dorkbot -> dorkbot-atl -> February 9, 2006

Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 7 p.m.

Georgia Tech Music Department (Couch Building)

Directions are here.

Kevin Quennesson

The reality we perceive is not a flow of flat images as a digital camera or video camera would output, but consciousness "of things." This project attempts to represent that consciousness. This is an interactive video work based on a Real-Time body tracker inspired from MIT Pfinder and uses latest GPU-based technologies.

Kevin Quennesson was trained is mathematics and physics at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. In 2004 he wrote a thesis at Stanford on moral philosophy and terrorism with J-P Dupuy and Rene Girard. He joined Georgia Tech in fall 2004 and is a student in the IDT program. He showed his first work, the conscious=camera, at Siggraph 2005 in Emerging technologies. He is currently doing research in the Borg Lab at Georgia Tech with Frank Dellaert.
Steve Everett
Ki Ageng Mangir

KAM: Ki Ageng Mangir is a Javanese shadow play for shadow puppeteer and Western and Javanese gamelan musicians with interactive video and audio projections. It is based on the play Mangir by Indonesian author and political dissident, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Shadow puppets and music are able to interact with the use of several computer-based hardware-software programs: Kyma Interactive Composition System and Isadora Video Processing System. In combining traditional Javanese and contemporary Western art forms, KAM attempts to mirror the cyclical nature of current and past sociopolitical dynamics in Indonesia. To maintain political power, Javanese rulers throughout their history have used the shadow puppet play as a symbol of royal authority. KAM provides a modern glimpse into this intriguing world of shadows and the struggle for political power.

Steve Everett teaches composition, electronic and computer music, and directs the Music/Audio Research Center at Emory and Javanese Gamelan Ensemble at Emory University. His compositions often involve interactive computer-controlled electronics with performers. These works have been performed throughout Europe and Asia. Recent performances include at the ICMC Conferences in Singapore and Sweden, Korean Computer Music Festival, and professional conferences in Bangkok, Scotland, England, and Germany. Composition awards have been received from the Rockefeller Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, Chamber Music America, American Composers Forum, International Trumpet Guild, and Bogliasco Foundation.

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