Image/ine is a Macintosh program developed by Tom Demeyer and Steina Vasulka in the late 90′s that allows a user to manipulate visual source material in a live performance environment. It is one of the very first pieces of commonly available software to allow artists to work in real-time with uncompressed video. Imagine/ine served as an inspiration for later real-time visual manipulation software platforms such as Nato.0+55+3d, Jitter, GEM, and Isadora.
Image/ine allows video sampling and playback, keying, displacement and other effects are available with video (live and recorded), QuickTime movies, text, scanned images, image files with alpha channels. Today Steina Vasulka continues to perform with Image/ine. The software is maintained by Tom Demeyer and can be downloaded free of charge.
Please visit www.image-ine.org for more info, software versions, and download links.
Click here to view an interview with Steina Vasulka about development of Image/ine. Courtesy of the Vasulka archive.