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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or just as a template generator for the target plateforms.