Registration Open for the First Toasterlab Mixed Reality Performance Atelier Symposium
Toasterlab is delighted to announce our first Mixed Reality Performance Symposium, hosted by the Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology at York University. The event is free and open to the public! Date & Time Tue, November 5, 20199:00 AM – 5:30 PM EST Location: Sandra Faire And Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade East Building York…
Nikon KeyMission 360 Tests – A Day in the Park
Our Nikon KeyMission 360 arrived recently. It has had some mixed reviews which I believe stem from the nearly useless mobile app which you could use as a remote. The app is infuriating and doesn’t work on many mobile devices (such as an iPhone 7). I was able to get it to work on an…
Edinburgh Spherical Location Scouting
To get a sense of the locations with which we hope to work, we ventured around town with a Ricoh Theta S to get some test footage and still. The footage is a little low resolution for our needs, but was good to capture. Unfortunately it was a bit overcast and the videos are darker…
Edinburgh Cafe Field Recordings
As part of a scouting day, we took the field recorder into a few preferred coffee shops in Edinburgh to judge the acoustic possibilities of using that space. This is both to investigate what the recording would sound like and what the ambient noise level would be.
The Fossil Cliffs of Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia
I was invited to share the developing work on immersive site-specific recording as part of the Performance Studies International Performance + Design Working Group symposium in Tasmania this year. Here are some samples of the work. Samples This is a combined spherical and binaural recording of the Fossil Cliffs on Maria Island. The end project,…
Spherical Video Workshop at Indy Convergence
Though the convergence was a much more simple and short convening this year, we did get in a lot of playing with spherical video. A playlist is below. There are some videos which are the same, but the audio has been replaced with a separate binaural recording.
Rallentando Spherical Video Overlays
Gwenyth Dobie and William Mackwood of Out of the Box Productions allowed me to borrow their performance installation Rallentando to do some initial immersive recordings and overlays. It was an interesting experiment, since their project is about immersion accomplished through video mapping into a space to create a technological approach to the idea of Forest Bathing.…
Transmission Footage from 2015 Indy Convergence
Thanks to Charles Borowicz who followed the progress of Transmission during the 2015 Indy Convergence. This video was compiled for writer Maggie Sulc in associated with the Volcano Emerging Artists Program. Our work opened the door to the story we re telling now.