Dave Miller : Portfolio

Sherwood Rise

The world's first augmented novel.
An AR transmedia interactive graphic novel and game, told over four days through a range of media and formats: newspapers, AR on mobile phones, emails, websites, blogs, sound, music, and graphic novels. The classic Robin Hood story applied to post financial crash GB (2013).

Newscomic

Newscomic (2008) recycles the news, re-mixes it, subverts and distorts it. It takes live news feeds, chops them up, reworks them and places the text into speech bubbles in a comic. The result is a disjointed reading experience, where the words and pictures don't quite match but create their own meaning from the network.

Buddy Rivers Live

Buddy Rivers Live was a live networked performance of an automatic comedian. The first performance took place in a gallery in Bermondsey, London, in 2008. The project used live internet searches and feeds to create jokes on the fly. These text jokes were converted into voice via a (server based) text to speech synthesiser, and then relayed to the audience. Buddy told jokes forever.

The Wreckers

An interactive work on the subject of 'wreckers'. In 2007 a container ship was grounded off the coast of Devon, England, and locals looted it. My idea was to make 'debate drawings' - networked drawings generated by a debate on a specific topic. I wrote a script and database to combine web feeds and comments, and convert into shapes and lines.

Bassey Mixed Up

Shirley Bassey Mixed Up is an experimental illustrated networked generative biography. The illustrations are network generated, built dynamically from Yahoo searches. Through specifying different searches and playing with the customisation options, readers create an illustration for each page of the story.

Cocklepickers

Interactive story dealing with the tragedy of the chinese migrant workers who died in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, in 2004. The interactive approach offers a non-linear way of exploring all of the issues, and each person has a different experience, and effectively creates their own story.