We’ve been working with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and OpenEndedGroup on Becoming, an algorithmic “virtual dancer” that grows and evolves in response to emulated mechanical constraints and to a database of film material. The “dancer” is partially controlled by a responsive web-based front end built on Backbone.js, Hiccup, Clojure and ClojureScript. (The front-end code is available on GitHub.)
Becoming is currently being used in the studio in the making of Atomos, which premieres in October. Becoming will also be shown as part of the exhibit Thinking with the Body at the Wellcome Collection, opening September 19th.
We’re about to spend a week in Manchester, doing some teaching/presentation/mentoring duties for Art Lab, on behalf of CODE Creatives. I have a project proposal for the residency period, although that’s pretty much just an agenda of ideas for any downtime.
We’re about to do some remedial work on PEAL, our laser-controlled virtual English church bell tower. The work has just been listed as a Cycling ’74 Project. The main project page is on the Monomatic site, with videos on Vimeo.
Here are some shots of the piece in situ at Kinetica 2010:
In the Short Notice Department: we’re playing a short set at the Hack the Barbican event this Thursday. Gemma Riggs is doing visuals.
This video of my presentation at EuroClojure 2012 made its way online a year ago, yet I only recently discovered it. (Coming soon: not one but two video interviews from the first two MaxMSP UK festivals.)