Some exciting things happening in the field of VJing in Austrlia. This will be a summary of recent news and updates that have happened on VJ Union Australia channel relating to VJing, VJ Software and other exciting bits and pieces.
AR+ : Simplicity: Alpha VJ software
From Brad Hammond / xy01 comes an alpha release of AR+ software (Simplicity version). The focus of Splash is simplicity, improvisation and play. With these things in mind entire AR+ system is build around user input and interaction, with the user drawing, placing, and interacting with the objects in real time.
It works on a familiar layer and brush setup, with each layer having it’s own layer style.
A layer style consists of look, behavior and timing components which work together to provide a unique and experimental visual experience.
Stay tuned for more updates @ xy01.net. Alpha version can be downloaded from: http://xy01.net/Temp/
Events: MELBOURNE PATCHING CIRCLE
This is a regular meeting for musicians, artists, and those who are ‘just plain curious’ to have a place to share/teach/learn about current projects of varying sources.
People from all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome.
Everyone is encouraged to bring whatever current media projects you may be working on, or just simply show up and see what the Melbourne community is getting up to.
Video editors, Musicians, Graphic designers, circuit builders, general hackers, or just people that are curious are all equally encouraged.
There will be an emphasis on Open Source tools for artists and musicians, and creative programming environments such as Pure Data, Max/MSP, Processing, OpenFrameworks, VVVV, and so on. Electronic hardware, sensors and micro-controllers will also feature.
This is an open community and there are really no restrictions on what content you bring as long as it is some kind of electronic art.
It will be a good idea to bring your laptop, and invite your friends along. Patching Circle meet-ups are going to be weekly, sign up to either the Media Lab Melbourne email for event info, or join the Melbourne Patching Circle Community list at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/374040299285069/
7pm – 11pm
VJ Union Australia are proud International Partner with Live Performers Meeting which will happen in Rome from may 31st till 3rd of June 2012.
We will present a talk along with skype video chat which will stream to participants on the subject.
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