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Dome projection   5 comments

I have been interested in projection on spherical domes for a while, but never had the chance to experiment on an actual dome. This situation changed after I met Dave Pentecost a couple of years ago. Dave is an advocate and practitioner of the use of digital domes in education and art, and has been documenting his advances in the development of a low-cost dome authoring and projection system in this website. A dome system following those specifications is being installed at an amazing place in New York, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, a Center for Community for girls and young women on the Lower East Side. The Girls Club has been running since 1996, but recently moved to a brand new building that includes the 30 feet hemispherical planetarium, among many other facilities. A recent visit to the Girls Club’s planetarium allowed me to test the code I wrote earlier for dome projection (and realize that it was wrong), and discuss with Dave how we could use Processing and other software tools to allow people to easily create visual content for domes and to carry out artistic projects specifically tailored to the context of the planetarium. These tests and discussions lead to some recent technical developments that I will describe in more detail below.

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Posted September 6, 2013 by ac in Art projects, Programming

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Android course at Konkuk University   4 comments

Not much time to write on the blog these days, so things are piling up quickly. This post in particular is about a project from two months ago :-), when I participated in a Summer course at the Communication Design program at Konkuk University, Seoul. The class was lectured by Jihyun Kim and focused in making interactive applications with Android devices. I helped the students to use the Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol and sensors in Processing.Android. For most of them, this was their first experience developing on a smartphone, and the outcome was very engaging and fun.

Update: The sample sketches I used during the class to explain how to send/receive data with Android devices can be grabbed from here and here.

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Posted September 19, 2011 by ac in Art projects, Programming, Teaching

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Projects using GLGraphics / GSVideo   Leave a comment

One of my motivations to develop Software Libre is the possibility to share knowledge and to create potentially useful tools, not only for myself but also for other artists and coders. So, it is very encouraging to see work being done with some of the tools I have been putting together during the last couple of years. Check the rest of this post to see some great projects made with Processing, GLGraphicsGSVideo, and Proscene.

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Posted May 16, 2011 by ac in Art projects, Visualization

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Live visuals with GLGraphics and GSVideo   Leave a comment

The GLGraphics and GSVideo libraries were recently used by video artist Matteo Ferroni to generate the live visuals he performed live with pianist Ludovico Einaudi and electronic musician Robert Lippok in London and Italy during Eianudi’s European Tour. The visuals are inspired by the journey from death to rebirth painted in the pharaoh Tutmoses III tomb. Check video below.

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Posted July 21, 2010 by ac in Art projects

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Convergence / Divergence   Leave a comment

Some 3D renderings inspired by folding simulations of protein molecules.
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Posted June 3, 2010 by ac in Art projects, Programming, Visualization

Updated FLUflux   Leave a comment

FLUflux is a data visualization project that I carried out in collaboration with media artist Jihyun Kim at the Media Lab Prado, during the Visualizar 09 workshop. I described this project in a previous post, and here I’ll comment on some improvements done recently to the visualization interface.
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Posted June 2, 2010 by ac in Art projects

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FLUflux: data visualization project at Media Lab Prado   4 comments

I just returned from Madrid, where attended together with Jihyun Kim the Visualizar ’09 workshop at the Media Lab Prado.  Jihyun and I are the authors of the FLUflux project, which was accepted for its production at the workshop, process which took place during the last two weeks, from November 14th until 26th. Click on the image below to open the resulting visualization tool, and keep reading the following for the details about this visualization.
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