GRID remote for iPhone
Posted 11 July, 2011 - 10:39, 2648 Reads, 0 Comments
(1) IDEA & DESCRIPTION (mechanics of interaction)
The installation is basically a music visualization. Created for live events the application consists of a desktop version for realtime graphic visualization of music and an iOS version for interacting with the visuals. The basic appearance is based on a shape that deforms synced to an audio signal. A never ending journey through portal-like visuals, organic and technical scenes take the viewer into a surreal feeling atmosphere.
Forming rapidly changing pictures out of those shapes the viewer seems to be part of electrical impulses catching short impressions of the human and his role in the universe.
Using an iPad or an iOS capable device people can diretly interact with the music visualization. By using Multi-Touch it is possible to manipulate the camera of the desktop visualization as well as changing between different scenes.
The artwork is the result of a cooperation between the award winning interactive arts collective Futura Epsis 1 based in Hamburg, Germany represented by Andreas Rothaug and the band Mathon from Switzerland who are responsible for the sound.
The desktop visualization contains one track of the new album "Terrestre" published by Everestrecords in May 2011. The combination of interactive, generative art and new technologie opens a wide new field in user experience. Art does no longer do have one static state, it becomes to something more organic like a living system.
(2) TECH REQUIREMENTS (Plans, Dimensions, Schemes)
For a true experience we recommend a fast Macintosh and graphics >= 512 MB. Since the application is based on sound a clear soundsystem should be connected to the computer. (Line - IN/OUT) The desktop visualization and the iOS remote application do have to be in the same network, exchanging data on port 12000 via TCP/IP (OSC).