Martino Cerati | Milano

The Enlightenment (L’illuminazione) – Quietensemble – EN / IT

FONTE: Quietensemble.com / Fabio di Salvo

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” Un concerto in cui l’orchestra classica e gli strumenti vengono sostituiti da un set up elettrico. Al posto dei violini suonano i neon, a sostituire i tamburi sono le lampade stroboscopiche e al posto dell’arpa vediamo un faro teatrale che illumina il pubblico. Saranno quindi luci di ogni genere a sostituire gli strumenti musicali.
Ogni tipo di lampada ha un suono proprio, costituito dall’amplificazione della propria “ronza”, quel rumorìo di disturbo che solitamente viene eliminato durante concerti e spettacoli, generato dall’energia elettrica che alimenta ogni singolo faro.

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Le frequenze che emettono le luci si sentono sotto pelle e variano in base alla dimensione ed al tipo d’illuminazione della lampada.
Per estrapolare il suono nascosto delle luci viene utilizzata una bobina di rame.
Ogni lampada ha un proprio sensore che ne percepisce il suono; quando la lampada irradia la luce, il sensore ne cattura il campo elettromagnetico presente intorno al flusso energetico e il rumore viene trasportato attraverso dei cavi microfonici al computer per poi uscire direttamente dall’impianto audio rivelando il “concerto invisibile”.

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A concert where the classical orchestra and instruments are replaced by an electric set up. Instead of violins are neon lights, to replace drums are strobe lights and instead of clarinets we will see theatrical headlights illuminating the audience.
Through copper coils and a particular process it will be possible to extrapolate the sound of electric current going from the circuits to the lamps so giving “voice” to the electric musical instruments.
The sound of every single light will be modified in real time and summed up with all the other instruments (lighting systems) making audible the “hidden concert” of pure light. ”

 

‘Shadow’, A Solo Dance Performance – MIKIKO & Daito Manabe – EN

‘Shadow’, A Solo Dance Performance That Is Illuminated by Three Synchronized Spotlight Drones

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Shadow is a dance piece in which three aerial drones armed with spotlights illuminate a lone dancer. The drones’ ability to hover and make closely choreographed movements allows them to light the dancer from novel angles. The performance gets really interesting about a minute in, when a three-way strobe effect begins. Shadow is a collaborative project by choreographer MIKIKO of elevenplay and programmer/designer Daito Manabe of Rhizomatiks.

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photos via Creative Applications, GIF via The Creators Project

Sharpy, trigger e motori per la pubblicità Castrol – IT

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Matt Button, multimedia designer della Button Light, ha usato centinaia di Sharpy di Clay Paky nel design che ha concepito per la pubblicità virale dell’olio Castrol EDGE. Lo spot, diffuso sia online che al cinema, vede quattro vetture sfrecciare in mezzo ai fasci di luce dei proiettori. Il video ha superato gli otto milioni di visualizzazioni su YouTube.

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Una volta partorito il concept dalla mente fertile di Barney Steel, direttore di Marshmallow Laser Feast, Button è stato coinvolto per dar vita all’idea.

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‘Inizialmente sono stato contattato dal produttore di eventi Mark Logue, che mi ha poi affiancato a Barney,” afferma Button. “Ci abbiamo pensato e alla fine siamo giunti alla conclusione che il modo migliore per realizzare quello che avevamo in mente era di impiegare delle luci invece di centinaia di laser. È stato allora che ho capito che, data la sua fantastica emissione luminosa e il suo fascio senza aloni, lo Sharpy di Clay Paky era esattamente ciò che faceva al caso nostro.” Il progetto ha richiesto due giorni di preparazione e allestimento e un weekend per le riprese, compreso lo smontaggio all’alba e il rimontaggio al crepuscolo.

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La location è un vecchio campo d’aviazione ad est di Berlino, in mezzo a una foresta buia. “Ho sviluppato un sistema di trigger che mi forniva il feedback sulla velocità di ogni auto e la distanza tra una determinata auto e il trigger successivo. Non appena ricevevo le informazioni, le reimmettevo nel lighting desk, che innescava i segnali d’azione,” continua Button. “Gli Sharpy li ho usati così com’erano, adottando solo un minimo di impermeabilizzazione.”

Sharpy è un prodotto ClayPaky.

di Lorenzo Ortolani.

Microsoft Hololens – EN

Transform your world with Hololens

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With the ability to interact with three-dimensional holograms in your real world, you’ll have a new medium to express your creativity, a more efficient way to teach and learn, and a more effective way to visualize your work and share your ideas with others. There isn’t a screen to touch or a mouse to click. Microsoft HoloLens understands your movements, vision, and voice, enabling you to interact with content and information in the most natural way possible. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, brings forth a powerful new holographic platform.

Holographic computing is here.

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When you change the way you see the world, you can change the world you see.

Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer. It enables high-definition holograms to come to life in your world, seamlessly integrating with your physical places, spaces, and things. We call this experience mixed reality. Holograms mixed with your real world will unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work, and play.

For the first time, holograms will become practical tools of daily life. Interact with them to learn, or create something new. When you share your ideas, show and tell from multiple perspectives. Your digital content and creations will be more relevant when they come to life in the world around you.

Will take productivity and collaboration in commercial applications to a new dimension.

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What’s a HoloLens, and how does it work?

” Microsoft’s HoloLens is not actually producing 3D images that everyone can see; this isn’t “Star Trek.”

Instead of everyone walking into a room made to reproduce 3D images, Microsoft’s goggles show images only the wearer can see. Everyone else will just think you’re wearing goofy-looking glasses.

Another key thing about HoloLens is what Microsoft is trying to accomplish.

The company is not trying to transport you to a different world, but rather bring the wonders of a computer directly to the one you’re living in. Microsoft is overlaying images and objects onto our living rooms.

As a HoloLens wearer, you’ll still see the real world in front of you. You can walk around and talk to others without worrying about bumping into walls.

The goggles will track your movements, watch your gaze and transform what you see by blasting light at your eyes (it doesn’t hurt). Because the device tracks where you are, you can use hand gestures — right now it’s only a midair click by raising and lowering your finger — to interact with the 3D images.

There’s a whole bunch of other hardware that’s designed to help the HoloLens’ effects feel believable. The device has a plethora of sensors to sense your movements in a room and it uses this information along with layers of colored glass to create images you can interact with or investigate from different angles. Want to see the back of a virtual bike in the middle of your kitchen? Just walk to the other side of it.

The goggles also have a camera that looks at the room, so the HoloLens knows where tables, chairs and other objects are. It then uses that information to project 3D images on top of and even inside them — place virtual dynamite on your desk and you might blow a hole to see what’s inside.

With Skype video chatting, HoloLens users can let others see through their eyes to help with tasks and even doodle right on top of your line of vision. Microsoft

While playing a demonstration based on the popular game Minecraft, I tapped my finger on a coffee table in the real world. But what I saw was my finger chipping away at its surface. When I was done, I saw a lava-filled cavern inside.

That’s just a gimmick, but Microsoft said it indicates potential. HoloLens, Microsoft said, can transform businesses and open up new possibilities for how we interact.

I used the HoloLens to video chat with a Microsoft employee who was using Skype on a tablet. Her task? To help me rewire a light switch. She accessed a camera on the HoloLens to see through my eyes, then she drew diagrams and arrows where I was looking to show me what tools to pick up and how to use them.

Imagine how these tricks could be used to train pilots or guide doctors through complex operations.”

“How it works”, via cnet.com