Hearing Pictures with the Synesthesizer - FITC
FITC Amsterdam 2010
DesignDevInspire
  • 2010-02-22 00:00:00 2010-02-23 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Amsterdam 2010 Amsterdam FITC
  • Amsterdam

Presentation

Overview

The Synesthesizer — the first publicly available output from Project Ludi, a long-term skunkworks project at Almer/Blank — is a Flash 10 application that translates pictures into music in real-time.

In this talk, R describes the process he followed to get the Synesthesizer to this point.

Using the 1943 Hermann Hesse novel, The Glass Bead Game (also published under the title Magister Ludi, the protagonist of the novel, from whom Project Ludi derives its name), as a starting point, and proceeding through a discussion of synesthesia, theaural illusions of Professor Diana Deutsch, the Experiments in Musical Intelligence by Professor David Cope, the music of Tamarin Monkeys, and many other stepping points, R will walk attendees through the thought process required to assume an odd endeavor such as the cross-modal translation of pictures into music.

Who this talk is for: Stoners, acid-freaks, and shroomies. Fans of Oxycontin should stay away, as the information in this talk will likely cause long-term damage.