Gidday Scott! I've been a big fan of Bomb for several years, and your software was one of the first VJ apps I used when I started doing parties. One of the things I love about Bomb is that it is simple enough for anyone to use, and to that end I've built an interface out of arcade machine buttons hardwired into an old keyboard. I'll often put this in the chill space and encourge the punters to have a play.Thanks Hamish!
I also mixed a set using Electric Sheep movies, converted to play in Resolume. Again, quite a perfect match for the music.
Keep up the fantastic work Scott!
Then on Monday at 5:15pm-6:15 in room 1001 of the FSC (Forest Sciences Centre), right next to the CICSR computer science building of UBC I will lecture on Electric Sheep. The local chapter of siggraph is sponsoring this as well and they made a nice web page.
Thanks to my hosts Steve Calvert and Tamara Munzner.
It's an "oncomouse". This is a breed of mouse that has been genetically engineered to get cancer very often. Naturally, they are used for cancer research. The genetic code is patented by DuPont and is the source of much controversy. I use the image on my home page not because I object to genetic engineering or to experiments with animals but because I object to the notion of owning a genetic sequence or lineage of creatures.
The mouse looks curious to me, like it is exploring. The mouse represents me (or all of us) of course and so it is both subject and object of life, the grand experiment.
I may have told you about a project I'm working on to help fund slam poetry contests in battleground states. The goal of this project is to help mobilize the hip-hop generation to swing this election. Each slam is registering hundreds of first-time voters, many of whom are competing in a competition that has them "debate" George Bush. We're mobilizing people who normally don't vote in states that matter. We're having a fundraiser party on Tuesday night, and it should be amazing. If you care about the upcoming election, I hope you can make it -- and if you can't, please consider supporting the cause by donating online. And please pass this along to as many people as possible! (If you're interested in volunteering for the event, let me know.) - Christine "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" - Benjamin Franklin ==================================== LOVE HIP HOP? HATE GEORGE BUSH? Next Tuesday, come kick it in solidarity with Hip Hop headz across the country at an amazing night of HIP HOP v. BUSH to benefit The Slam Bush National Rhyme Contest. Tuesday, September 21, 2004 111 Minna Street Gallery 8PM - midnight $20 suggested donation Bay Area turntable legends DJ NAMANE(Local 1200) and DJ FUNKLOR(Spearhead) will be pumping the dopest jams on earth, while spoken word legends MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH (Def Poetry Jam), DREW DELLINGER (Poets for Global Justice), LEX LUTHER and some other special guests will be dropping their politically-charged rhymes. On the big screen will be the famed Wordsworth v. Bush Presidential Debate video and highlights from Slam Bush events across the country. Frustrated that your vote in Cali "doesn't count" in the 2004 election? Your donation supports SLAM POETRY CONTESTS IN SWING STATES -- a fresh way to reach people who don't normally vote in battleground states that matter. This is a national movement, y'all!!!! Slam Bush is not just going to swing the 2004 election; it's also MOBILIZING HIP HOP AS A PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL FORCE to be reckoned with, now and in years to come. Read more about this groundbreaking campaign at http://slambush.net/index.html There has never been a more critical time to get involved. If you can't make it on Tuesday, help Slam Bush bring regime change to the U.S. by making a donation online at http://slambush.net/fundraising.cfm Peace, The Slam Bush Team