this visual set was based on live-coding experiments with non-periodic tiling patterns. I'm still fascinated with the forms. Towards the end of the night I started using color.
visual software created with: audio-shadertoy
for this setup, the live audio was analyzed by ChucK through the built-in mic on my macbook air. the ChucK script routes osc to Node, and the client receives via web sockets.
because osx-style full-screen multi-monitor support is completely broken in OSX Lion, we couldn't use chrome. so we stripped out all the chrome-only webaudioapi stuff, and replaced it with an osc receiver. This allowed us to analyze the audio with an external interface and use any browser that supports webgl canvas, and does multi-monitory fullscreen correctly on osx. we ended up using firefox.
live-audio branch with float-sliders ui [warning:totally hacky] : http://github.com/quilime/audio-shadertoy/tree/live-audio-ff-datgui
Imagine that every man's mind is an island, surrounded by ocean. Each seems isolated, yet in reality all are linked by the bedrock from which they spring. If the ocean were to vanish, that would be the end of the islands. They would all be part of one continent, but their individuality would be gone.
—"The Inspector" Overlord. Childhoods End, Arthur C. Clark. p.176
The case of India is particularly instructive. The main difference between us and the British in India was that they had no real motives for going there—no conscious objectives, that is, except such trivial and temporary ones as trade or hostility to other European powers. They found themselves possessors of an empire before they knew what to do with it, and were never really happy until they had got rid of it again.
—"The Inspector" Overlord. Childhoods End, Arthur C. Clark. p.161
My dreams have been incredibly vivid. probably due to the heat. sleeping at odd hours. been working in the studio most of the day at Vishal's house, so I haven't been going out as much as I would like. Very hot outside.
Kali → goddess of eternal energy. The goddess of time and change. The ultimate reality.
The Sri Chakra or Shri Yantra of Tripura Sundari is a yantra or mandala formed by nine interlocking triangles surrounding the bindu. Four of these triangles are orientated upright representing Shiva or the Masculine. Five of these triangles are inverted triangles represent Shakti or the Feminine. Because it is composed of nine triangles, it is also known as the Navayoni Chakra.
sri yantra guides
Together the nine triangles are interlaced in such a way as to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of creation. Together they express Advaita or non-duality. This is surrounded by a lotus of eight petals, a lotus of sixteen petals, and an earth square resembling a temple with four doors.
The Shri Chakra is also known as the nava chakra because it can also be seen as having nine levels. Each level corresponds to a mudra, a yogini, and a specific form of the deity Tripura Sundari along with her mantra. These levels starting from the outside or bottom layer are:
- Trailokya Mohana or Bhupara, a square of three lines with four portals
- Sarvasa Paripuraka, a sixteen-petal lotus
- Sarva Sankshobahana, an eight-petal lotus
- Sarva Saubhagyadayaka, composed of fourteen small triangles
- Sarvarthasadhaka, composed of ten small triangles
- Sarva Rakshakara, composed of ten small triangles
- Sarva Rohahara, composed of eight small triangles
- Sarva siddhi prada, composed of 1 small triangle
- Sarvanandamaya, composed of a point or bindu
The Sri Chakra (called the Shri Yantra) is the symbol of Hindu tantra, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism.
Vijnanamaya — spiritual body composed of prayer and fortified by meditation
Anandamaya — body of the joy of union with god
—he who realizes the truth of the body can then come to tknow the truth of the universe
Payodhi-jala — primordial waters, force of the manifested universe
A fourth dimension of aesthetic sense, where all is in ourselves, ourselves in all —Aurobindo
Tantra: analogies between the individual and the cosmos, and the life forces which govern them
reflections of what is taking place in real life and reminding thought visions of our true nature
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Sepalcure, Shigeto, Simple & Santa, GAFFTA, San Francisco
April 29 2011
live visual software performed w/Santa