Putting some final touches on a demo piece I am showing at UCLA tomorrow. Thought I would pop up a few preview images. See you tomorrow!.
See the larger sizes on my flickr page.
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Man, these look stunningâ€”and informative. Too bad I’ll miss the talk. Good luck!
Is there any chance that there will be a video of the talk, for us unlucky folk who don’t live close enough to attend?
in regards to the last image… would you consider doing a port of super mario galaxy for me.
Holy poop on a stick! I’d love the see this in action.
Stunning ! Something with ‘text’ that make everything shift.
Have you ever done some crazy stuff using typo. ?
the talk was good, the demo reminds me of a cooking show (no offense)
Great lecture. I didn’t get a chance to meet you, but I really enjoyed the talk, and it was a pleasure getting some insight into your process after years of seeing your work.
I am so envious of the people who are lucky enough to go hear you talk.
Those screens are amazing. Truly inspiring work – as per usual!
Any chance of a video or audio of the talk ? I’d love to see it.
I am compelled to comment… damn that doesn’t even look like it was done in processing! Looks more like it was done with a 3d software. Oh how I wish I could fly 17 hours just to attend your talk. I too would like to see a video of the talk.
there will be a video
soon. everything is usually archived a day or two after.
by the way, robert, does sachiko know about her influence on you?
she’s a close personal friend of mine.
I enjoyed your talk yesterday very much. I too know the feeling of being “pigeonholed” into a regular software job and the need to “keep engaged” by pursuing other projects simply because it’s interesting. I liked how at the end how you showed how you played around with the components of your visualizer until you found something you liked. Although you risked exposing how your works were made, the glimpse into your creative process was inspiring. Again, congratulations on a great talk!
so very soothing
When it is uploaded, the video can be found at
This work is beautiful, the biggest problem with your blog is that I will need to take a week off work just to spend my time read, viewing, watching, smiling and staring at this gorgeous content and I would love to.
I’m in the process of changing jobs and I’m hoping although my new job is very much flash based, I can use my spare time to play in processing. Perhaps the two languages will play off each other and maybe one day I’ll be at a level that you are currently at. It’s good to have goals huh?
Keep up the awesome work.
I have a video version in the works but Im not getting the results I want. Some more tweaking is needed but I think I am going to revamp my audio analysis engine first. It needs some love. Here is the first video test I did, but its just not there yet.
I think there might be a video of the talk at the DMA UCLA website. I know they had a live stream on their website during the talk so they might also archive it. Not sure.
Hugues: This is the first time in a while that I have used text as a graphic element. It looks pretty sweet! But I need to find a reason to use text first. Dont want to just stick words on the screen unless it will help the piece. The only reason I had ‘particle particle particle’ in those images is to remind the people at my talk that really complex-looking pieces can be made with just a couple different types of objects.
Thanks for the great comments. Not sure where this piece is going, but thats part of the fun, right? UCLA, you were a great host and I thank you for taking the time to set up the event. A great time was had.
There doesn’t seem to be a video archive of the event – although most of the events immediately before yours have one, so I hope they just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
As for the audio engine, are you doing any sort of averaging over frames or regions of the FFT, or are you just tying properties straight to Sonia’s FFT? I have a beat-detection engine that just averages the bottom portion of the spectrum over four frames – I haven’t refined it much, but if there’s any sort of bass drum in the track, it works quite well, and if you have a mic near the drum set in a live show, it’s pretty much infallible.
Still beautiful, still amazing, you are just getting better and better.
I have no clue about the software you use but its great to see technically inclined people with such a strong ceative side.
Sorry about the delayed posts about the UCLA video. They got caught in the moderation filter and I rarely check that. Thanks for posting the links.
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