Figment Boston 2014 – lighting the heart of the city

On Saturday,

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    Everything is Under Control

    As a real-time video art collective, Video Bleep’s work is constantly changing. It’s not an object to be hung on a wall; it is an experience – a process of engagement and exploration. We want our audience to be collaborators; to participate in creating something ephemeral, personal, and unique. We want you to come away from our events saying “I helped create that”.

    When you see our live projections, your attention is likely drawn to the canvas – the wall, the screen, the dome – because that’s where the shiny eye candy is. But what about the means of creation? Video Bleep’s interactive controllers – hardware and software; physical and virtual – are the tools that we use to facilitate creative expression. When we’re making real-time visuals, our controllers are front and center.

    Originally conceived as a bit of a joke, the Video Bleep joystick is a custom-built, supersized controller that makes it possible to “steer the dome”, moving your visual environment from side to side. Dramamine not included.

    Sway, created by Bleeper Jim Ankrom, is an app-free, multi-user, device-agnostic framework that translates sensor data into control data. It turns your smartphone into a visual controller, and makes interacting with large-scale video art as simple as reaching into your pocket.

    Game controllers like the Nintendo Wiimote and Microsoft Kinect are affordable, technologically sophisticated, and designed for interactivity and play. In our hands, they are digital paintbrushes; used to engage people in familiar ways, with unexpected results.

    FaceOSC, written by Kyle McDonald, is a tool for prototyping face-based interaction. It recognizes facial expressions, and translates them into control data.

    touchoscTouchOSC makes it easy to create modular touchscreen interfaces for tablets and phones. Video Bleep has developed custom TouchOSC templates for fingertip control of our visual software.

    MIDI controllers like the Korg NanoKontrol, Korg NanoPad, and Novation LaunchPad give us tactile control over virtual environments, and help keep us away from the mouse and keyboard.


    Coders, Beamers, and MUM

    Over the past couple of months we’ve been making the rounds in Somerville – participating in a number of local events, showing off some of our non-dome related tech, and making new friends. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren In late August we were at the Tech Poetics party at Velir in Davis Square – a kind of creative salon for tech artists, NBA Canotte 2017 organized by Boston Creative Coders. Scarpe Nike We projection-mapped a set of windows looking out on the square, Nike Air Pegasus providing a bit of unexpected color for passers-by. Kanken Rugzak Uitverkoop nike air max pas cher

    The very next night, we hopped across town to the Aeronaut Brewing Company for their Bring Your Own Beamer event – a lively free-for-all in which anyone with a projector and an idea could show up and grab some wall space. adidas neo donna
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  • We passed around MIDI controllers and let people jam on an assortment of video clips. Canotte Atlanta Hawks Fjallraven Kanken Kids A couple weeks after that, we were back in action providing visuals at Project MUM, Somerville’s annual space-themed outdoor dance party. Canotte Atlanta Hawks
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  • Early rainstorms forced us inside the Somerville Arts Council’s MUSCRAT bus, Tennis Nike France where we amused ourselves with face-warping software while waiting for better weather. nike air max 90 hyperfuse femme

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    New screen debuts at Starbase MUM

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  • New Balance 577 mujer This event was a collaboration with the Cambridge Arts River Festival, ADIDAS VALCLEAN2 CMF adidas scarpe bianche an annual arts event celebrating its 35th year.

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  • Starbase MUM marked the public debut of the new Video Bleep screen, Irving Fryar nike scarpe italia a modular array of video-mapped squares designed to be easily reconfigured from one event to the next.