We're particularly exciting about this Friday's GFX Cafe, co-organized with Claudia X. Valdes' Advanced Electronic Arts Class to be held from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in our ARTS Lab Garage.
Many of you are familiar with Cycling 74's products and Jitter in particular (if not, some links are provided below). And Wesley Smith is one of the key people in pushing it further. Interested in the intersection of art, research and computational media? This is a great event to attend.
WHEN: Friday, 4/11 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WHERE: ARTS Lab is located at 131 Pine St., NE (one block west of University Blvd. and half a block north of Central)
BIOWesley Smith is a PhD candidate at UC Santa Barbara's Media Arts andTechnology program where he is a researcher in audiovisual compositionand interactive immersive environments on the Allosphere project. Inaddition, Wesley is one of the lead programmer's on Cycling '74'sJitter software where he works on real-time video and 3D graphicssystems.ABSTRACT:Computational Audiovisual Composition and the AllosphereThe Allosphere -- a 3 story spherical projection surface located in anear-anechoic chamber -- is a unique space for interactive andimmersive audiovisual environments. This talk will describe recentresearch in audiovisual software for composing works and environmentsin the Allosphere. The subject of the software, which we termComputational Audiovisual Composition, maintains a philosophicalconcern with both computational aesthetics and the nature ofaudiovisual composition on the computer, addressing the Allosphere'sstatus as a hybrid scientific and artistic instrument.Relevant Links:
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Eric Renz-Whitmore, Program Coordinator
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131