Jason Levine’s class presents a brief introduction to writing code in c++, followed by an immersion into using OF for audio, video, graphics, text, and images. If time allows, we may delve into Kinect, computer vision, particle systems, or audio analysis. Some programming experience is necessary.
Intro to Openframeworks/C++
A workshop for artists who want to penetrate to the core of digital media.
Sat/Sun, Jul 23/24, noon to 6pm
Sat/Sun, Aug 6/7, noon to 6pm
What is more creative than creating something from nothing? In a world filled with endless digital media tools, more and more artists are turning to programming for the purpose of creative expression. Why? Because programming offers ultimate control.
Openframeworks is an open source library that harnesses the power of the c++ programming language for the purpose of creating cutting edge digital art on Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS and Android. It allows artists to express themselves through the exploration and manipulation of the data inside media at the deepest level. This makes it ideal for the creation of high-performance interactive applications and generative audio-visual art.
This class presents a brief introduction to writing code in c++, followed by an immersion into using OF for audio, video, graphics, text, and images. If time allows, we may delve into Kinect, computer vision, particle systems, or audio analysis.
Some programming experience is necessary.
is a Montreal-based artist focusing on the intersection between music, performance art, and interactive video. Teaching himself to program BASIC
at age 7, and performing with the I MUSICI
orchestra at age 9, it is no surprise that at age 30 Jason’s art is the complete fusion of computer technology with live performance. As a computer programmer, Jason uses Max/MSP Jitter
, and Cinder
to translate gesture data from microphones, sensors, and Kinects
to lights, sound, and projected video. As a performer he is a chronic improviser, inspired by the architecture of where he performs, the people in the audience, and above all by the serendipitous errors that take him in new directions. As a musician he is fascinated by all the possibilities of the human voice. Jason specializes in extended voice techniques such as throatsinging
Jason’s current work focuses on projecting visualizations of his voice onto and around his body while he performs. The artistic inspiration comes from his experiences of synaesthesia
. Synaesthesia is a neurological condition in which the stimulation of one sense creates the experience of another sense. His particular experience involves heard sounds stimulating the experience of abstract coloured forms in and around his body. This new body of work is an exploration into creating synaesthetic experience in others.