2009 - Forward and Back

Just as 2007 was a fun and exciting year for, 2008 also turned out to be busy and successful as well.

When we brought 2007 to a close, we had around 60 registered users. At the conclusion of 2008, we had about 10 times as many: 660. Stats-wise, we went from 1800 unique visitors per month to about 6700.

Ali Demirel uses Kineme in series of Richie Hawtin's M–NUS events

interactive cube with blue lights

This year, Richie Hawtin's label m–nus celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of interactive performance events called CONTAKT. Ali Demirel, Hawtin's visualist, uses a combination of Quartz Composer and other software to produce the show's video and also to interact with the audience. Here he talks about his use of Kineme to do this.

A little background: the most unique feature of the CONTAKT events is a lighted cube (pictured left) which contains an RFID scanner. Users who register in advance on the CONTAKT website have RFID chipcards which they can hold up to the cube's reader to interact with it in various ways.

electro-music 2008

August 14-16, 2008, we will be attending electro-music 2008 in Kingsport, Tennessee.

We will be providing visuals for Project Ruori (and maybe some other shows), and I will also be giving a presentation/demonstration of Apple's Quartz Composer.

WWDC 2008

For those of you attending WWDC 2008 in San Francisco this year, keep an eye out for @smokris or @cwright, and their cool new patches in progress.

NAB 2008

For those of you attending NAB 2008 in Las Vegas, I will be attending from April 14th-17th.