cyclescape

Scrolling the landscape with an indoor bike.

Recycled indoor cycle, hacked dynamo, arduino and custom electronics, old PC running a pure data patch.

An indoor cycle is perched in front of a projected video screen, whose wheel rotation controls an interactive video. When the rider is cycling, the landscape is scrolling at an exagerated speed. When driving slowly or at rest, the screen displays abstract moving images from the limbos.

Cyclescape was made for “Vanité #10 : Visible Invisible” by Luis Pasina & co, during Nuit Blanche 2008, Paris.

cyclescape_QVGA

filigram

filigram is an app to draw filigrams.

filigram is an expressive tool based on drawing gesture, gathering on the same canvas doodles made by people of different cultures in various contexts.

Filigrams are hand-drawn drawings made on a 2D surface, in a 3D world. Thanks to computers memory, this virtual “sheet of paper” becomes infinitely wide and allows for navigating inside the drawings.

This app was made originally made as a public-space installation where people could share a collective experience of drawing on the same canvas. Perspectives on others’ drawings sometimes leads to graphical compositions that could only be seen from a specific point in the virtual space, somehow like the paintings by Felice Varini.

filigram was shown during:

Art4Lux, Abbaye de Neumunster, Luxembourg (Lu), sept. 2007
Net User Conference 2007 , Pleven Hovel, (Bg), july 2007
– at ArtHostel Sofia (Bg), june 2006
– in Istanbul (Tr), july 2007
Mobile Studios , Batenberg Square, Sofia (Bg), june 2006
TheUpgrade! Skopje (Mk), june 2006
TheUpgrade! Sofia (Bg), june 2006

with support from:

Inter-Space Media Art Center
Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes.
Puce Muse

Originally developped with Max, Filigram has been implemented in Java/Processing for availability in the browser, and OpenFrameworks for iOS/android support. Now outdated, the code is being refactored before moving to an open source repository at GitHub. Please contact if interested in the meantime.

filisplash

XSPIF – Cross Standard PlugIn Framework

XSPIF stands for the acronym of Cross Standard PlugIn Framework.

It is an xml to (vst/au/pd/ladspa) translation utility written by Rémy Muller and myself for our final study project in 2003 inspired by Steve Harris way of writing ladspa plugins.

Instead of abstracting the different plugin formats into a C/C++ library as most professionnal companies do, we choose for both academic and time reasons to write an xml to C/C++ translator using Python.

It has many limitations and is now outdated, but it can prove useful as a learning tool for many people or just as a template generator for the target plateforms.

Sources and documentation

xspif.zip released under the GNU General Public License