Strap on Gloves, Play Two-Handed Spatial Theremin

Based on work with the Oblong g-speak “spatial operating environment” gestural system – research that inspired the film Minority Report – our friend Trey Harrison has been doing some wonderful work with new Theremin-style interfaces. He writes: I have been working with Oblong Industries ( and took some of my spare time to combine their […]

April Fool’s? Bah, Humbug!

April Fool’s, San Francisco style – with a parade. Now that’s more fun than sitting in front of blogs. Photo: Patrick Boury. Here’s a cruel joke for you: the first day of Frankfurt’s Musikmesse trade show? The date on which all the music tech press releases for the show have dated their embargo? April First. […]

- March 31, 2009

Liquidify Video, Live: Optical Flow GLSL Datamosh Technique

motion distortion 2 from andrew benson on Vimeo. Datamosh? (The “forbidden” but harmlessly meaningless word?) Video squishification? Mushy data? Call it what you will, but applying real-time distortion and displacement to video so that video textures become flowing layers of pixels looks absolutely beautiful. Andrew Benson of Cycling ‘74 has only just begun playing with […]

Peter Kirn - March 31, 2009

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