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credits Nans Bortuzzo

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PROGRAMMING AND VISUAL: Nans Bortuzzo
DANCER IN THE VIDEO: Isabelle Arcand
The world of interactive devices is used for the purpose of confusing dance and visual arts. The interdependence between the media and responsiveness of video-projections in relation to the music and the movements of the dancer is the center of the performance.
www.nansbortuzzo.com

arius.esteban, Saturday, Jan 31st 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

Who Tebjan Halm
When Sat, Jan 31st 2015 - 17:00 until Sat, Jan 31st 2015 - 17:00
Where RCA Kensington, 2-6 Jay Mews, SW7 2EP, London , United Kingdom

It is a pleasure to invite all vvvv interested people in London to a replay of the vvvv50 intorduction talk from scope sessions at the RCA Kensington in the Stevens Building.

It is on very short notice, but I hope that a few patchers can make it. So spread the word!

Big ups to hadasi who managed to find the date.


In the past few years we’ve been eagerly working on a complete rewrite of vvvv which lead to a new visual programming language in combination with a development and runtime environment. Tebjan Halm (tonfilm ) will give a short introduction into the key features of this new language we’re internally calling "50".

tonfilm, Saturday, Jan 31st 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

I am from 25 Megapixel

guest, Friday, Jan 30th 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

helo patchers,

here is the fourth in a series of blogposts about our forthcoming nextbigthing that we still call vvvv50 (50). If you haven't already done so please first read the previous issues with the titles:

  1. 50: That-Next-Big-Thing.-An-Overview.
  2. 50: Colors
  3. 50: Properties
All information given here is still preliminary and subject to change.

So "Generics", uff, sounds so serious, I know. Still we have to mention them now because it will help you understand things further down the road. And you'll be surprised how easy the concept is to grasp. Promised.

No generics in 45

In vvvv45 (45) we don't have generic nodes. What we have instead is a lot of identical nodes like eg. "Zip" available for different datatypes. There is a Zip (Value), a Zip (String), a Zip (Color)... and the nodebrowser is full of such duplicates for a lot of nodes, like GetSlice, Select, Queue,... all of which are nodes where the operation they do for us is actually independent of the datatype they handle. We can call such operations "generic" in the sense that if for example you think of the functionality of a Zip it is not really important to know whether it zips slices of a spread of strings or a spread of colors. Easy? Yep.

In a 45 patch nodes like Zip already look generic because precious screen-space is saved by leaving out information that would not help in understanding the functionality of a patch. Still the nodebrowser is full of duplicates you have to explicitly choose between.

Only recently we've introduced a way for plugin developers to easily create duplicates of those generic nodes for their own datatypes but that is really only a workaround to the fact that we don't have support for generics built right into 45. Still better than nothing, see: generic-nodes.

Generics in 50

Now when we say 50 has support for generics we can advertise that in two ways:

For the casual patcher

First, the nodebrowser will have less nodes to choose from because it can leave out many duplicates (well, it will have many more other nodes but at least no datatype-duplicates). If you want a Zip you don't have to decide for which type you want it. Just place it in the patch, connect anything to it and you're done. 50 will figure out what you mean.

In a 50 patch a zip is a zip is a zip and you can connect any datatype to it. So in this example the left zip is forced to operate on values and the right zip is forced to operate on colors only.

For the pro patcher

Secondly (and this is probably a bit more abstract to wrap your head around, but please try:) when you patch an operation you can be unspecific about the datatypes of its inputs and outputs. Sounds exciting? Here is an example: Consider someone patched the functionality of a Queue. This is what it could look like in 45 and 50:

Queue (Value) in 45 vs. Queue (Generic) in 50

Reading those two patches:
The Inlets and Outlets (Item, Insert, ..) of both implementations are the same and the FrameDelay, as we've already learned, is replaced by a property (called "Items" here). And while both kind of look generic, in the 45 implementation we see the Item obviously is a value IOBox. Therefore we know that this is a specific implementation for values.

In the 50 implementation you see all the operations (clear, insert, take) are working on the generic collection type Spread, ie. they have not yet been forced to operate on a specific type like Spread of value or Spread of color. And you can easily identify pins, in- and outputs and the property that are generic as they are visualized in a different way (ie. only showing their contour). So here is a single implementation of a queue that works for any datatype at a time, even ones that you create yourself (more on that in the next post).

What you take away here is that 50 comes with a set of generic spread operations (insert, take, zip,...) for handling any kind of data and the problem you sometimes faced in 45 where individual spread operations were only available for specific datatypes, is no more.


And the best of it all which is really only a side-note here:
For all those basic generic spread operations we don't have to write a single line of code. In 50 we can magically make use of that functionality as it comes with the .net library. Besides the fact that this saves us a lot of time it also means those basic operations can be assumed virtually bug-free, not only because we didn't write them but also because Microsoft has been taking care of testing that code since years.

That just for a little soothing happynew50 update. Now fasten your seatbelts for the next issue with the blockbuster title "Custom Datatypes".

If what you just learned makes you feel like inserting coin, don't hesitate and click: .

joreg, Thursday, Jan 29th 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 4 comments  

credits Nans Bortuzzo

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, VVVV PROGRAMMING: Nans Bortuzzo
DANCER IN THE VIDEO: Anne-Caroline Boidin
The world of interactive devices is used for the purpose of confusing dance and visual arts. The interdependence between the media and responsiveness of video-projections in relation to the music and the movements of the dancer is the center of the performance.
www.nansbortuzzo.com

arius.esteban, Thursday, Jan 29th 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 3 comments  

Watch on Vimeo

Exhibit to demonstrate the Carbon technologies of the BMW Future Luxury Concept Car, Auto China 2014

The MESO Team:
Sebastian Oschatz, Johannes Lemke, Sarah Schmidt, Ulrich Schneider, Klaus-Peter Texter

http://www.meso.net/BMW-Carbon-Demonstrator

(c) 2014 by MESO Digital Interiors GmbH

No dome like Node17

velcrome, Tuesday, Jan 27th 2015 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

I am from People's Republic of China

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I am from People's Republic of China

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Watch on Vimeo

BRIGHT MATTER
a Group Show exploring light, space & perception
LAau, Numen / For Use, Joanie Lemercier, Nonotak & François Wunschel
www.bright-matter.com


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Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York City
November 21st 2014 - January 11th 2015

Miami Project, Art Basel Miami
December 4th - 7th 2014


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curator: Joanie Lemercier
producer: Juliette Bibasse
video and sound: Takami Nakamoto
gallery: Muriel Guépin

with support from eyebeam (www.eyebeam.org)

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Shoutbox

~16h ago

DiMiX: she should get dedicated node like DeNiro

~17h ago

evvvvil: just seen this, will be there as it's only 20 minutes away from my house luckily enough. you going Gareth?

~1d ago

Gareth.Griffiths: Hadasi would like to invite everyone to TonFilm's v50 talk Sat, 5pm @ RCA Kensington, The Stevens Building

~2d ago

antokhio: dxt slow as hell, but I like that quality alot :;]

~2d ago

vux: @antokhio there's some benefits from hap over dxt1/5 image sequence (extra compression+data locality)

~2d ago

ggml: not sure what you mean.. new thread ?

~3d ago

graphicuserinterface: @antokhio, so we had years ago a similar tech, only not applied to video?

~3d ago

defetto: hehehe are you questioning the benefits of visual programming over text? ;)

~3d ago

microdee: @defetto: learning HLSL can save you 90 bucks ;)