Remembering Merce Cunningham, Digital Motion, and Digital Portraits

Merce Cunningham has died at 90, having continued to work on innovative new choreography and digital choreography as recently as this year. His age makes that loss no less difficult artistically, and many of us are deeply indebted to his singular sense of time, as I discuss alongside electronic music connections on CDMusic. But he […]

Stop Motion as Performance? Toon Loop, Free Realtime Tool; Plus a Modern Milkmaid

ToonLoop Remix from Society for Arts and Technology on Vimeo. Yes, you read that right: realtime stop motion. While stop motion is, by definition, associated with a painstaking process of creating animation frame by frame, a free and open source tool takes a different approach. ToonLoop provides the usual stop motion tools for creating loops, […]

Peter Kirn - June 22, 2009

Demos and Tutorials: Live Control of Open Source Animation in Animata, even with a ViewMaster

Mickey Mann from Matti Niinimäki on Vimeo. MATTI NIINIMÄKI, aka Original Hamsters, has been hacking away with the fantastic new, open-source animation package Animata. Using OpenSoundControl (OSC), he can control live animation with two other open source tools: “Pure Data” Pd (which opens up all sorts of other sonic and control capabilities) and the Arduino […]

Peter Kirn - December 15, 2008

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