Tag Clojure

London Creative Coding


This Wednesday I’m giving a presentation on live-coding OpenGL for the Web using ClojureScript, at London Creative Coding. I’ll almost certainly visit Field and Max/MSP on the way.

Details at the Meetup page here.

Automation and Animation Video Online


My presentation at Clojure eXchange this month at Skills Matter is now online: you can see it here. (You need to log in, but can do that via Twitter.)

Art and Dance, Clojure eXchange


I’m giving a presentation at the Clojure eXchange conference next week on animation systems, geometric art and performance. An as-yet-undetermined portion of the presentation will be live-coded.

Networked Bodies, Watermans


On November 8th I’m doing visuals and sound for two unrelated dance performances: Hacking Choreography 2.0 (with Kate Sicchio and Tara Baker) and Ring the Changes+ (with Chisato Minamimura and body>data>space), both as part of the Networked Bodies weekend at Watermans. Hacking was shown earlier this year in Brussels as a project supported by ICT & Art Connect; Changes was premiered at the Southbank Centre in September. The software platforms are completely different (Field vs. Quil – although both performances are Clojure-based), as are the projector rigs, so the setup/rehearsal schedule and changeover are going to be interesting. To add a bit more excitement, Kate and I will be simultaneously live-coding the same running system for Hacking during the performance (me on-stage, Kate NREPL’d in from New York).

Tickets available (for the performances, and for other events in the Networked Bodies weekend) here.

(Photos: Dann Emmons (L), Roswitha Chesher (R).)

Choreographic Inference, Berlin


I’m just back (well, as of a week ago) from the Berlin episode of the Choreographic Coding Labs, where a couple of dozen artists, coders, performers and musicians (with many people matching multiple roles) hung out and made cool stuff at Uferstudios for a few days, which then got shown/demonstrated at retune 2014. Some really interesting ideas took shape out of the minds of some very smart and creative people, all of whom I hope to see again some day.

Body Coding


Next weekend, I’ve been invited to present at a panel session at the Live Coding and the Body symposium at the University of Sussex. The event kicks off on the 4th with an Algorave. Alternatively, if you find yourself somewhat further north on the 4th, Tara Baker is performing Hacking Choreography 2.0 at Unusual Connections, Yorkshire Dance. (For a taste, see the Live Coding poster above, featuring a still from our recent development residency.)

Anarchy in Frome


Gig announcement: Anarchy in the Organism, and Plenum (Simeon Nelson with Rob Godman and Nick Rothwell), at the Frome Festival, July 11th. This is the first time we’ve attempted a custom three-screen display for both pieces (the only non-projection version of Anarchy was the original installation at the Wellcome Trust, while Plenum has, so far, always been projected). We’re delighted to welcome back Kate Romano on clarinet.

Ringing the Changes


We’re happy to announce the commission of Chisato Minamimura‘s project Ring the Changes+, produced by body>data>space, which will be showing at the Unlimited Festival at the Southbank on September 5th. We worked on sound processing, algorithmic visual design and projection for an earlier residency at Watermans last year, and will start work on this phase soon.

Tickets are available here.

Hacking Choreography 2.0


Kate Sicchio and I were recently awarded a European ICT & Art Connect residency to develop ideas involving the combination of choreographic technique with software structuring: how does “thinking in code” influence “thinking in dance”? The result incorporates a Neville Brody-inspired animation system which transforms time-based Clojure DSL data structures into geometric textual designs projected onto the dance floor (and, sporadically, onto our dancer, Tara Baker). We are showing the performance work at FoAM in Brussels on Sunday, and presenting at the European Parliament on Monday.

(Photo credit: Dann Emmons.)

Cassiel + Nina Kov: Video

This just in: a video of the Cassiel + Nina Kov gig at the ICT & Art Connect event last month.

I apologise to all AV artists everywhere for letting the side down by accidentally nudging the mouse pointer onto the canvas a few times. In my defence, this was a complicated gig (improvised sound plus visuals plus dance) with minimal setup time, testing, tuning or rehearsal (in fact, in terms of Nina’s performance, no rehearsals at all – we just went on and played). I’ll remember the connect-desktops-by-corner trick next time.