2004.03: Interactive Art: G-Man
|Download:||G-MAN.zip 6.3 MB|
Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick:
|Audio Samples:||gman-loops.zip 1.6 MB|
Sync is the new name for the famous digital media art show at the University of Michigan. It was previously called Immedia, and features many multimedia art installations. I worked on this piece, called "The Adventures of G-Man" with Jeff Pursell, and to some extent, Jim McCann. Our basic idea was to use videogame joysticks to control a graphics and sound display. We did this in a system called PD (puredata.info).
Jim gave us the SDLjoystick plugin, and then began work on his project, Nostraga. With this plugin, Jeff did the PD systems graphical programming / wire connections, and some prototype graphics and audio. From this base I produced the music loops, and then the graphics and animations. After that, Jeff and I worked together on OpenGL syntax and logic to finish the project.