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      Open-source, Custom Interfaces and Devices with Live Coding in Participatory Performance


      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)

      29 - 31 July 2013

      Open-source DIY, Custom interfaces and devices, Live coding, Participatory performance, Wearable electronics

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          This paper will discuss the use of open-source, custom interfaces and live coding in artworks and performance practices, using emerging devices that focus on revealing hidden, intimate and sensuous code of the body for manipulation and play. This paper review the new landscape of open-source artworks, with recent examples of such artworks, as well as one by the author, resulting in a new performance aesthetic that uses ‘hacked’ commercial, mobile and gaming devices for live coding, performance and interactive artworks. It discusses how dancers, live artists, musicians and others are participating in the DIY and ‘Maker’ movement, to create exciting wearable electronics and mobile applications for performance enhancement. The author will consider the possibilities of playful, expressive, gestural, and live coding, as well as using the DIY Maker ethos in multi-sensory particpatory performances with new devices. The author‘s own artistic research has involved re-combinatory practices and hybridisations of participatory performance, mobile media, wearable biofeedback sensors and live database interaction in a recent performance project MINDtouch. Her new collaborative work Hacking the Body, is about making participatory performances and interactive dance pieces that expose ‘code’ of the inner body.

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          July 2013
          July 2013
          : 291-296
          Digital Media, Engineering and Design

          Brunei University, Uxbridge

          United Kingdom
          © Camille Baker. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
          London, UK
          29 - 31 July 2013
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Electronic Workshops in Computing


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