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node08 timetable released
Monday, 4. February 2008

The node08 timetable is out now, and sounds amazing: advanced shader programming, virtual architecture, code your own nodes and more nerdy workshops will be offered. Plus lectures by Casey Reas, Paul Prudence, the VVVV group of course, and many more.
I’m going to give a beginners workshop, together with Katharina Mayrhofer. Workshop language will be English - Austrian or Bavarian just on demand ;)
Tickets avaliable soon, stay tuned.

Have a look at the full timetable here.

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node08 / Frankfurt
Friday, 18. January 2008

There are good things happening in Frankfurt. For example the node Festival, which will take part in April. Lectures, workshops, exhibitions and parties under the topic of digital art. Don’t miss it.

“Over the last 10 years, a community of Artists, Designers, Architects and technically interested people has evolved, thinking and working way beyond common patterns of media applications, looking forward to interpret cutting edge technologies and pushing it to its limits in the contexts of art and commercial projects.

Luminale Logo The hosts of NODE08 have been working in this realm for quite some time now,supporting the keen community with their multi-purpose software tool kit vvvv free of charge. The NODE08 festival provides an event to the ever growing vvvv community, to get to know each other, to present, to exchange and share with a curious and interested audience.”
node08 Website

PS: Casey Reas has just been announced as a speaker.

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on things of(f) things on
Tuesday, 11. December 2007

or: Ben van Berkel meets meso. Portikus/Frankfurt 2007.

ampop during the setup

In the last month I was part of a really nice project here in Frankfurt. Let’s start with some official words:
“Ben van Berkel & the Theatre of Immanence is a combined art and architectural exhibition wherein the different parts in the exhibition are synthesised into a complete whole. The exhibition stages a theatre or space of communication: communication between the visitors and the exhibited works, between the virtual and the real, between the different visitors in the gallery and between the different parts in the exhibition. Throughout its period, the architectural installation will serve as a hub for various events including lectures, art performances, and hosted talks with invited guests, DJ-sessions that are to be broadcast and more.”

Our part was developing a solution for projecting on the piece of architecture, and developing and implementing the interaction. We created a vvvv application which enables us to use the 3dimensional surface for our projections in a very comfortable way, and allows to using more than typical 2d content but also things like volumetric textures and virtual lights. We called it “a case study in augmented architecture”. It is an attempt to create a reactive surface of extraordinary spatial complexity.
The interaction works over the internet - you can try it here (only when the exhibition is opened).
The exhibition ends on January 13th.

Some of my photos made during the setup (that’s why the projections are not fitting perfectly!):

official post at meso.net / official site Portikus / review art-magazin (german) / review transform-magazine (click “interior”)

posted in: architecture, art, exhibiton, interaction, light, programming, projection, s_vvvv, technology, visuals, w_interactive, web | comments: none

c.stem 2007, Turin
Wednesday, 28. November 2007

Quick’n dirty:
Similar Diversity is being exhibited at the c.stem in Turin/Italy. C.stem is “an event devoted to the exploration of the applications of electronic systems in cultural and artistic fields”. I’ll be there from Friday until Sunday, if you want to talk nerdy to me, don’t hesitate getting in contact.

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wiggle it
Monday, 5. November 2007

The VVVV community has been very active in the last weeks, what led to some great Modules and Shaders. It will take some time to play around with all this new stuff.
Today: Mr. Wiggle, by dottore

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LevelHead - spatial memory
Saturday, 20. October 2007

A fascinating new kind of gameplay, shows us Julian Olivier’s Levelhead. This new hybrid gaming form, in this case by combining analogue motions with digital content, will probably offer us a lot of future fun:

“levelHead is a spatial memory game by Julian Oliver. It uses a cube - with an image on each face - as its only interface.
It uses a single webcam (EyeToy) to capture the image and a screen to present the computed result.
‘Inside’ the cube are six rooms, each of which are logically connected by a network of doors. By tilting the cube you lead
a character around the rooms.”

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just ordered…
Monday, 19. March 2007

Yeah, we just ordered this nice Arduino Bluetooth microcontroller.

“Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP, VVVV)”

Be prepared for stuff I can’t pronounce yet.

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Future of Sound, London
Monday, 19. February 2007

I’m probably going to visit the Future of Sound Tour at Goldsmith’s College/London on March the 1st. If someone from likes to join me from Salzburg, just contact me. I’m going to book the flight tonight. Listen and view performances/talks from UnitedVisualArtists, Chris O’Shea, Owen Lloyd and more interesting contemporary artists.
Read more at the official website and wmmna.

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interesting wii hacks (update)
Saturday, 27. January 2007

List of intersting Wii hacks:

newest post:
Wow, it’s getting advanced! Watch the WiiBot:

older posts:
3. Awesome: this guy controls his whole home. More technical details here. Video
2. Bl4ckfr0g plays Halflife 2 on a Mac: Video
1. Wii RC car control: Video

see also: wii music

posted in: game, hacking, innovation, programming, video, wii | comments: 3 comments

Piano con moto
Monday, 8. January 2007

Piano con moto is an interesting audiovisual project by Claudia Rohrmoser (video/animation), Kotoka Suzuki (music), Rainer Kohlberger (live video) and Gerhard Daurer (audio and video processing). It’s a live piano performance combined with a beautiful visual part, which combines a lovely analogue aesthetic with a modern generative technique. Video Preview 1, 2.
The world premiere is at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, at the 25th of January. Second performance at the 26th.
Because almost all participants (everyone except Kotoka) are from Multimediaart, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed if you can manage to watch it :)

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