The TagTool follows on from Laser Tag, and also uses tagging and projection. It is a live "digital drawing" and animation application. Visit

Interactivity, Art and Design

  • 30 November 2009
  • Bong Ramilo

Only a few days ago (probably on Saturday, 28 November) did the distinction between art and design become clearer to me, courtesy of Tom Igoe, in an interview with him in the book "Programming Interactivity" (O'Reilly, 2009). He was describing the distinction in relation to device interaction:


  • 20 August 2009
  • Bong Ramilo

I was reminded of "intercreativty" twice today: first, during a talk with a multimedia artist in Darwin about how he could potentially contribute to Frontline; second, when I visited the web site of a Philippine-based artist to listen to her compositions, including excerpts from her sound installation work.

Frontline will have multimedia and sound installations. But how will we make multimedia and sound installations, and other "locative media" in the coming months and years? I believe our locative media should be guided by the principle of intercreativity.