marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu May 26 13:59:35 CEST 2005
The VisitorsStudio is a live multi-user online arena for production,
display and discussion of audiovisual, screen based work. Visitors
experiment and respond to each others' dancing-cursors and chat, while
uploading, mixing and exhibiting their own compositions - still images,
mp3 audio and flash animations.
The audio visual mix is always live, all visitors see the mix change and
develop in real-time as they and others interact - a unique way of
communicating across perceptual, social, geographical and linguistic
divides on their own terms.
The studio has also been used as an interview and performance space with
Furtherfield's sister site furthernoise.org for sonic artists and
musicians including Jodi Rose [Australia], MikroKnytes [USA] and Scott
Taylor, Mr Mutton_deluxe [UK]. Furtherfield's recent retrospective of
net.artist Andy Deck [USA] also culminated with a live interview and
performance using VisitorsStudio.
Already, many artists and media-labs in the UK, USA, Australia, Balkans
and Brazil have worked with VisitorsStudio as a global platform for live
audio-visual jamming events including Autolabs Tactical Week:end
(Brazil) and furtherfield's collaborative response to the Republican
National Congress, 'Dissension Convention' featuring over 20
internationally located artists and broadcast live at Postmasters
Collaboratively developed by artists, programmers, critics and curators,
with significant contributions by audiences new to net art, and members
of online art and technology forums, this platform has grown organically
in response to their participation. Additions and enhancements to its
functionality, usability and communication are made to accommodate and
extend the artistic aspirations of its users.
And yes, it is open for anyone to experiment with - if there is a group
who wish to meet online let us know...
VisitorsStudio is a Furtherfield project:
concept, programming and design - Neil Jenkins
concept, and project organisation, co-ordination - Marc Garret & Ruth Catlow
design and user manual - Chris Webb
Requires live internet connection and web browser with Flash Plugin [v6+].
The studio is also available as a Mac/PC standalone application.
DSL or faster connection preferred, although the studio is accessible
over 56k modem connection.
VisitorsStudio is a networked application comprising of two main parts.
The User interface was designed and programmed as a series of modules,
using Flash MX. The backend is written in Perl, using a socket server
for live interaction and MySQL.
Other links of interest that have used the Studio:
Link to the Empyre list with Marc Garrett discussing the dynamics of
A live, multimedia, online interview between Andy Deck and Furtherfield
took place in the VisitorsStudio on 11.08.04.
MULTI-av - 10/9/04 - Cross Continental Audio Video Jam with Mikroknytes
(USA), Sawtooth (UK) and Darren Zeising aka Stalker (Australia).
Using the Internet and a special web based computer application called
Visitors Studio, live digital video and audio was mixed from all three
continents and projected on the wall.
DissentionConvention - Coincided with the Republican Convention in New
York, over 20 international net artists and digital artists broadcasted
a new collaborative art-polemic with a focus on how Bush and the US
Republicans negatively influence every locality around the world. An
edited archive of the 30 hours performance created during this unique event.
The Visitors Studio, also linked from www.Soy.de with various projects
VSBlog - Screen moments from the VisitorsStudio by Chris Webb
Scarcelight / Mikroknytes Visitors Studio Interview
This session was played out in real-time from Alabama in the US as label
manager / musician Chris Jeely discusses Scarcelight philosophy whilst
Mikroknytes Derek Morton and John Coursey serve up an audio visual
collage of new material.
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