1. "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." —Bertrand Russell

    By Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux

    parachutes.tv

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  2. thecreators.tv

    University of Sydney - DECO3100 - Information Visualisation studio || Design Computing
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    Constanza Casas (CL)
    Mark C Mitchell (AU)
    Pieter Steyaert (BE)

    Made in Processing with GL graphics / OpenGL, Toxic Libs, Proscene, OSCP5, Tuio and a lot of passion.

    Audio Handling done in Quartz Composer with kineme's audio tools.

    Created for a G3 42" touch-tablet (PQLabs)

    Song: Kétsarkú Mozgalom - Venetian Snares

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  3. Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

    produced by:
    onformative.com
    chopchop.cc

    music:
    The Naked and Famous - "The Sun"
    thenakedandfamous.com/

    The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
    a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
    our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
    Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
    recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
    images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
    so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
    The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
    digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
    to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
    performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
    random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
    a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
    of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
    as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

    The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space
    already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
    and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
    otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
    a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
    not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
    movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
    inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose
    simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

    Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
    more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
    the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we
    project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
    tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
    so real that it comes to life again.

    nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
    kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

    see video in full quallity:
    daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov

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  4. anf.nu/old-black/
    Old Black is Egyprixx´ remake of the song of the same title by the drone doom band Earth. David Psutka had already commissioned me with the video Start from the Beginning for Egyptrixx last year and he commissioned another one this year. Even though "Old Black" and "Start from the Beginning" are completely different songs, I tried to stick to a similar concept and develop a bleak artifical world, which is influenced by the soundcsape. Starting out I had designed a lot more symbols and scenes, but David urged me to keep it as minimal and simple as possible.

    The graphic elements are a mixture of 3d-renderings and flat 2d textures aligned in space. The video makes heavy use of particles and simulations and was made with the open source 3d software blender.org with After Effects used for particle and compositing work. Randomness finds its way into my work often and I appreciate the element of not having complete control over the outcome of a scene.
    The video was made in a timeframe of about 3 weeks total, with render and simulation times well over 6 weeks spread out on several workstations.

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  5. This ten minute presentation introduces the Process works created by Casey Reas from 2004-2010. This work includes text descriptions and software interpretations of the text, as well as derived installations, prints, and objects. The Process text is here: reas.com/texts/processcompendium.html

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