FURTHER AREAS OF EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION

PRESENT AND FUTURE AREAS OF EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION

EXTEND THE GAME POSSIBLITIES OF BLENDER WITH  UNITY

see this article

http://ethicalgames.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/unity-for-blender-artists/

& new book

http://www.blendernation.com/2012/06/20/new-book-game-character-creation-with-blender-and-unity/

http://unity3d.com/

“OPEN LAB”

Is a facebook and actual Melbourne based group that meets once a  month, it has grown out of a coming together of  computer programming groups “patching circles”  and handmade musical instrument interests but includes many artform interests including visual design and animation installation and performances.

For instance see   Chris Vik premiering work with Kinect sensor and Max Msp at Handmade Music Festival in 2012,

http://handmademusic.tumblr.com/post/7753070337/game-controllers-make-great-musical

and Handmade Instruments at the Bendigo Art Gallery in 2013( demonstrating circuit bent household iron)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=590427200999535&set=a.587465807962341.1073741834.137482062960720&type=1&theater  )

Open Lab applies the sharing sprit and openess of Open source software to the individual and community development of arts practice bringing together artists, designers, musicians, performers of all styles and levels of experience.

“It is a space where artists, musicians, engineers, performers, and designers can come together and share their work and creative passions.”

http://www.medialabmelbourne.com.au/openlab/

and  Open Lab  Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/391613844243340/

“OPEN LAB”’s monthly meetings have included local and international artists and designers including Chris Vik demonstrating his latest work with Kinect Sensor and Occulus Rift Glasses.

Links related to Chris VIk and Ehtnotek’s work including animated graphics synched/performed via original music and dance.

Chris Vik has developed his own software to interpret motion capture from Kinekt camera to control animation and sound . His software is called “kinektor” made in visual media programming  software max-msp( pd  is the open source alternative for this program written by the same original designer of max-msp)

http://ethnotekh.com/about/

You can DOWNLOAD Chris Vik’s free KINECTAR software  for windows and mac

Here;

http://ethnotekh.com/?portfolio=kinectar

video tutorial on setting this up

http://ethnotekh.com/?portfolio=kinectar

age article about it with video interview demo

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/pioneering-sound-software-sets-the-music-in-motion-20120609-20380.html

Two more guests that have featured at OPEN LAB in the last year,

Virtual Sculpture

ENESS

Vimeo showreel

https://vimeo.com/46456983

Dr Sarah Jane Pell

Originally a scuba diving welder/maintenance

Became interested in art/performance art, sound and sculpture- actual underwater version of John Cage’s water walk piece

Youtube page

http://www.youtube.com/user/Aquabatics?feature=watch

includes aquabatics   and underwater opera

underwater performances

http://www.sarahjanepell.com/performance.html

 

ANOTHER COLLABORATIVE EXPERIMENT and WORKING SPACE:

The Electron Workshop, 31 Arden St North Melbourne   is a “a space and cultural hub for intellectual thought, work, openness, learning, and collaboration, tending towards, but not limited to, digital culture.” (http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/about/vision-values/)

The Electron Workshop also runs public talks and workshops may be a great  future collaborative workspace or source of advice and collaborators for your future projects.

ELECTRON WORKSHOP

http://www.electronworkshop.com.au/

 

“EURISKO”   MAKERS FESTIVAL

– integrates all manner of traditional hand made craftmakers  with hi tech audio visual  makers

“I”f you’re a maker, tinkerer, crafter, fixer, hacker, bushie, hobbyist, cosplayer, upcycler, sustainability enthusiast, mixed-media artist or performer, or you like to invent things, we want you to be an active part of Eurisko.

Do you do something amazing you’d like to share with the community: a skill you have or the knowledge to make something wonderful? We warmly invite you to share what you love at eurisko Melbourne this coming November.”

http://euriskomelbourne.com/

to be held at the Meat Market 2nd and 3rd of November 2013

from their website

The event showcased a wide variety of areas of interest, including 3D Printing, Robotics, Crafting, LED lighting, Woodworking, Aquaponics, Musical Instruments and Vehicles.

Due in part to feedback from the last event, we’re also trying out contributor sales for this event, so if that’s something that interests you, let us know on your submission.

If you can’t contribute content directly, you can certainly help out by supporting the event in other ways. We still have opportunities for sponsors to be involved, and we’re always happy to hear from enthusiastic volunteer.

http://euriskomelbourne.com/contribute#ContributorContactForm

and finally…

dont forget…

WORLD SPACE WEEK  !!!   Oct 4 -10

local arts group Aphids have several space related projects including an open call to submit sound/music to be included on a “golden record” to be broadcast into space..

see these links

facebook invite Linden Gallery St Kilda

https://www.facebook.com/events/437982766312732/

http://aphids.net/in-laboratory/Space_Month

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