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Last Saturday (April 28) at the Flamingo Film Festival my Multimedia Practicum students presented 10 Virtual Reality Environments in our ongoing project Glitch Gallery™, assisted by MTEn graduate student Gus DeWinkler.
I invited my students to to work collaboratively in small groups to produce a series of ten virtual reality (VR) experiences, which were arranged in the Glitch Gallery™ main floor, surrounded by glitch art and datamosh videos, also created by the students. Among the experiences: you can play miniature golf, visit a creepy hospital, explore trippy otherworldly places, or get hit by a bus.
Great job, all, and thanks to Gus for making this all work!
A few projects created during my sabbatical will be highlighted here soon.
This meditative (yeah, right!) 3D/VR environment—Meditatio™—features procedural terrain and algorithmic music generated when the four characters collide with the ‘ocean’:
Stand-alone player will be shared soon! (Only available on MacOS right now)
So, SkyRon™ has been buggin’ me for a while, to put a more-or-less definitive version of his performance on Kombo™ (quad-theremin/sample player) online. Here it is!
This can be understood in terms of the little paper I wrote a while ago, which has astonishingly, to date, garnered more than 1,600 views!
OK, so it’s been two years since you’ve heard anything about meme™, my little experimental media ensemble project.
The reason is, of course, my multimedia opera project MelanchoLalaland™, which received its premiere in Miami Beach almost two months ago. It was a big project, and it consumed all the oxygen around it!
meme™ is being re-branded as MEME™—MTEn Experimental Media Ensemble—named after the MFA program at FAU I teach in, and which provides me with an opportunity to explore that interesting intersection between digital media and live performance.
So, MEME™ will be performing this Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Schmidt Gallery Public Space on the Boca Raton campus of Florida Atlantic University, between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, the opening of the tenth Faculty Biennial. (Facebook Event Page).
Hooray! MelanchoLalaland™ was performed last Sunday, Sept. 13, at Miami Beach Cinematheque! Thanks to all involved, and thanks to all (among them the Knight Foundation and the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs) who supported this!
Did you attend the performance? If so, please fill out the audience survey!