So I bought a Makey Makey GO! I backed it on kick starter.
It’s petty cool. But I still prefer the classic.
However I did make a silly little thing in the office:
I attached it to my can of pop so every time I picked it up it clicked a video and opened it in Preview on Mac. I made me laugh. I really like not having to have an ‘earth’ unlike the Classic – but there are ways around that anyway.
Check it out:
Big news from Izzy HQ…. Isadora 2.1 Some very nice additions here to expand on the already amazing version 2.0:
Isadora v2.1 adds several new features to Isadora v2.0, and addresses bugs in the previous release. Highlights of the new features include:
- More Flexible Video Routing: Isadora v2.1 allows GPU video to be routed directly to multiple stages at the end of the rendering chain.
- Improved native Black Magic Video capture integration provides low latency video capture and output.
- Many Isadora video processing actors have been enhanced to offer highly efficient GPU processing while retaining their classic CPU functionality.
- Newly added FreeFrameGL (FFGL) effects offer additional video processing options
- Global variables allow easy scene to scene communication.
- New patching shortcuts speed up common tasks when connecting actors.
More info can be found here:
And this. Z-vector’s new Touch software.
Not blogged as much as usual. Work has been busy and so has my personal life. Been enjoying the great outdoors a litlte more; hiking, riding, camping, etc and preparing to be a dad early next year. I have still collected a few videos over the last few months that I knew I wanted to share. So here they are in no particular order:
XYZ tracking, before the kinect.
Shameless I know but this is one of my early experiments I had forgotten about. I remember wanting to track something in a 3D space; I could do the X and Y in Isadora and basically used scale to control the Z. The bigger something is t the camera the closer it is right? And vice-versa. Watching this made me think that often the basics are the best.
Interactive timeline/projection mapping for Education.
I love this. Simple playful and fun.
Listening to colour – Neil Harbisson.
I love this type of stuff. I am secret futurist at heart. I’d love to become a cyborg actually. This guy, in my eyes, is almost a cyborg because of his experiments. If you want to freak yourself out, check this out. If that’s not crazy enough then google Stelarc and Kevin Warwick
Watch all the videos at the end of this link. Amazing VFX!
David Gumbs – artist.
I have known of, but never me, David for a long time now. A polite, talented and friendly guy who is doing some incredible things with Isadora, motion tracking and more. He has inspire me recently in the video below. Working with children and interactive paintings. What is more rewarding than that? You should defiantly check out his work here:
I re-edited some of the dead links (sorry about that!) David also sent me to some more links on vimeo, etc.(see above).
Great work here Joe. The video speaks for itself. Give it a watch.
Old and New.
One of my favourite songs is Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar. It’s an ibiza dance/trance classic. You will probably have heard it. I have always known that many classic trance/dance (and more) music takes chords, progressions and melodies from older classic music and the like. But this one really struck a chord when I hard the ‘original’ by Wim Mertnes. I just wanted to share this with you. Listen to the original and then the ‘remix’
One for the DJ’s! STEMS.
“This morning Native Instruments is launching the Traktor 2.9 update, which is the first software on the market to use their new Stems audio file format.”
I am very excited about this!
Modulations. A full feature film about the evolution of Electronica music as one of the most profound artistic developments of the 20th century!
That’s it for now. Comments welcome below.