MGFest in Austin, Texas – Motion + Sound + Code; Open Collaboration Summit

MGFest in Chicago. Photo courtesy Psymbolic. "MGFest (Motion Graphics Festival) continues its tour of the US, opening tonight in Austin, Texas. The conference is still $7 total for all the live events and the conference itself. For the workshops, you add $240 a day (bulk discounts available) – but that means that, if you’re low on change, you Texans can absolutely go hit this. A number of highlights: Conference events, including iPhone/Wii game development, code alongside design, and music topics (yes, even Ableton Live) alongside the visual stuff Prototyping with Microsoft’s Expression Blend workshop, even before it’s available (you sign …

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Live Streaming Audiovisual Geekup Tomorrow: Sampology + Herovision, The Return

After our previous performance at Game On, Sampology and I have been asked to return to the State Library of Queensland to wind up the Game On exhibition with a bigger, brighter, geeklier AV turntablist set, which we’ll be streaming live tomorrow night. You’ve already seen what Sam can do with Serato Video-SL (as reviewed previously on CDM), so instead I’d like to share with you my new favorite Herovision video. Featuring Vader’s 501st Legion (and the Dark Lord himself making an appearance on stage) playing, what else, but the Dark Lord Ozzie’s Black Sabbath – Paranoid. Herovision + The …

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Herovision, Flamingo Crash and Simulcast: Streaming Live Now

Herovision is now streaming live from Game On at the State Library of Queensland. This is a test stream, so please forgive any technical issues and dead air you may encounter. Tonight we have Flamingo Crash, followed by Simulcast, and then Herovision. Live! If you’d like to drop in to the chat and say hi, drop in to the Mogulus Channel page. Update: Stream over. Thanks to those who dropped in. If you missed the show, it was all recorded locally so I’ll have everything up on Vimeo soon.

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Vixid, Rock Band, Simulcast, Oh My! Streaming Live Tomorrow from Game On

I have a confession to make, CDMo(n)sters. I’ve been keeping things from you. There has been so much exciting stuff happening with the Vixid and Herovision over the past months that I’ve been paralyzed. In spite of my “do it fast, release it now” philosophy, I haven’t been sharing things, because they’ve been perpetually not quite done yet. That is selfish, I apologize. Here’s some Stormtroopers playing Bowie on Rock Band. Herovision + The Empire: David Bowie – Suffragette City from Herovision on Vimeo. Tomorrow night will be the last Herovision performance at Game On. In honor of a hugely …

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AudioVisual Festival Performances Going Online: Sati and Wildbits from Cinesthesy 1.0

Last month saw an amazing lineup of European visualists performing in Créteil, Paris for the Cinesthesy 1.0 festival. If you missed the live streaming of this event, or would like to see some of it again, you’re in luck! Les Pixels Transversaux have been posting entire performances (as well as “extracts”) to Vimeo: SATI@CINESTHESY 1.0 (EXTRACT) from PIXELS Transversaux on Vimeo. Sati (full version) give a performance which runs the gauntlet between minimalist soundscapes and muted tilt-shift photography, to techy tracks featuring animated vectors and motion design. WILDBITS (Pierre Mersadier) @ CINESTHESY1.0 (EXTRACT) from PIXELS Transversaux on Vimeo. Wildbits (full …

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But Wait, There's More Streaming! Jaymis Playing Election Party and CDM Open Stream Today

Update: The Mogulus server seems to have been slammed today, and streams are running 5 minutes out of sync. So we’ll try this again another time when the free world hasn’t recently appointed a new leader… Politics isn’t part of what we do here at CDM, or what I do here in Brisbane, but a new leader of the free world is a reasonably big event, so I’ve allowed myself to be roped in to playing a set for the conclusion of the Canada For Obama streaming web party tonight! Streaming: No it doesn’t really require this much gear The …

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Festival Stream: French and European Visualists at Cinesthesy 1.0 Today and Saturday

If you’re not in to fluorescing trance, then perhaps the Cinesthesy Festival may be more your speed. Starting now and extending through Saturday is a mammoth lineup of fantastic AV acts from France and across Europe. Live video chat by Ustream Featuring French VJ blogger extraordinaire Le Collagiste (playing at the time of this posting), friend of CDM Solu (check out her video interview from ByteMe Fest), Incite, REP and many more, the festival has 18 acts spread across Friday and Saturday. Cinesthesy is curated by Les Pixels Transversaux, who also produce the Visionsonic series of DVDs. They’ve been putting …

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Halloween Stream Tonight: SWiY Live Trance and Gearlust

It seems that live streaming gigs have really taken off recently. Either that or we’re just paying more attention since the fantastic NetLag show. Either way, there’s a bevvy of live streaming performances ready to entertain you this weekend. Taking the stage tonight at 11:30PM EST (check the time) from the USA is 6-piece AV trance outfit SWiY, or Someone Who isn’t You. Who they are is 2 visualists, 4 musicians, and a load of gear, UV tubes, and fingerless white gloves. Our setup consists of Plexiglas mounted trays and racks on a Pearl Drum rack, at like a 30 …

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Video: Volt Per Octaves Synth Duo Mooging Out Live

NAMM08: Volt Per Octave Play the Moog Music Booth from cdm tv on Vimeo. Husband-and-wife synth duo — and Moog superfans — Nick and Anna Montoya were helping out at the Moog Music booth this year and NAMM. Their greatest responsibility: making sure synthy good vibrations emanated from all that hardware through the day. We picked up a bit of their performance, which was able to rise above the din of the trade show floor.

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Yuri’s Night 2008 @ NASA Ames: Call for Submissions

Yuri’s Night 2007 makes your head go all Sputink-y. Credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Synths and space: they go together like chocolate and your mouth, like Sun Ra and aliens. So, it was with a heavy heart that I had to report the electronic awesomeness of Yuri’s Night, the party in celebration of space exploration at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Telefon Tel Aviv, Plaid, and circuit-bent Touch & Tells and keytars were there, but I was not. And maybe neither were you.  NASA Yuri’s Night Rave: Space is the Place Enough of that, though. Organized Matt Ganucheau writes to …

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