Acting Stranger @ Conflux

Acting Stranger will hopefully screen in some form tomorrow at the Conflux Festival Headquarters in the Village.  I’ll plan on being there around 1:00PM and staying until around 3:00PM.  I’ll bring a couple pairs of headphones and some speakers, and most likely a slew of DVDs to hand out.

I’ve been able to shoot eleven new scenes this week, five of them just today.  I’m becoming more at ease the more I have these stranger experiences with the participants.  I have been too often worrying about lines, and making the other person comfortable, and hoping that they are in the frame of the shot.  It can be hard to let yourself go and just be present in the moment which is ideally what the project is all about.  Being there.  Letting yourself invest totally in someone who you have never seen nor spoken a word to.  I’m realizing a lot about the project as I go forward.  Conflux has turned out to be a good play ground for Acting Stranger.

All the recently uploaded scenes can be found on the new video page of acting stranger here.

Who owns you?

This is fantastic.  Heather made this public art installation in Utica, NY.

click on the picture for documentation.

THESIS

I gave my final Thesis presentation on Tuesday at noon at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. The whole thing came very much down to the wire. I ended up builing the whole presentation in Max/MSP and Isadora. The idea was to have it look exactly like a Keynote or a power point, but with the ability to build interaction and live video processing into the mix. Overall, I think it went well. The archive is here, but I’ve edited off the first few minutes of the screensaver here as a standalone:

More ITP thesis info here. More ITP Spring Show ’07 info here.