The Dalai Lama has a cold. He has been hacking and sniffling his way around Washington, DC, for three days, calling on President Bush and Condoleezza Rice and visiting the Booker T. Washington Public Charter School for Technical Arts. more))
Archive for category basic techniques of IM
My current Max patch sounds like a…
wayward Llama coughing up a ginourmous cheese ball, so I thought I would cool my Max jets, and take a break with a refreshing 10 minutes of temazepam-style drawing of shapes and colours. In this blissful ten minutes I’ve drawn out what I want the sensor data to convey in Processing. My end goal and I’m looking forward to it, is visualising the ATP process (the creation of energy cells) in a sensor driven Processing animation. However for the purpose ( I love that word in Geordie – pourpus) of the Basic Techniques presentation and to establish some grip on processing – I’m going to acquaint myself with the sensor data making circles and affecting some of their parameter/s. click the pic.
Basic Techniques progress so far…
So….I’ve got a framework set up which allows me to send sensor data via Arduino through to Max (using Arduino2Max) The data is then being pushed through to Processing (using OSC and OSCp5 and CNMAT’s Max objects) this structure is sending a stream of data into both Max and Processing which I now need to work on to create meaningful audio and visual representations.
Processing visualisation ideas
Realtime interactive psychedelic fluid simulation with processing
Pi @ Glastonbury
Samadhi: Documentary of a Human Soul
Jordan Belsonhas made me want to get my yoga practice in shape and rather than wire up someone else, wire myself up…
For two years, from 1966 through 1967, assisted by a Guggenheim Fellowship, Belson subjected himself to a rigorously ascetic Yoga discipline. He severed emotional and family ties, re-duced physical excitements and stimulations (not going to go that far), reversed his sensory process to focus exclusively on his inner consciousness and physical resources. Samadhi evokes the ecstatic state achieved by the meditator where individual consciousness merges with the Universal.
“I hoped that somehow the film could actually provide a taste of what the real experience of samadhi might be like. It’s a documentary of the human soul, The experiences which led up to the production of this film, and the experiences of making it, totally convinced me that the soul is an actual physical entity, not a vague abstraction or symbol. I was very pleased when I finally saw how concentrated, how intense, Samadhi is because I knew I had achieved the real substance of what I was trying to depict. Natural forces have that intensity: not dreamy but hard, ferocious. After it was finished I felt I should have died. I was rather amazed when I
What we “know” conceptually has far outstripped what we experience empirically. We are finally beginning to accept the fact that our senses allow us to perceive only one-millionth of what we know to be reality—the electromagnetic spectrum. Ninety-nine percent of all vital forces affecting our life is invisible. Most of the
fundamental rates of change can’t be apprehended sensorially.
Thinking of using the human cell process of creating ATP to inform an algortihm and the consequent graphic visualization in processing. Might be because I’ve been looking at Haeckels drawings and I’m interested in drawing out what is around that isn’t usually seen. Part of the Yoga practice is to generate heat in the body and ATP is in part responsible for this more))
First watch the Yoga Daddy David Swenson
(bored with pan pipes? scrub along half way to see this guy really move)
Primary Series is a responsive biofeedback installation. Biofeedback is the use of instrumentation/sensors to feed back information about the psychophysiology – mind and body of a human being to him or herself and in this installation also to an audience.
Primary Series is a live performance from an Ashtanga yogi who’s movement and sensory data will be collected during an hour and a half Ashtanga yoga sequence called the Primary Series. The Yogi’s sensory data wil be abstracted to create an AV installation of sound and visuals in real-time to express or experience an idea of consciousness.
- LusidOSC: an OSC based protocol integrating different types of tangible and touch interfaces ( Reactable, TUIO, Ms Surface, AudioPad, NUI Group, etc…)