Hey folks! I want to take a moment here to introduce Synapse: an installation for Burning Man, 2011 and 2012.
Here’s how it works:
A participant (the “choreographer”) dances or moves on a stage. As they dance, Synapse interprets that movement and produces a rhythmically synesthetic audio/visual trip - intended to lull the minds of reclining observers into a trancelike euphoria. It’s a hippie-driven performance piece, where any burner can take the reigns and design-by-dance a unique synesthetic experience for her fellow burners.
It’s coming along quickly! As you’ll see above, we’ve got a working sequencer that remembers the motions of the “choreographer”. Our visualist, Elijah Parker, has also begun designing the visual system, that sometimes takes a visual feed from the performer (re-interpreted images), while producing geometry that’s directly responding to the “choreographer“‘s rhythms.
Pretty cool! Stay tuned here for more.
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