Earlier this year, I was introduced to local comedian Marc Basch and we struck up a conversation about how everything on stage works better with a beat: music, comedy, and acting. Even if it isn’t a literal beat, there’s a time signature that most performances work under.
In my last post, I showed how you can flip between 2 Processing sketches within the same window. This might be useful if you have a library of sketches you want to demo, but don’t want to close/open each sketch by hand.
Now I’d like to show how you can display 2 sketches at the same time.
In my last post, I talked about how you can load multiple Processing sketches from one master sketch. However, the 2 techniques shown in that post had the annoying side effect of popping up multiple windows as each sketch was loaded. In this post, I’ll show a way flip between sketches all within the same window.
In my last post about VJ’ing, I mentioned I was able to render graphics to an offline buffer in Processing. Recently, some Boston Creative Coder friends were talking about how great it’d be to switch between different Processing sketches without reloading the application. It turns out that these 2 topics are related, but first let me start with a simple way to load multiple sketches from 1 super-sketch.
Last week I was invited to VJ at the Sonic Beating Summer Series party in Cambridge. I must have given off some VJ vibes at some point previously because I’d never actually VJ’d before! 3 late night coding sessions later, I was able to repurpose some prior Processing sketches to work in a live environment.
I recently had a chance to install my multi-touch table at a benefit for the One Fund which supports victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. I’ve used this interface for my own performances but I had never left it out in the open for others to use. Initially I was nervous that someone would knock off the plexiglass or tear the contact paper but it survived and seemed to entertain many.
I recently became fascinated with string art and decided to play around with some ideas that could eventually work for a large, open wall in my living room. What resulted were a couple 2’x4′ wood panels with painted geometric forms and string outlines:
New track is up. This one was fun to do. All the drum sounds at :48 were gathered running around my work’s basement garage with a ping pong ball, metal pipe, and a field recorder. Only 1 person came down and gave me angry looks while I was recording! You can hear the angry look at :52.