Rendez-Vous a Macao

Michel Vaillant is the title of a Belgian comics series created in 1957 by French cartoonist Jean Graton and published originally by Le Lombard. Later, Graton published the albums by himself when he founded Graton éditeur in 1982. Michel Vaillant is the main character of the eponymous series, a French racing car driver who competes …


Asteroids game in Blender

While this information may already be out there is some other form, I wanted to present the steps behind setting up an asteroids like videogame in Blender. Please feel free to contribute any comments or suggestions on how to improve this setup.
For this setup, you need to add a cube and expand it to serve …


Selling the Future

There are many new residential developments in Macau and many more planed for the future. These developments are sold to potential buyers before the first construction work has begun, through promotional videos, websites, and printed brouchures.
Implicit in all of this material is the kind of lifestyle that future residents of the buildings will enjoy. Often …



These are some initial logo designs for the launch of a unified end of the semester communication festival at the University of Macau. Also included is a new logo for “gateway,” the fourth year video workshop that I’ve been teaching over the past couple of semesters. The inspiration for the first design comes from one …

between good and bad fiction

“Only fiction will accommodate the facts of life. . . Our choice, in so far as we have one, is not between fact and fiction, but between good and bad fiction.” –Wright Morris
The above quote encapsulates the problematic division between fiction and documentary filmmaking. The question of whether to make a fiction or non-fiction work …


Mapping the city

“OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.”
Below we can see a comparison between …


This is My City

I had the pleasure of participating in the “This is My City” workshop in this summer. It was organized by Bert de Muynck, Mónica Carriço, Belgian and Portuguese architects working out of Beijing, and Nuno Soares, a local architect in Macau. The premise was to “explore Macau’s urban landscape by investigating the relation between the …