1. The year is 2311. The city is Detroit. Technologies embodied in a girl’s mind (commonplace in her time) serve as corridors for the ghosts of Motown to possess her - if only for one night.

    Marvin, Diana, Michael and Smokey have been trapped in computers for centuries. Through their host's foreign fleshly vocal chords, these ghosts sing a series of love songs as relic odes to the golden era of Motown.

    Creative Director + VJ: Maziar Ghaderi
    Vocalist + Musical arrangement: Kimya Hypolite
    Java Programmer: Do Park
    Costume Designer: Egan O'Sullivan + Julia Yeh
    Set Design: Umar Ansari
    Videographer + Story Editor: Patricia Marcoccia
    Music Theory Consultant: John Matthew Tennant
    Violinist: William Lamoureux
    Keyboardist: Sandor Schwisberg

    A MAZIART.CA PRODUCTION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2016.

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  2. The ghosts of Motown are trapped in computers. They're coming out for one night only.

    Curated by Subtle Technologies at Gladstone Hotel

    Tix here: http://tinyurl.com/hlghgas

    Creative Director + VJ: Maziar Ghaderi
    Vocalist + Musical arrangement: Kimya Hypolite
    Java Programmer: Do Park
    Costume Designer: Egan O'Sullivan + Julia Yeh
    Set Design: Umar Ansari
    Videographer + Story Editor: Patricia Marcoccia
    Music Theory Consultant: John Matthew Tennant
    Violinist: William Lamoureux
    Keyboardist: Sandor Schwisberg

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  3. Dissolving Self employs metaphoric data visualization, motion capture and wearable technology to harness the subtle movements of a contemporary dancer. I was curious to ask how new media technologies can be used to augment the experience of watching performative art. Much of the inspiration of this piece comes from Rumi's mystic poetry and the physical meditative ritual of Sufi whirling.

    A gyroscope and a radio module (Xbee) worn by the dancer measure and transmit speed of rotation and a Microsoft Kinect captures lateral movement. These two sets of live data are fed into Processing, an open source software to create a responsive and metaphoric visualization that is projected over the dancer.

    Maziar Ghaderi
    Original Concept, Creative Direction

    Ryan Maksymic
    Technical Direction

    Carlos Montenegro, student sponsored by CNPq - Brazil
    Sound Design, Technical Assistance

    Denise Mireau, Studio for Movement
    Choreography, Dancer

    Processing sketch based on "Ellipses", by Kryštof Pešek (Kof), licensed under
    Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 and GNU GPL license.
    Work: openprocessing.org/visuals/?visualID=10478

    License:
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    creativecommons.org/licenses/GPL/2.0/

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  4. This experiment features hand gesture technology that manipulates a projected graphic fabric in real time, which is superimposed over a filtered live video feed.

    We aim to explore how new media technologies can be employed to enhance performative art and provide a new,
    non-linear creative outlet for artists.

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  5. This is an emanation in my ongoing research of augmenting performance art with interactive technology. Havabazi Tuno is a custom system that allows a DJ to control filters with pre-designed gestures via the Leap Motion Controller. This piece was exhibited for the eLeo exhibition at OCADU in Fall 2013.

    Tech: Leap Motion sends MIDI message to Traktor via GecoMIDI.
    DJ: Jordan Lane (Tuno)

    # vimeo.com/83686158 Uploaded 188 Plays 0 Comments

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