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visual artist : Dimitra Zigaris

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Concept

In the context of social media, visual recognition of ourselves as self-directed behaviour and at the same time as a remnant of evolutionary psychology, concludes a narcissistic capitulation of one's survival. Panoptic vision as a power mechanism requires that we observe and be observed and continually comparing ourselves to others, creating an imposter homogeneity. Goebbels stated, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”. The political system, with the moral alibi of “protecting the citizen from potential violations”, contemns the individual to a new form of surveillance similar to the panoptic control system proposed by Jeremy Bentham. Through the acceleration of overall internet traffic and the so on culture of "I have nothing to hide", individual rights cease to exist. Thus, a “pro” security form emerges, seeming progressive, but in fact is the opposite.

projection

Materializing the idea

The installation is being consisted by a booth with a mounted mirror and a monitor (right and left side respectively), both are putted in round shaped frames resembling the well known social networking pages' profiles. The mirror stands for self identification and symbolizes the narcissistic aspect of us extrapolating the presence of the monitor on the other side of the booth.
Beneath the round shaped monitor (left side) there is a proximity sensor (connected to an Arduino) and an RGB camera which are both responsible for the motion detection, face recognition and capture.
When the spectator passes by and stands for a while in front of it her image will be captured so it will be revealed without her acknowledgement and few seconds after her departure to the rest of the upcoming visitors.
In order to succeed so both vvvv and VL with its amazing YOLO implementation were used in the benefit of quick recognition, storing images, checking distances and human presence as also for showing back the captured images by using a fairly simple logic.
The installation meant to be portable (rumbling) and compact in a sense that it is lightweight and everything fits in the booth without revealing any cables or the mechanism to the audience.

nissidis, Thursday, Oct 17th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

Gyrovagues: Wandering, marginal and undisciplined monks, outside the community and without fixed residence; they lived on the charity and hospitality of others.

Gyrovagvs. Real-time mixed media installation. Shadowed pepper’s ghost with wooden stool and sound.

Gyrovagvs inhabits precariously and dramatically on both sides of a mirror, as an intermittent thought or like-quantum game. Shadowed image without body, it could be alive as a consistent perception, or on the contrary, it could remain confined in the physical jail of an optical illusion. In any case, Gyrovagvs claims that reality -and therefore also, everything that overwhelms us- arises from the subtle mix between the fictitious and the real.

Based on Dottore’s Gea.Naive

Patxi7, Thursday, Sep 26th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  
Lenaura
Lenaura
Lenaura
Lenaura

The trailblazing music artist, vocalist and composer Lena Platonos arrives at the Stavros Niarchos Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday 7 September for a concert that bridges the past with the present.

In the first part of the concert, the songwriter, along with Giannis Palamidas and Athena Routsi, will perform fresh versions of songs from her long-lasting career, in a music retrospective that will fill the Park with the characteristic lyricism and emotional nature of her songs. Selections from Gallop, Lepidoptera, Sun Masks and Sabotage will plunge us into Platonos’ magical, idiosyncratic, thrilling universe.

The second part features her dance project Lenaura, produced with her long-time associate, Stergios T and performed live for the first time. These songs are marked by driving dance beats, minimalist vocals and a compositional approach that eschews dance music conventions. Among them is a dance version of Tchaikovsky's “Lullaby in the Storm", interpreted by Albina Zachariadou in Russian.

Also on stage will be Cleon Antoniou, who has worked with Platonos on her album Sun Masks; the concert’s evocative visuals are designed by Constantine Nisidis.

Line-up:

Lena Platonos, vocals, piano, keyboards
Stergios T, programming, sound design, keyboards
Cleon Antoniou, keyboards, vocals

Featuring: Giannis Palamidas, Athena Routsi, Albina Zachariadou
Visuals: Constantine Nisidis

Saturday 07/09 | 21.00

Thanks vux, everyoneishappy and mburk for their great contributions

nissidis, Wednesday, Sep 25th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

A little bit late, but better then nothing!
Link was definently absolute highlight of my summer,thanks to all people that came! It had great vibe, and I am looking forward to doing it again. Two big themes were knowledge base around VL and upcoming community meetings in form of Nodes and Link. A bit of word from joreg about what was discussed:

"I took the chance having a lot of experienced vvvv patchers around to talk about the upcoming series of tutorials i am planning to introduce vvvv gamma. In a first session we tried to get a common understanding about what constitutes good tutorials and what distinguishes them from other forms of documentation (howto, reference, explanations). Then we concluded that a structure to go forward would be preparing tutorials for 3 main categories:
• basics: all tutorials here will only use basic features like process nodes and loops
• language features: tutorials covering advanced language features like datatypes, generics. delegates,...
• developing: these should appeal to developers wanting to extend vvvv with their own nodes, writing C# or importing .NET libs
''''
In the second session we went into more details about what an initial series of "getting started" tutorials in the "basics" category should look like. Then we came to the point that that simple games should make for good tutorials and so we tried to find some that would work for the "basics" category.
''''
All in all the sessions where really fruitful and helped me a lot to bend my head around how to get this whole topic started. Many thanks to everyone involved who added their thoughts."

