Tech Reference


Here are links to technologies I am interested in that could be useful to some artists.



Cycling74 - Max/MSP [Mac & PC] - Visual programming Language. This video shows the tip of the iceberg.

Processing 3 - [Mac & PC]

P5 (processing+javascript) -  [Mac & PC]

Processing.py -  [Mac & PC]

Cinder - [Mac & PC] Cinder is a C++ library for programming with aesthetic intent - the sort of development often called creative coding. This includes domains like graphics, audio, video, and computational geometry. Cinder is cross-platform, with official support for OS X, Windows, iOS, and WinRT

OpenFrameworks [PC] openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding.

VDMX - [Mac] VJ software that can I use for creating effects in movie editing.

Resolum  [Mac & PC] - VJ software for those on the PC side

Syphon - Intercommunication OSC - Sound intercommunication [Mac & PC] : Syphon is an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share frames - full frame rate video or stills - with one another in realtime. Now you can leverage the expressive power of a plethora of tools to mix, mash, edit, sample, texture-map, synthesize, and present your imagery using the best tool for each part of the job. I use it to send Processing graphics to Max/MSP and VDMX or viceversa. It lets you share video graphics between software.

TouchOSC - [Mac & PC] - Send and receive Open Sound Control and MIDI messages over Wi-Fi and control CoreMIDI compatible software, hardware and mobile apps

HAP [Mac] Transparency Codec- like png but for video

Unity [Mac & PC] - Gaming animation

Sketchup [Mac & PC] - Grant application design, 3DModels


Canon Camera - Dependencies

Magic Lantern - Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon

Camera Live v002 Camera Live provides a Syphon server for a connected camera, allowing it to be used as a live video feed. Currently the only supported cameras are Canon DSLRs.

CHDK Canon Hack Development Kit for dozens of canon cameras


Kinect Sensor - Dependencies

OpenNI - There are rumors of a revival.

OpenTSPS [Mac & PC] - TSPS is a cross-platform Toolkit for Sensing People in Spaces.



Kinect1 (Model 1414)

Kinect2 (PC only)

Canon Camera


MIDI Controller (Korg Nanoconrol 2) - Pick the best controller for your needs. This one is the one I use.



Arduino (Micro controller of the future -Do you need to control - LEDs, Motors, Robots, 3D printers..Most anything you can imagine. Great for prototyping products too.)

Raspberry Pi



People to Follow

Daniel Shiffman - He helped write proccessing.

Liubo - Great video instruction for integrateing software and hardware in the arts

Adafruit - Order parts and learn from their tutorials.



Nature of Code by Daniel Shiffman