Some love for Toxi

Check out the incredible array of work made with the open source framework ‘Toxiclibs’.

2010 Showreel

toxiclibs showreel 2010 from postspectacular on Vimeo.

2009 Showreel

toxiclibs showreel 2009 from postspectacular on Vimeo.

Great work by Karsten Schmidt and the community.

toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing (and soon other languages). After over 3.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >25k lines of code, 270+ classes bundled into 8 libraries. The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to architecture digital fabrication, use as teaching tool in these fields and more…

For more information please visit: www.toxiclibs.org

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TypeStar – a lyric visualiser by Scott Garner

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TypeStar from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

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.

It’s available as Mac, Windows and Linux download.

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The Worlds First AR Magician?

Magician, visualist, and technologist Marco Tempest shows off his work on “Magic Projection.”

YouTube link.

It’s interesting to see how a magician blends technology into his performance.

Early days yet, but I can’t wait to see how this develops.

Made / created with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, MacCam, PS3 Eyetoy camera, Wii engineering, IR tracking, MacBook Pro and a mobile projector.

Just a few bits then.

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Photosounder

Photosounder opens fractals and photos found on the web, treats and process them, then turns them into sound.

YouTube link.

Sounds turned into images can be powerfully modified to achieve effects and results that couldn’t be obtained in any other way. So Photosounder is also capable of other tricks.

Here’s HAL 9000 turned into an image with the time resolution set to 200 times slower. Without any change in pitch a strange and eerie soundscape emerges.

YouTube link.

More here: http://photosounder.com/

flight404 at Decode / V&A

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Robert Hodgin aka flight404 posted this video of an app he’s working on for the Decode event at London’s V&A. He’s reworking his older Solar piece so that it’s audio responsive in real-time.

This is unbelievably good. Visually and sonically.

REWORK

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7578615&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=59a5d1&fullscreen=1

Solar rework from flight404 on Vimeo.

I have been working on a real-time version of the Solar piece from a couple years ago. Since it is going to be responding to people’s voices and ambient noise instead of music, I started listening to podcasts while I was developing it. I made this video to commemorate my new found love for WNYC’s RadioLab podcast. Thanks to Branden Hall and Bill Lindmeier for introducing me to it.

ORIGINAL

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Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

Made with Processing. Audio by Goldfrapp (“Lovely Head” off her first album).

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Toxiclibs. An Immense Computational Design Showreel

Showreel of projects & experiments created by current users of the toxiclibs library.

Cool music too.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6644720&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ff0179&fullscreen=1

toxiclibs showreel from postspectacular on Vimeo.

toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing.

After 2.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >14k lines of code, 124+ classes, 18 packages bundled into 7 libraries.

The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to digital fabrication, use as teaching tool and more.

More information & downloads: http://toxiclibs.org.

onedotzero interactive festival identity

It was the onedotzero / glue london party in Shoreditch last night.

One of the highlights (apart from the Microsoft Surface table and free bar) was a chance to see the visual identity and interactive installation for the upcoming “adventures in motion” event this September at BFI Southbank.

Wieden+Kennedy worked with Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) on a Processing application that collects conversations around onedotzero from the web (Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Facebook and blogs) and generates the identity.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6417194&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1

onedotzero interactive festival identity – preview from onedotzero on Vimeo.

Using the Nokia N900 people at the party could control the live conversations behind the identity – twisting, turning and feeding the aggregated words to help build our first living, breathing onedotzero identity.

A big slap on the back goes to Sermad for getting the installation working in the nick of time, and a happy 10th birthday goes out to my gang at glue London. Tuesday night drinking, bet there was a few sore heads in the office today.

Here’s a bit about onedotzero_cascade which glue also supported.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6470261&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=c9ff23&fullscreen=1

onedotzero_cascade_09 from onedotzero on Vimeo.

I’m on holiday now for 2 weeks. No updates until I’m back. Cya…