7/8th September 2012, Leeds – Live Interfaces As my first act as research fellow at ICSRiM, I’m chairing this conference on live interaction in performance technology, two days of papers and performances, including a (free) club night. The quality of submissions has been fantastic, and we have people coming from 11 different countries outside the […]
Some recent live recordings, this from InterFace2012 in Birmingham: and this from the BEAM Festival: I asked the engineers to cut the sound at 15 and 20 minutes respectively.
With some minor corrections done, my thesis is finally off to the printers. I’ve made a PDF available, and here’s the abstract: We consider the artist-programmer, who creates work through its description as source code. The artist-programmer grandstands computer language, giving unique vantage over human-computer interaction in a creative context. We focus on the human […]
Experimenting with webcam overlay. Video recorded using gstreamer, source for screencaster here (screensave.c). UPDATE, here’s another from a different angle to appease douglas.
The Text live coding workshop went really well, surprisingly well considering it was the first time anyone apart from me had used it and (so I found out after) most of the participants didn’t have any programming experience. The six participants took to the various combinators surprisingly quickly, the main stumbling block being getting the […]
I’ve been rather busy writing lately, my PhD funding runs out in April, and I hope by then I’ll have finished and will be looking for things to do next. I have had a bit of time to make Text, a visual language I mentioned earlier, a bit more stable, here’s a test run: A […]
Text is a experimental visual language under development. Code and docs will appear here at some point, but all I have for now is this video of a proof of concept. It’s basically Haskell but with syntax based on proximity in 2D space, rather than adjacency. Type compatible things connect automatically, made possible though Haskell’s […]
I’ve been through a few linux distros over the years, neatly getting progressively easier to install and configure as I get less willing to spend time recompiling kernels, culminating in ubuntu, enjoying the attention to detail and simplicity of use. Recently though, I’ve had to give ubuntu up and go back upstream to the rather […]