Thursday Night in Brooklyn: What if Live Visualists Came First?

Morgan Packard (music) and Joshue Ott (visuals) at Mutek in 2008. I’m really excited to play with these guys, as I think they have a lot of great ideas about the collaboration between music and visuals. Photo: mutek2007. VJs and visualists are often asked to just make something nice happen behind musicians. What if that […]

Free Plug-ins for a Free Visual App: Flash-Based Onyx VJ Plugs Get a Blog

Batchass has added a new blog which will feature new plug-ins for Onyx VJ, the free and open source VJ app built in Flash / Flex / AIR. With the possibility of support for Adobe’s new Pixel Bender, this is all getting pretty interesting. (And because of the Adobe architectures beneath, that means creations can […]

Peter Kirn - October 30, 2008

Flash 10 Beta is Here: Quasi-3D, Better Performance, Pixel Effects, Drawing Good for Visualists

Flash Player 10 beta is here, and it sports some impressive new visual tricks — further illustrations of what I mean when I say the "rich" part of rich media is so important, whatever the JavaScript coders may tell you: 3D "effects" and API: this isn’t true 3D, as you can get with direct OpenGL […]

Peter Kirn - May 15, 2008

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