May 2010 - present
Additional behaviors, bug fixes and features contributed to Joshua Davis' HYPE Framework, including magnetic poles, orbiting, wave amplifier on oscillation, 3D grid layouts. This is an ongoing project of love and creative inquiry, results of experiments and play are posted on tumblr.
July 2012, Anderson Ranch, "From digital to physical" w/ Joshua Davis
November 2011 - November 2012, Agency: Brothers & Sisters / Chroma
Wordpress theme development and multiple language support, load balanced server set up, content delivery network
Site available at: www.nohopeleft.com (now maintained by third party)
September 2011, Agency: Brothers & Sisters / Chroma
HTML5 & CSS3 animated site with responsive designs optimized for tablet and mobile layouts, Twitter feed integration, geo-targeting for access restriction for rights holders.
Site no longer available
June 2008 - October 2008, Agency: Core // October 2012 - January 2014, direct
Originally a rebuild from an old ASP site with a massive unorganised MSSQL database, into a lean Zend Framework solution with a normalized MySQL database. A custom shopping cart and subscription service was built, with payment integration with WorldPay, and a bespoke email list manager was built to send daily and weekly custom email digests to customers, sending on average 10,000 daily emails and 40,000 weekly. Front end work was carried out with SEO and accessibility in mind, achieving high rankings in Google News.
A follow up project was completed directly with the client, porting the old data from the rebuild into WordPress. Around 65,000 news articles and several gigabytes of tags and category information was exported from the proprietary format into WordPress. Additional WordPress custom plug-ins and theme optimizations were also carried out.
Site available at: www.automotiveworld.com (now maintained by third party)
October 2010 - present, Agency: Chroma
Development services for the full suite of digital products by the UKs leading horse racing television channel.
Work includes the full site rebuild (front and back) in early 2011 using Expression Engine (templating and custom add-ons). Daily processing of large data sets, including XML feeds from the Press Association of news, races & results, betting partner integration, mass email distributions, and real time betting odds using Java message queues (resulting in the first non bookmaker app to support in-app betting). Single sign on support and back end services for iOS/Android apps.
Site available at: www.racinguk.com
September 2012, V&A Museum, London
Data visualizations of London city data, built with Processing. The visualizations were used as part of Keichii Matsuda's projection mapping project, Prism.
For more information, see: http://km.cx/projects/prism/
July 2013, Agency: Chroma
Expression Engine templates and custom add on development, providing the online purchase and payment for sports injury insurance policies. Complex business logic was converted into an easy to use system, integrating with SagePay, with custom PDF generation of policies on successful purchases.
Site available at: www.shinpadinsurance.com
November 2012, commission for the Rhizome 2013 Fundraiser
A recode of Roger Coqart's "From the Square Series", 1977, as part of the ReCode project. The project aims to recode old digital artworks into Processing to preserve them for future learning and experimentation.
Photo courtesy of Zoë Salditch / Rhizome
For more information, see: http://recodeproject.com/
Clients worked with, either in the past or currently, include:
Benjamin Fox is an interactive developer with expertise in all aspects of web development. His skills in computational design and programming are unrivaled and knows languages such as Processing, AS3, openFrameworks and Cinder.
Photo courtesy of Alicia Carter / Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Beyond web development, Ben is a key contributor to Joshua Davis' Hype Framework. He started in 2010 with extensions for the AS3 version to more recently being the leading contributor to the Hype Processing port and one of the core team which maintains the project.
With a love of technology and art, he enjoys exploring the intersection of aesthetics, computation, generative design, randomization and mathematics. He is always experimenting with 3D printing, leap motions, kinect sensors, CNC milling, projection mapping and midi controllers, all while using them to produce physical artifacts of interest.
Whilst a blog remains currently unattended, I've written several articles and code experiments in the past that may be of interest, mostly for the Actionscript 3 flavor of the Hype Framework.