Vibram #soundofstrong Boston Marathon

Vibram shoes invited me to be part of their #soundofstrong campaign for the Boston Marathon 2014. I modified my work Waves to visualize the start of the race using vibration data from the starting line of the marathon.

Last Week’s Tumblr

a few images from last weeks sketch book  posted on tumblr http://ibmattroberts.tumblr.com/

10 Projects Using Real-Time Data

My work Waves was listed in this article about art works that utilize real-time data. Make sure you check out the inspiring works listed in the article. I am honored to be amongst amongst such great works!

http://postscapes.com/networked-art-10-projects-using-real-time-data

MIRROR PAL CD RELEASE

Last summer I worked with students, Hogan Birney, Sean Kinberger and David Plakon on creating an interactive live audio/visual performance for Mirror Pal’s CD release party. The students asked me to help them develop a multimedia performance for the release party and I was more than happy to help. We developed a live multiple camera setup for the stage performance of the band which allowed them to mix live stage shots, prerecorded video clips and realtime video manipulation. To do this we modified affordable security cameras to be easily placed on stage and created a mixing station to easily switch between the cameras. We also created our own software to mix the live footage with prerecorded clips and add effects in realtime. Audience members could also submit text messages which were mixed with the live images and projected during the performance. We also created an interactive photo booth that audience members could sit inside and create short animation that were used during the performance of the band. The project was very ambitious for three students but they did an outstanding job. Here is some video they created to document the event.