Update: The Gallery 2166 project did not reach its funding target.
Supported project: Gallery 2166 at Cabramatta
More Kickstarter projects:
- CloudFTP. Wirelessly share ANY USB storage with iPad, iPhone by Daniel Chin
- Hypothes.is – Taking peer review to the Internet by Dan Whaley
See the Supported Projects page for more.
Another supported project – electron micrographs of really small things printed really big (
1.5m square 1.2m square, max size for printing with this technique by the supplier).
I’ve supported a few ‘crowd-funded’ projects in recent months, including the production of a DVD of visuals by the Joshua Light Show in New York (who provided visuals for famous music acts in the 1960s), The Sensorium Project (an 11.11m dome for video/interactive/psychedelic art to travel festivals here in Australia), and helping Professor Kliq (a musician / producer in Chicago) obtain his music composition degree.
The Sensorium Project has not yet reached its funding target and has just 5 days to go; I have just doubled my pledge and encourage any Australian VJs and visualists to contribute if they can.
See the new Supported Projects page for more links, videos, etc.
View sketch page for source code, Windows, Mac and Linux executables.
A small application made with Processing to produce MIDI control messages from a live audio feed. Auto-levelling frequency band meters are used to obtain “peak” output values across the entire audio spectrum analysed (whereas it is usual to have strong bass response with weaker treble response), and easing is applied to make the levels less erratic. 10 separate monitor outputs are supplied, where each monitor is attached to one of the frequency band meters and that meter’s output is scaled to the particular output range for the monitor, allowing for a reduced final output range as well as inverted ranges. Controls are provided to select the MIDI output device and the MIDI channel to use, as well as for selecting which monitors are connected to which meters and the monitor output ranges.
Ever since joining the VJlondon gatherings in London I’ve wanted to have a similar thing happening in my home town, Sydney.
Plug’n’Play Sydney (which I’d been to before going to London) is/was similar, but the last Plug’n’Play “VJ Cafe” was just over a year ago now.
Sydney branch of SHARE.global which provides support & infrastructure for new media communities worldwide. A place to experiment.
I went to meet them at an event called Thing In The Park (Facebook, Meetup), held under the light rail arches in the park down by the water in Glebe, and again at a Multimedia Jam (Facebook, Meetup, Ning) held at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville.
sqgl is apparently going to be heading overseas soon, with perhaps one more multimedia jam type event before he goes, but since there is at least this small kernel of something going on, I see it as the time to try to build on it.
Getting venues can be a major problem; on that front, I have a friend who works at a venue in Surry Hills who is interested in starting up an open screens type thing – a place for visualists to get together to jam / practice / teach / learn /share (details as yet only so far as a phone conversation) to encourage a presently barely-existent art form in Sydney.
The number of people that I know in Sydney who are into visuals / VJing /etc is quite small, so I’m doing a call out here to see who else is around. Perhaps there are other networks to join with.
People / identities in Sydney
Sydney Networks / Groups
- Immersants (Meetup.com, Facebook page)
- Plug’nPlay Sydney (MySpace)
- Share Sydney (sharesydney.org -> sharesydney.ning.com, Facebook page)
Speaking to sqgl, he is open to morphing (sorry Grant!) the Share Sydney group into another name/group, such as Plug’n’Play Sydney; the idea isn’t to take over or take away from any existing group(s), but to seek them out and collaborate.
Please give a shoutout here and/or drop me an email to get in contact. Links to other groups in/around Sydney are most welcomed.
Confucius & Western Historical Philosophers-A Stutdy Meetup (sic)
“pete” (possibly not his real name)
Hometown: san francisco (sic)
Organizer of this Meetup Group since January 21, 2010
I am interested in philosophy and different cultures, I feel only reason and logics [sic] can save the humanity [sic] in the end. ‘We may take fancy for a companion, but must follow Reason as our guide’. Samuel Johson [sic]
Reading is to find out whether what you are trying to address, has been addressed.
Reading is to find out whether what you are trying to address was already addressed by someone 100 ago [sic] or not.
Please read the philosopher we specify before the meeting otherwise listen and learn . Please do not join this group if you do not agree to observe this simple rule.
STUDY ONE PHILOSOPHER A MEETUP- 50 philosphers after 50 meetups.
THIS IS THE SOLE INTENT OF THIS PHILOSOPHY STUDY MEETUP, LET’S STUDY ONE PHILOSOPHER AT A TIME (AT A MEETING) ALONG THE HISTORICAL TIME FRAME SO AFTER 50 MEETUPS YOU WILL KNOW 50 HISTORICAL PHILOSOPHERS. READING IS TO FIND OUT WHETHER WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO ADDRESS HAS ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED.