A new year is as good a time as any to kick off a newsletter, so here it goes… As I write this, Omicron continues to create problems for us in the Philly area. There’s been a steady rise in cases over the past few weeks. So we haven’t gone ...

I’m offering two virtual Touchdesigner workshops for The Fuse Factory – an art and technology initiative focused on cultivating artistic production, research, and experimentation with digital media and electronic tools. The first workshop is for students who are completely new to Touchdesigner or are curious about what it does. The ...

I’ve decided to make Instagram the home for my visual experiments. Over the past two weeks I’ve posted a group of samples from the last year of intense Touchdesigner study. ...

Wealpe GoPro Harness

The folks at Wealpe sent me a complementary GoPro harness, so I made this short video to test it out. ...

This is an extended example of a single channel of BCI data sent to Touchdesigner via OSC. The main difference here is that I am breaking out each of the five band power values and mapping them each to something different. After I made this video, I confirmed that the ...

Summary of the YouTube scraper approach, and sources I used.

Over the course of 2020 and 2021, I was not very consistent with posting new content to my Word Press site (the site you are reading now). I was very active on YouTube, with a number of live streams, web tutorials and audio-visual experiments, but a large number of them ...

Read Cyton Data into Touchdesigner From Static File

These videos recap some of my earlier proof of concept attempts for getting data into Touchdesigner using file output capability of the OpenBCI GUI. In the first case, I first generated a file using the OpenBCI GUI, then later pulled the data into Touchdesigner (non-real time). In the second attempt, ...

Learning new things with Python

I don’t really call myself a programmer… but I always seem to come back to programming as a skill that is good to have. In February of 2021 I was studying a variety of things related to graphics generation and came across Pygame. This was my first real exploration of ...

Continuation of previous experiments with getting BCI data into Touchdesigner. ...

This is a rudimentary demo of an OpenBCI signal (in this case, FFT of channel 5) mapped to an audio generator (Sine wave generator). As I move my arm the frequency tends to go up, though there is not any fine control at this point. But there is a clear ...