Jan 212010
 

As we ended the last decade we were collating/archiving assets from the LAMP site and think it important to recognise the people that made LAMP the Australian icon in effective emerging media development.

Many of the mentors and participants were beginning their own journey on these workshops and residentials and are now leading the industry in Australia and abroad. We hope these ‘retrospective’ posts serve as a record for that which follows LAMP.

LAMP 2005-2009 was:

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Oct 272009
 

LAMP’s Gary Hayes created, posted & paged (on his top 5 Australian AdAge blog, Personalizemedia) this simple flash app a few weeks ago to demonstrate the tsunami of content, communication and commercial activity across Social Media, Mobile and Games. The widget, embedded below, rather ironically went viral itself as it is was linked to from Wired, Guardian, other major sites and was re-tweeted over 2000 times which generated a reach around 15 million! It is now embedded in over 450 sites (over 150 shown in the video below the counter) and Gary is keeping it constantly updated with the latest stats across the 40+ metrics.


Mar 142008
 

Peter RasmussenSad news this week for all those who knew him and his work, well known Australian writer/director Peter Rasmussen has passed away. He was a friend of many on the LAMP team who knew him as a pioneer in the field of machinima. Peter wrote the Australian feature films “In the Winter Dark” and “Mad Bomber in Love” & wrote and directed “The Picture Woman”.

In recent years he gained an international reputation as a leading machinima film maker and his films “Killer Robot” and “Stolen Life” (co produced with Jackie Turnure) won multiple awards. Peter will be remembered as a fearless pioneer of new forms and will be sadly missed. Tributes to Peter can be found at Machinimafordummies, ihatesheep, eyeswiredopen and Sydney SIGGRAPH.