Abdullah Benabdallah > Orientation #106 // Day Two

Today we had the presentation of junXion by Frank Baldé. He showed us very good examples how to use the software to process incoming data from several devices like Wii controllers, Cameras or instruments. I am really looking forward to testing the software and find out new possibilities for our show like:
-Interaction between dancers and music by using controllers or sensors
-Interaction between washing machines and music by using sensors
-Interaction between visual material (recorded life by camera or triggered by VJ) and music
It could even be more complex like creating interaction between the tree parts at the same time.
In the afternoon we had interaction design with Kristina Andersen. One relevant aspect to my work we talked about was the importance of integrating the dancers at the very early beginning of the creative process. It’s very important that they feel comfortable with the devices/instruments.
Tonight we are having some “expiremental electro-accoustic goodness”: Robert van Heumen will play with Garth Davis at Tabula Rasa. Also our co-workshoper DJ Dubble8 will perform at OT301.

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