Welcome to tabreturn.com -- a web portfolio of Tristan's work.
I got into making things for the Web in the days of PlayStation 1, grunge music, and dial-up modems. Since then, I've worked on a diverse range of digital projects, including web campaigns for clients such as Samsung, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. More recently, I've spent time in tech startups and academia.
Along the way, I've developed from a designer into an accomplished coder -- obtaining degrees in design and computer science in the process. I'm currently involved in work that combines the creative, experimental, and practical applications of interactive technology, including inter- and trans-disciplinary projects that blend computing, design, and art to create new digital experiences for web, mobile, game, and immersive media.
This 2022 GovTech project aimed to understand the sector’s needs in relation to universities and government and what can be done to address systemic challenges to support a thriving screen industry in Wellington.
Jon He, Liam Sutton, Tristan Bunn
WellingtonNZ-funded industry reportview
Use the Thonny Python IDE as a Processing PDE alternative for creative coding. Thonny-py5mode is a plug-in that installs and configures Thonny for use with py5, a Python (3.8+) framework that leverages Processing’s core libs.
Thonny IDE plug-inview
Artworks coded in Processing Python Mode & py5, plotted using a 2-axis pen plotter.
This series explores themes of waves, radials, and relics.
Pen and paperview
A Processing.py adaption of Lieven Menschaert’s Nodebox script, “Aquatics!”
The script implements Johan Gielis’ Superformula equations, generating a new microbial beastie with each run.