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VVVVisuals Workshop at Elevate
Tuesday, 7. October 2008

I’m doing a workshop about making visuals with VVVV at the Elevate Festival in Graz (A) together with Kathi. If you’re interested in taking part, check out the details here.
On friday, I’m also VJing with kon.txt, looking forward to Dorian Concept and more.

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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

seduced by light
Saturday, 29. September 2007

Dazed Digital did a nice behind the scene coverage about three studios/artists from London, working primarily with light. Enjoy listening to the people who did great projects, but be aware of a very bad sound quality:
United Visual Artists (Website), Jason Bruges Studio (Website), David Batchelor.

via interactive architecture (thanks for being back at business finally!)

posted in: art, interaction, light, tip, video, visuals | comments: 1 comment

vvvv at the iaa2007
Saturday, 29. September 2007

The IAA is already over for this year, but it’s still worth writing some lines about the impressive Mercedes Benz hall.
Heart of this completely modified hall was the “Carwalk” - a huge (50×15m) LED surface on the floor, where the silver cars were placed on. It was partly fed with interactive content by VVVV, realized by Atelier Markgraph and meso.
The whole atmosphere of the hall was really stunning, also because of a perfect combination of all components like light, interior design and moving images. But the total costs must be beyond my imagination…

Also remarkable was the presentation of Mini, where the Pfadfinderei did livevisuals for the complete duration.
Respect :)

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Thursday, 27. September 2007

A nice name for a nice project:
Defetto and his mates from Italy created a very powerful Wii application using vvvv and max. It’s a music and visuals application, using the Wii and Nunchuck for triggering and modifying various samples. Best have a look at the great documentation at de.posi.to/wiiwiiwiiwii/

posted in: audio, interaction, visuals, vvvv, wii | comments: 1 comment

Raymond Crowe - A Wonderful World
Saturday, 25. August 2007

Unimpressed by technology 2:

posted in: analogue, music, video, visuals | comments: 3 comments

light sculptures
Thursday, 21. June 2007

Crustea, the self-appointed AntiVJ did a quite interesting installation at ClubTransmediale/Berlin. Exactly mapped projections are wrapping the 3dimensional surface:

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moving brands muon launch
Sunday, 29. April 2007

Moving Brands and Chris O’Shea (blog) created an impressive installation for the launch of new KEF speakers. A 10×5 m LED screen was set up in the Sala del Cenacolo in Milan, which reacts to the given audio signal in a very organic way. The way the animation behaves fits the speaker’s design perfectly - and especially the reflections in the object itself are awesome!

see official documentation
flickr galleries: 1, 2, 3
and a quickie on youtube

update: Chris O’Shea published a documentation on his website.

via toxi.in.process

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