Cimatics presents
Cimatics, Brussels International Platform for Live A/V, presents a Masterclass Live Audiovisual Art, within the framework of the studio-program Experimental Media-art provided by the VAF (the Flemish Audiovisual Fund).
Because the biggest merit of live A/V is its cross-border and cross-disciplinary character the masterclass will challenge its participants to do just that: collaborate.

The goal of this blog is to generate an open-source effect: opening up the discussions from within the masterclass to the rest of the world. Let this be a call for everyone to participate and join or start a debate.
Eventually, this blog will be printed as a book. An additional DVD with the open-source versions (Creative Commons license) of the participants masterclass-projects will be available afterwards. So if you post something to this blog, you are co-authoring the book.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

hello world(s)

Hello guys!!
i am sorry I ve been away from this blog since now, i've got
busy days and only now i found some time to take care of our electronic
shared garden. Let me give my 2p and feed it a bit with some pics of
my last project i am messing with in these months!

these are little excerpts from a series of experiments dealing with the notions of emergence and complexity i am always been fascinated with.
In particular lately I am inspired by the thoughts of Ilya Prigogine, a chemist and researcher at Solvey Institute here in Bruxelles who in the '50 studied the behaviors of complex systems -as such as fluids in the thermodinamic laws- and noted how from aparentely chaotic and instable systems order and stability can emerge.
His seminal work is been not only used in the exact science fields but also extended to social sciences phenomena and helped the rise of a kind of complexity studies in the '70-'80, leading to the recent speculations obout a deep ecology aproach and a paradigm where the human and his technology urges to seek new ways to be in equilibrium in his surrounding environment.
I noticed how this emerging of shapes/order from noise/chaos and the study of the fluids dynamics of Prigogine has a perfect visualization/sonification counterpart in the CG technique of particle systems and the sound granular synthesis approach.
With software implementing such tecniques -i am actually using max/msp/jitter - i am trying to render the behaviors of very alrge amounts of small particle reacting to simple laws and see -and hear- how this behaviors can let emerge symple forms from aparently chaotic systems.
that's all in a very embryonic state, and i am just experimenting on how this can lead to a coherent body of work and to a livemedia performance too.
If is someone's interest i can post some patch i'm working on.. also some suggestion+implementations+critics would be welcomed!!
see y soon..

1 comment:

Brecht Debackere said...

Hey Mattia, looking good! Show us a patch then eh? ;)