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In 1997, in the iEAR program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, multimedia artist Johnny DeKam and I investigated the possibilities of creating an improvisational environment using sound, movement, and motion-tracking technology.The software we used, called BigEye© (created by STEIM) is a Macintosh program designed to take video information and translate it into Midi messages.

According to the STEIM Web site: "Based on color information or a 'reference image' the software allows tracking of objects through space and converts their parameters into midi in real time. Using a powerful scripting language BigEye lets one build a 'hands free' digital control system for live performance and electronic installations."
Source: http://www.steim.org/steim/products.html

The resulting environment allowed Johnny and me to create improvised dance and sound, while triggering "invisible" instruments in space. Live camera mixing produced by John J.A. Jannone.