Interesting project from Marc Nonnenmacher which uses Daphnia organisms to control the sound output. The organisms are placed in a small Gadgetry with water and viewed under a microscope. LEDs are used to control the movement of the animal, swimming on one side results in the corresponding LED to turn off and an LED on the opposite side of the Gadgety to turn on. The Daphnia are light-sensitive and move towards the source.
Combining visual art with spatial sound, Liquid Media generates liquid images & liquid sounds which are controlled via a MIDI keyboard and a multimedia system.
BlipTronic3000 is an audiovisual installation that plays sound depending on the location of user controlled ‘pucks’ and small autonomous robots. The ‘pucks’ and robots have red & blue lights on them, which attract projected green software agents towards them. Sound is generated in realtime when the green agents pass through the red & blue attractor lights.
A webcam is used to detect the position of the blue and red lights and a projector is used to display the green software agents. The system uses OpenGL, OSC, processing, STK and v3ga’s blob-detection toolkit.
Following on from the Si Begg/Ho-Fun AV mashups we have Hexstatic under the alias Exactshit who are releasing a new DVD called ‘Now Thats What I Call Exactshit Vol 2′. Available from ninjatune shop in the new year or on a Limited DVD from ebay. Be quick though as the limited release will sell through very quickly!
There are lots of quirky reworks on the DVD from Long Haired Fool From Liverpool, to Sound of Music to Firestarter and even Ren & Stimpy. My personal favourite has to be the mashup of Papa with Hal from 2001:
To find more AV mashups from Hexstatic, check their YouTube profile page here.
Back in late 2005 Si Begg & Ho-Fun released two audiovisual DVD mashups on the Noodles label. Originally there was going to be seven releases (according to a press release at the time), but no show of the remaining five! Long since discontinued, you can now find the first two on YouTube (along with some other HoFun goodies)!!
The first DVD had an AV mix of Charade starring Audery Hepburn. The film used to be available on www.archive.org but was removed for copyright reasons – see this forum post for further details. Anyway here is the remake from Noodles!
There are some more Ho-Fun AV mixes to enjoy, Mad As Hell…
…and Commercial Sucicide. It would be great to see the follow-up releases!
Since the original post, I found a new video at youtube.