03 Jul '09
ACMC '09: Australasian Computer Music Conference
Here are a few photos of me from the 2009 Australasian Computer Music Conference in Queensland, Australia. Here’s me giving my research talk, entitled Distributed Performance in Livecoding (there was a paper as well swiftDistributedPerformanceLive2009).
The first photo is from my livecoding set later in the night (the main event—the research talk was just a talk about the infrastructure I was using in this set).
The cool thing about this gig was that I’d written a companion iPhone app, so that I could choose certain parameters & program structures in my code, and push them out to audience members (on the fly) so that they could take over controlling those parameters. Here’s a shot of folks hopefully enjoing the set:
Sadly, no video recordings survived from this gig. Just as well, actually, because I had a resource leak in my networking code which ended up making the whole system unresponsive after about 10mins of performing. I remember furiously trying to debug it on-the-fly (the music was still playing, but I couldn’t change anything) but I don’t think I managed to salvage it very gracefully. Ah, livecoding—a good learning experience for sure.
AB, if you’re reading this, I know that you put the photos online under an “all rights reserved” rather than CC-BY or something like that, but hopefully you don’t mind me keeping them here for posterity. ↩