Community Meeting (Feb 13, 2019): Chronopoetical Systems of Sounding Vision, All at Once: a residency at Signal Culture


Presenters: Colin Clark

Colin spoke to us about his artist's residency at Signal Culture in Owego, New York early 2019, where he developed the video processing software Bubbles.


  • Jones colorizer as an early example of video processing and synthesis
  • Prof. Dr. Style, an exploration of website styles used by leading figures in academia
  • Grid Garden and Flexbox Froggy as tools to learn CSS Grid and Flexbox which were both used in the creation of Bubbles
  • Everything is model relays
  • Has he considered taking advantage of the Nexus for connections?
    • It could be used, but hasn't been explored yet
    • Have to take into consideration the performance aspects of using it
  • A bit like Reaktor, but with videos
    • Also a bit like Fusion in Davinci Resolve
    • No intention to have wires connecting the bubbles at this point
    • Maybe could relate them by simple contact, zoom out and treat them like molecules made up of atoms
    • Bubbles could be combined with proximity as a factor, strength
    • Node Beats?
  • Is it possible to export videos?
    • No, not yet
    • Not possible to save the composition/score to the filesystem at this point
    • Eventually, the plan is to move everything into an overarching model to save
    • Treat it more like a live performance tool
  • What about making the spatial editing interface accessible? If you make it accessible, you're going to come up with another interface
  • Noodle by Clayton Lewis is a good example of this
    • Not unlike a phone navigation tree
  • What is the abstraction of what a drag-and-drop interaction is trying to represent?
  • Accessibility tree is meant to be a semantic representation of the elements, but there are aspects of it that could be representations of strictly visual elements
  • A discussion about intuitive interfaces, accessibility and HCI
  • Thanks from Colin to:
    • Antranig for his support with programming
    • Tony who made the MIDI connection widget
    • Everyone at IDRC for holding things down in his absence