Image from Whizz, projected at a Romanian club by Jan Kremlacek and coded in Processing.

Last week, we saw how Flash and Processing code can create custom VJ and visualization tools. Custom code means custom results, and all sorts of dynamic new possibilities for visuals. Jan Kremlacek writes from the Czech Republic to share his own projects. He’s been using Processing to create interactive visuals for clubs, based on everything from sound to motion detection to heartbeat inputs.

Jan writes:

Whizz gear setup.

All of these projects listen to audio in real time and try to interpret it [dynamics, story and swings]. Everything can be changed through my own setup, because of all of it is my own piece of code :)

Whizz [Project Page]
The Whizz project was set up especially for a club in Romania, Bucharest, where I can modify lighting of areas of the club to be synchronized with music.

Royale High Stage [Project Page]
What is interesting on RHS project is that the simulation of movement of the visualization is
driven by human hand. There is a cam watching my hand, because my mind is the most strong
computer ever :) . There is a photo at my blog:
Royale High Stage [Blog Entry]

EDSVJ [Project Page]
The EDSVJ project is driven by human heart. :) This is just an experiment.

Picnic
The most interesting project in that area I ever did is the Picnic. Picnic is a genetic algorithm trying to find a pattern between human movement, audio and “random” generated vizuals. I’m so sorry, there is no documentation yet, but you can see few stills from Zoom festival opening performance at Flickr.

An abstracted image from EDSVJ, VJing with the human heart. (Biofeedback and VJing at the same time?)

Sharing; New Processing Release

Thanks, Jan! Anyone with interesting Processing projects to share, please do.

And be sure to join up the fantastic Processing Photo Pool. There are some absolutely gorgeous images there, which I suppose could be either inspiring and motivating or … erm … demotivating. (Hey, I always say, all of us are learning this medium, and we’re in different places. I certainly like that people are going in different directions. So take it as encouragement!)

In other Processing news, 0121 was just released with more bug fixes. By the time you read this, something else has probably been released. (0115 is the latest stable; 0118 or thereabouts introduces significant changes we’ve been tracking below.)

What’s New in Processing 0116/0117/0118/?

[tags]Processing.org, images, flickr, installations, VJ, visualization, artists[/tags]