it’s with great pleasure i tell you i’ll be performing with jorge crowe on september 10th, doing some live imaging for his performance and “artronics” fatto in casa. it’s gonna be a double night: first presentation takes place at the seminario de narrativas hiper/textuales, in centro cultural recoleta, at 8pm. after that, we’ll be heading to the centro cultural zaguán, and perform againg at 1am of sunday in the sintomatica party.
well, hope to see you there! below is a video from the performance jorge did in panoramica, in march 2011, at the espacio telefonica.
from august 25th to 28th, i’ll be at la cúpula media lab, in córdoba, argentina, for one more workshop. this time we will be using puredata as a tool for generating realtime images, a technique that can be applied to many different transmedia experiments in drama, cinema, performance, dance, vjing and so on. the program of the workshop is described below:
> discussion of the platform: what is puredata and what can it do?
> pd and libraries installation (a walkthrough in mac os and linux);
> intro to the patch metaphor / non-linear programming;
> intro to GEM/openGL;
> exercise 1: loading and displaying a video in GEM;
> exercise 2: puredata video mixer;
> exercise 3: realtime image filters;
days 3 and 4
> exercise 4: openCV – computer vision and puredata – face and other visual pattern identification;
> exercise 5: how to use arduino and puredata to modify images;
to leave you with an example of possibilities we will be discussing during the workshop, below there’s a video of a play i worked on with ricardo palmieri, gabriel camelo and the group les commediens tropicales. the multimedia scenery was made by using projection mapping techniques, with a combination of puredata and vpt (programmed by palm). hope to see you in córdoba!
“(…) while artists in all disciplines are now routinely computer as a tool in their work, there are still literally only a few artists out there who focus on one of the most fundamental and radical concepts associated with digital computers – that of computation itself (rather than interactivity, network, or multimedia).”.
- Lev Manovich, The Anti-Sublime Ideal in Data Art, p.6.
the concept of computation can be approached as the systematic and autonomous mathematization of communication processes. even tough the complexification of such processes is an undeniable problem, there is a fact - emphasized by Manovich - that is even more essential: the conversion of culture into one single nature of bits and bytes.
the workshop DataJockey tries to address some of these questions concerning computation processes, providing a space of discussion and experimentation about a possible image or aesthetics that dialogues with such problem.
in order to achieve that, the workshop proposes exercises with open source technologies Processing and Arduino. these tools will be used in simple examples of data conversion, so that one can experiment with an image that is real time generated, product of local circumstances (through the use of sensors and cameras) or of other contexts (network information).