TypeStar – a lyric visualiser by Scott Garner


TypeStar from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

Currently the sketch can be controlled via keyboard and mouse along with rough support for SMS control on laptops, iPhone control via OSCemote and oscP5, joystick control via proCONTROLL and midi controller support via proMIDI.

It’s available as Mac, Windows and Linux download.


The Worlds First AR Magician?

Magician, visualist, and technologist Marco Tempest shows off his work on “Magic Projection.”

YouTube link.

It’s interesting to see how a magician blends technology into his performance.

Early days yet, but I can’t wait to see how this develops.

Made / created with OpenFrameworks, OpenCV, Arduino, MacCam, PS3 Eyetoy camera, Wii engineering, IR tracking, MacBook Pro and a mobile projector.

Just a few bits then.


Toxiclibs. An Immense Computational Design Showreel

Showreel of projects & experiments created by current users of the toxiclibs library.

Cool music too.


toxiclibs showreel from postspectacular on Vimeo.

toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing.

After 2.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >14k lines of code, 124+ classes, 18 packages bundled into 7 libraries.

The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to digital fabrication, use as teaching tool and more.

More information & downloads: http://toxiclibs.org.

onedotzero interactive festival identity

It was the onedotzero / glue london party in Shoreditch last night.

One of the highlights (apart from the Microsoft Surface table and free bar) was a chance to see the visual identity and interactive installation for the upcoming “adventures in motion” event this September at BFI Southbank.

Wieden+Kennedy worked with Karsten Schmidt (aka Toxi) on a Processing application that collects conversations around onedotzero from the web (Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo, Facebook and blogs) and generates the identity.


onedotzero interactive festival identity – preview from onedotzero on Vimeo.

Using the Nokia N900 people at the party could control the live conversations behind the identity – twisting, turning and feeding the aggregated words to help build our first living, breathing onedotzero identity.

A big slap on the back goes to Sermad for getting the installation working in the nick of time, and a happy 10th birthday goes out to my gang at glue London. Tuesday night drinking, bet there was a few sore heads in the office today.

Here’s a bit about onedotzero_cascade which glue also supported.


onedotzero_cascade_09 from onedotzero on Vimeo.

I’m on holiday now for 2 weeks. No updates until I’m back. Cya…