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The Music of 2011: Kid Kameleon Picks, Om Unit Mix, Techno Mix

We welcome new CDM contributor Matt Earp (Kid Kameleon) with a look back at tracks of 2011 you can queue up now, in 2012. Photo (CC-BY-SA) – and shot at – The Global Lives Project. Make a New Year’s Resolution you can keep: listen to great music every day. After all, providing creative input to yourself is a big part of your role as an artist. We’re joined by San Francisco’s Kid Kameleon, who’s both one of our favorite artists and one of our favorite music journalists, for a look back at music from 2011 with not one but two …

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Projection Mapping Comes to Mongolia

Look out, flat 4:3 and 16:9 rectangles. Projection mapping – the simple but potentially-expressive technique of using projected light on more complex three-dimensional surfaces – appears to be here to stay. And it’s even reached Mongolia. Reader Joe Catchpole writes to let us know about his project, combining Ableton Live with VJ app Modul8, Mac tool Quartz Composer, and others, plus the key ingredient — MadMapper, the 3D projection mapping software. More details:

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“Visual Attacks,” Guerrilla Projection, Safety, and the Law

GVJ08 from XPLOITEC on Vimeo. With all the coverage of guerrilla projection and projection mapping outdoors, last week I asked the CDM community what safety and legal considerations came into play with this work. It’s well worth reading through the full comment thread: Can Mobile Projection Get You in Trouble? How Do You Plan? Some of the highlights: Generally, while projection is only light, the use of the building face is considered the use of private property – this seems to be true around the world. Some countries even have specific legal restrictions on commercial use or projection in general. …

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“Visual Attacks,” Guerrilla Projection, Safety, and the Law

GVJ08 from XPLOITEC on Vimeo. With all the coverage of guerrilla projection and projection mapping outdoors, last week I asked the CDM community what safety and legal considerations came into play with this work. It’s well worth reading through the full comment thread: Can Mobile Projection Get You in Trouble? How Do You Plan? Some of the highlights: Generally, while projection is only light, the use of the building face is considered the use of private property – this seems to be true around the world. Some countries even have specific legal restrictions on commercial use or projection in general. …

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South Asian Electronica Lovers: Indian Electronic Festival Returns

Enough of all this nonsense about how the Western Empire is crumbling. In our new “world” in which Mumbai is as powerful a cultural compass as Berlin or New York, one thing is guaranteed: it’s going to be a great party. One stalwart Western-based advocate of a more pluralist electronica scene are the folks at Indian Electronica. Pumping out regular live events, podcasts, radio streams, and festivals, the crew is keeping music south Asian-flavored and eclectic. They’re truly inclusive: previous festivals spotlighted the likes of DJ Spooky, artists who are not connected to India by birth but love the music. …

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Ask the Readers: Best Visualist Cities

Tokyo, home to the audiovisual scene and birthplace of Motion Dive, must be at least one candidate. Photo: Joi Ito. It’s time for a little geographical smackdown. Opening my inbox today, I found this query from Andrew Zukoski: If you were going to travel to 3 or 4 cities outside of north america to look at visualist practice, where would you go? Good question. So, let’s hear it – enough of the “grass is greener mentality,” where are you that has a terrific scene? Now, CDMotion co-editor-at-large Jaymis Loveday and I have been all the way to Perth, Australia, supposedly …

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Saturday, June 6 Tangible Interface Hackday is Here, in NYC and Around the World

Fritzcrate Project / RGB Color Mixer from Michael Schieben on Vimeo. As you can see, people have already begun playing with ideas for tangible interfaces. Oddly enough, two German gentlemen each named Michael (not aware of one another) have gotten a headstart, including the first experiment above in progress. We’ll be experimenting with new interfaces in New York and around the globe. (If that isn’t enough experimentation with new interfaces, the NIME conference – New Interfaces in Musical Expression – is happening now in Pittsburgh, and we expect reports back from that, too!) The event has also been featured on …

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Saturday, June 6 Tangible Interface Hackday is Here, in NYC and Around the World

Fritzcrate Project / RGB Color Mixer from Michael Schieben on Vimeo. As you can see, people have already begun playing with ideas for tangible interfaces. Oddly enough, two German gentlemen each named Michael (not aware of one another) have gotten a headstart, including the first experiment above in progress. We’ll be experimenting with new interfaces in New York and around the globe. (If that isn’t enough experimentation with new interfaces, the NIME conference – New Interfaces in Musical Expression – is happening now in Pittsburgh, and we expect reports back from that, too!) The event has also been featured on …

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Global Hackdays: Experimenting with Cheap Tangible Interfaces, June 6

Trackmate :: 5 ways to get started from adam kumpf on Vimeo. Trackmate is the inspiration for this project, partly because – building on the previous success of ReacTIVision – they’ve done a good job helping make it clear how people can get started, even if they’re new to this. The mouse is not all that interesting as an invention. When people first saw mice, in fact, they typically weren’t terribly impressed, and often simply went back to their preferred non-keyboard input, the joystick. But destroy the novelty of the mouse, give it to half the population of the world …

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