This is a screencast of a Processing sketch I developed called TypeStar. It's basically a karaoke machine that renders lyrics in realtime according to a number of preset visualization schemes.

It was originally created for a project in my Type in Motion class which required students to create a kinetic type animation for the Busy Bee scene from the movie Best in Show. I decided that rather than create yet another kinetic type piece, I would write a kinetic type engine.

Currently the sketch can be controlled via keyboard and mouse along with rough support for SMS control on laptops, iPhone control via OSCemote and oscP5, joystick control via proCONTROLL and midi controller support via proMIDI.

Stand-alone application versions along with source code are available here:

scott.j38.net/interactive/typestar/

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