Friday, October 7, 2011

Beyond motion graphics, or is it?

To give you an idea as to the power of some of the tools available to us, coming from the OS (Open Source) community I would like to share two very different videos. They are simply some of the thousands of projects created with PD (PureData) a free open source program mentioned in my comment to Jenna's post below.

Although originally a program designed to control and manipulate music, it has evolved, thanks to the OS community into one of the most used real-time graphical/auditory, performance programs in the world. The program however is capable of controlling absolutely anything you can somehow connect to a computer (including wireless of course), including robots, projectors, cameras, phones etc. etc. No limit but your imagination.

In this video that was shown at TED's "Full Spectrum" auditions,  Onyx Ashanti demonstrates "beatjazz", music created with two handheld controllers, an iPhone and a mouthpiece, and played with the entire body. The software is Pd controlling three Arduinos which are open source hardware controllers.

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