My latest venture into interactive/new media and something I’ve been wanting to do since I left London many moons ago. Max/MSP/Jitter uses patches to construct audio/visual interfaces which respond to live and recorded data. I have been working with some of the tutorials and the ones I have found the most useful so far are the two shown above.

The first behaves very much like the old iTunes visualiser, drawing shapes in response to audio amplitude. The second behaves like theremin, changing pitch according to the RGB values captured through the laptop’s camera.

It’s a start, I’m looking forward to seeing what else Max can do, will also hope to share some video examples too.