Posts in the interactivity category

After exploring the idea of documenting movement from a sequential perspective, I created a prototype that explored this more interactively. Using Max MSP, I repurposed an existing patch that uses motion tracking to display movement. When ever there is movement in front of the camera, those specific pixels are displayed. In order to create a more recursive effect with the projected image, I pointed the recording camera at the projection itself. This results in the patch projecting the patch, kind of what happens when you point a a mirror at a mirror. This helps to create a trail of movement, quickly displaying in a slightly delayed manner, a series of projections.

Below is a screen shot of the max patch followed by me improvising with the tool:

The feedback I recieved in class regarding this specific prototype was positive. It was suggested that I potentially consider developing a whole tool kit of interactive resources for performers to use in the creation of their work. I think that this is a very interesting idea, and would love to develop a whole series of tools in the open source spirit.

My friend Richert posted this on my facebook ball yesterday, and I was so excited to get to watch it. It was obvious to me who the technical/creative master mind was behind the interactive visuals of this music video.

Frieder Weiss, came to the New School last year and did a workshop on his interactive software, EyeCon, which he developed himself. He was on tour with the Australian dance company Chunky Move, presenting their newest work Mortal Engine at BAM. The style and aesthetic that Frieder Weiss is able to incorporate into his work is amazing. Like everything that I have seen of his, the work is beautiful and exciting. It was nice to see it incorporated into a slightly different context with the Kylie Minogue video. The technology itself was “choreographed” during the post-production process, through editing. Enjoy!

CODE: Assignment 5

Below are links to my two different programs written over the weekend. Damn they took a long time!

The first one has simple user interactivity.
Clicking the mouse lets you draw black circles.
If you press “G” you will see a square which changes color with every mouse click.
Press any other key to return to drawing the circles.

Link to program

The second program is a drawing application.
Press “R” to change the color to red.
Press “G” to change the color to green.
Press “B” to change the color to blue.
“S” and “C” toggles the brush between square and circle shapes.
The UP and DOWN arrows increase and decrease the size of the brush.
The RIGHT and LEFT arrows increase and decrease the alpha channel of the color.
DELETE clears the canvas.

Link to program