Oct '05 - Jan '07
Cluster: New Media New Media, Design Systems and Tools
Curated by Joel Newman, Theo Spyropoulos and Vasilis Stroumpakos
There was an open call to display some media works as part of the AA Clusters Week. Research clusters have been set up at the AA in order to discuss a wide range of topics. Clusters also aim to involve various people from within and outside of the AA including students, staff, faculty, etc.
Brian Dale and I had worked on a project as one of our seminar submissions. The project was for the Visualizing Information seminar directed by Vasilis Stroumpakos. The aim of the project was to rewire the way we interpret spaces. The visual is such an inherent part of our ontological understanding of the world, and we wanted to test different methods to inject different ways to augment this understanding. What resulted was CCdB (a name which continues from a previous series of installations dealing with CCTV systems to survey spaces). The aims of the visualization were to have a reactive system which would also have a memory of recent events. Once the person interacting with the installation understands the rules, they can then begin to augment the visual, learn, and adapt their behaviour to make CCdB perform. Thanks to Joel Newman, Theo Spyropoulos, and Vasili Strompaukos for the opportunity to present this work.
The setup: lappy, Alesis Multimix Firewire mixer, 4 x SM58 mics, projector, processing traer.physics, max/msp maxlink.
Brian tweaking the processing code.
Shure SM58 - industry standard. Better than our budget lapel mics, still not perfect for the range we need.
“attracted to pink”
“attracted to pink_v2” tweaked by Brian on the spot.
Watching some vectorized HD video . . . will find out name of artist, interesting methods to track movements through time.
The Chief: Shajay Bhooshan displaying some work from his AADRL team, manifold.
Unfortunately did not catch this guy's name, but he had a sweet flash interface to Maya. He set up a system to create branching structures with internal structural elements. Very nice.
Shot taken by Vasilis of me performing with CCdB. This “performance” was not initially intended, but it turned out to be fun to pick up the mics and get CCdB to react. In the future, we will be looking at different mics to have a better range and sensitivity in order to more accurately pick up the sounds in the space.