Archive for the 'Other Stuff' Category

23
Feb
11

Beautiful Mechanical Waveforms

Video quality isn’t great, but fascinating, nonetheless.

Nothing to do with me, I might add. Just spotted it on YouTube.

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11
Feb
11

Flash, But Nice

This Perlin Noise Vector Flow-Field visualisation is nice.

08
Dec
10

Inspiration

26
Nov
10

Nice Writeup

George Toledo gave me a very nice writeup on his blog a while back, which was really nice.

He’s still pushing the boundaries. Some great stuff on his site, on Vimeo and at Kineme.

02
Oct
09

Making Contakt

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Ali Demirel, Ritchie Hawtin/m-nus records‘ visuals guy. I knew he’s used a couple of my QC pieces in previous shows, and we’d corresponded in the past, but I was surprised when he invited me to a preview of their behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Making Contakt‘, at London’s ICA last Friday. We met briefly there after the showing, and he asked me if I’d like to be on the guestlist also for their show the next day. Minimal techno isn’t generally my thing (though I do remember the early Plastikman albums from my university days), but I jumped at the chance, especially with the promise of seeing some of my work in action in front of a large, enthusiastic audience.

The show was really good. Ali was kind enough to invite me into the VJ/lighting area right in the middle of the venue so I could watch what he was doing, which was fascinating. His style is quite laid-back, I’d say, with many of the pieces being quite visually simple, and relatively slow-paced, which is a nice counterpoint to the music. I like the restraint shown in his choice of largely abstract monochrome material, which makes the introduction of coloured and more obviously audio-driven pieces later on more dramatic.

And yes, a few toneburst QTZs did make an appearance. I forgot to take my camera with me, sadly, but I spotted a few things I recognised. Maybe Ali will post some clips on Vimeo sometime.

21
Jun
09

Trier Raycaster Hi-Res Screenshots

Runs fullscreen (1680x1050px) on my MacPro, at realtime framerates.
I will still attempt to optimise a little though, as it’s slowish on my (admittedly ageing) laptop.

23
Apr
09

A Pause

Sorry I haven’t been answering comments lately. I’ve been away travelling for the past few weeks, but I will catch up with the blog as soon as I get back on Monday. Thanks to all those who have visited while I’ve been away.

I’m looking forward to getting back to QC stuff as soon as I’m back home.




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