And Rosi:
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As a member of the NODE festival team I was very interested in the views of the people at link on the future of our precious community gathering. The NODE team already had some ideas for possible events and link was the perfect time to share them with the vvvv community.
This was super helpful and I was amazed that nearly all participants at link took their time to share their thoughts. We came up with the idea of a Community Meetup as an Add-On to the NODE Forum for Digital Art.
We also reflected on the NODES so far (2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2017) and extrapolated from there where the journey might go. These are some of the feedbacks: the hacky feeling should stay, things should be allowed to evolve on-site, the discourse outside of the vvvv bubble is important, the nerd- and the art side are equally important, Frankfurt is a good place but it could happen somewhere else, so many things happen at NODE that especially those who host workshop have a hard time grasping the whole program.
After link I felt super motivated to continue the planning and so I am happy to say that we got quite far in that last month: Be prepared for something big in April 2020!''''

there was a lot of food, discussion, tinkering, presentations, and one thing I learned is to not underestimate amount of beer consumption on vvvv related event.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jVpfHnSqt7iiftvv5

It was delight, althoug a bit exhausting to do this, but well worth the effort, especially highlights like making beyond burgers and then dragging speakers to woods for super secret concert of blackwood incident. Hope we meet soon again!

StiX, Saturday, Sep 7th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

credits see below

Steel City is an interactive model of a futuristic steel plant. By using four different terminals, which are assigned to specific topics, the user can dive deeply into the world of steel making. Economic strategies become vibrant visual experiences, ecological considerations are suddenly evident and logistics somehow starts to look sexy.

The tangible key to unlock the experience is the keen combination of a screen and a highly innovative rotary knob including a haptical feedback engine, which originally has been developed for the automotive industry.

zepi, Tuesday, Aug 27th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  

credits Concept, production and video: VOLNA
Engineering: Alexey Belyakov vnm
Mechanics: Viktor Smolensky
Camera/photo: Polina Korotaeva, VOLNA
Special thanks: William Cohen, Michael Gira, Igor Matveev, Alexander Nebozhin, Jason Strudler, Ivan Ustichenko, Artem Zotikov
Music: Swans – Lunacy
Project commissioned by Roots United for Present Perfect Festival 2019
© VOLNA (2019) © Swans ℗ 2012 Young God Records

More info: https://volna-media.com/projects/duel

The gloom ripples while something whispers,
Silence has set and coils like a ring,
Someone’s pale face glimmers
From a mire of venomous color,
And the sun, black as the night,
Takes its leave, absorbing the light.

M. Voloshin

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iam404, Tuesday, Aug 20th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 2 comments  

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The installation consisted in a hiperrealystic 3D production simulating the water flowing down the wall of a dam. The 6 x 14 meter-long projection showed the dam closing and openning the gates; the water falling from the top, would flood the 350 m2 surrounding area allowing the visitors to step, play and interact with the inundated surface

PasosLargos, Wednesday, Aug 7th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious comments on vimeo  

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Bit of a playful project investigating real-time generation of singing anime characters, a neural mashup if you will.

All of the animation is made in real-time using a StyleGan neural network trained on the Danbooru2018 dataset, a large scale anime image database with 3.33m+ images annotated with 99.7m+ tags.

Lyrics were produced with GPT-2, a large scale language model trained on 40GB of internet text. I used the recently released 345 million parameter version- the full model has 1.5 billion parameters, and has currently not been released due to concerns about malicious use (think fake news).

Music was made in part using models from Magenta, a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music.

Setup is using vvvv, Python and Ableton Live.

StyleGan, Danbooru2018, GPT-2 and Magenta were developed by Nvidia, gwern.net/Danbooru2018, OpenAI and Google respectively.

Kyle McLean, Wednesday, Aug 7th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious comments on vimeo  

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A part of live-coding gatherings at dotdotdot, Milan. This session is recorded on 29.05.2019.

Sound :
Nicola Ariutti
Davide Bonafede
Daniele Ciminieri
Simone Bacchini
Antonio Garosi

Visual :
Jib Ambhika Samsen

jib, Wednesday, Aug 7th 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious comments on vimeo  

credits Kyle McLean

Waifu Synthesis- real time generative anime

Bit of a playful project investigating real-time generation of singing anime characters, a neural mashup if you will.

All of the animation is made in real-time using a StyleGan neural network trained on the Danbooru2018 dataset, a large scale anime image database with 3.33m+ images annotated with 99.7m+ tags.

Lyrics were produced with GPT-2, a large scale language model trained on 40GB of internet text. I used the recently released 345 million parameter version- the full model has 1.5 billion parameters, and has currently not been released due to concerns about malicious use (think fake news).

Music was made in part using models from Magenta, a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music.

Setup is using vvvv, Python and Ableton Live.
everyoneishappy.cominstagram.com/everyoneishappy/

StyleGan, Danbooru2018, GPT-2 and Magenta were developed by Nvidia,gwern.net/Danbooru2018, OpenAI and Google respectively.

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everyoneishappy, Monday, Jul 1st 2019 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 1 comments  

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Shoutbox

~20h ago

domj: Fun with feedback loops https://youtu.be/44ewBE2CQnE

~1d ago

~2d ago

joreg: @knoeterich thanks for the heads-up, you'll have another chance every 2 weeks..

~2d ago

knoeterich: i had to cancel my free ticket for the vvvv-gamma workshop today, cause i got sick over night. maybe someone can take my place?

~2d ago

bo27: Hi! I'll be in London at Oct 24-28, would have some spare time to talk about business/vvvv/NFL/drinks. Please contact me if interested

~2d ago

joreg: reminder: this tuesday, oct 22nd: #vvvv meetup in #berlin 14-berlin-vvvv-meetup #visualprogramming

~3d ago

metrowave: @h99, nice site + useful...

~5d ago

h99: Moon, dammit

~5d ago

h99: NASA's CGI Monn kit https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4720

~6d ago