Morphogenius

Morphogenius is an application for tablet that was proposed for the exhibition on Leonardo Da Vinci at Cité des Sciences, Paris. It is inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci morphological drawings.

It allows to “transfer” reality as captured by the tablet’s camera into 3d drawings. The camera stream is processed with an edge detection algorithm easing the readability of shapes and structures. All drawings are done in 3d and the user can move, rotate and zoom them in any direction.

Morphogenius_rosam

Wyschnegradsky

Ivan Alexandrovich Wyschnegradsky (Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Вышнегра́дский) was a Russian composer primarily known for his microtonal compositions.

Pascal Criton, a french composer of contemporary music as well as a musicologist who studied Wyschnegradsky’s works, created an interactive piece inspired by Wyschnegradsky’s “ultrachromatic compositions” for association Puce Muse.

I designed a collective instrument able to produce complex polyrhytmic sequences of filtered sound texture. Each step of the sequence can be assigned a color nuance and a pitch, possibly micro-tonal. The result produces visual and sonic moires, reminding of Wyschnegradsky’s chromatic drawings.

You can get it from the Méta-Librairie website.

simple timelapse

Simple timelapse is a quick tool to make timelapse movies.

It uses an arduino for setting shutter intervals, an 4N35 opto-coupler to protect the camera from any accidental current, and a led to notify when shutter is in action. Focus was left manual to prevent from any automatic adjustement (that we don’t want anyway in timelapse!) and spare camera battery. Code and circuit was derived from intervaluino borrowing the opto-coupler idea from MaxTech, available at GitHub.

Used for the preparation of l’arbre qui cachait la forêt.

Meta-Screen

Turn a gothic church to a giant pinball.

Meta-Screen was a video mapping project led at Puce Muse, to transform any surface into a projection screen. Developments included tools to quickly map a shape or a contour, as well a real-time algorithm to interact with these shapes, like physics engine to make virtual objects bounce on architectural features.

Meta-Screen is available from Puce Muse’ Meta-Librairie.

App preview for the interaction with architectural elements.
App preview for the interaction with architectural elements.

107724404×8

Digital moving picture.
107724404×8 is the audiovisual rendering of a binary pdf file raw data.

The video reveals the internal structure of the file as both visual and sonic shapes. Compressed parts of the file will look and sound noisy while uncompressed parts will show redundant patterns and somewhat harmonic sound spectrum.

Original video is 10min long and 1024× 768px.
Beware of the rrrraw sound.

media music room

transforming a place into a collective audiovisual instrument

media music room is a collaborative workshop held in DauHaus Sofia, aiming at transforming a place into an interactive and collaborative music audiovisual instrument, through hacking and bending things at hand. During a week, a small team worked using all kinds of recycled and in-situ materials (bench, lamps, microphones, clothe) and softwares (max/MSP, pure data, processing, flash, etc.) to create an interactive setup, made of a bench-o-phone, ceiling-lamps-turned-to-audio-delays, pen tablet drumloop mixer, joystick-contolled sound scrubbers, audiovisual feedback and synched projection fitting the location architecture. This camp was open to any visitor as an opportunity for local people to meet, share ideas, bring their own audio/video material and conceive together. At the end of the week, an event was organized where anyone could play the multimedia instruments.

The project was also meant as a thought-provoking exchange on the notion of instrument in the contemporary society, following theories raised by John Cage or Christopher Small.

MMM_48_BenchoBass01

The project took place in studio DauHaus, during my residency in Sofia at InterSpace Media Art Center.

Special thanks goes to the French Institute for their support, and to Goethe institute and Pro-Helvetia for lending beamers.