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Painterly Interfaces for Audiovisual Performance

Levin, G. "Painterly Interfaces for Audiovisual Performance". M.S. Thesis, MIT Media Laboratory, August 2000.

This thesis presents a new computer interface metaphor for the real-time and simultaneous performance of dynamic imagery and sound. This metaphor is based on the idea of an inexhaustible, infinitely variable, time-based, audiovisual “substance” which can be gesturally created, deposited, manipulated and deleted in a free-form, non-diagrammatic image space. The interface metaphor is exemplified by five interactive audiovisual synthesis systems whose visual and aural dimensions are deeply plastic, commensurately malleable, and tightly connected by perceptually-motivated mappings. The principles, patterns and challenges which structured the design of these five software systems are extracted and discussed, after which the expressive capacities of the five systems are compared and evaluated.

Levin - MS Thesis [9.1 MB pdf, 300dpi version]
Levin - MS Thesis [22.7 MB pdf, 600dpi version]

Submitted to the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Golan Levin, September 2000

Thesis Supervisor: John Maeda
Associate Professor of Design and Computation
MIT Media Arts and Sciences

Thesis Reader: Tod Machover
Professor of Music and Media
MIT Media Arts and Sciences

Thesis Reader: Marc Davis
Chairman and Chief Technology Officer

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