junXion from STEIM



steim (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is the only independent live electronic music centre in the world that is exclusively dedicated to the performing arts.  I have recently been reading their site and looking at their products with interest.  They also run workshops and give performances using their technology.

From their site: "The foundation's artistic and technical departments supports an international community of performers and musicians, and a growing group of visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. steim invites these people for residencies and provides them with an artistic and technical environment in which concepts can be given concrete form. It catalyzes their ideas by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. These new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at steim before being groomed for a larger audience."

junXion is a software application for audio/music performers, art installation makers, theatre makers etc. 

junXion is a Mac OS X data routing application that allows the connection of any USB game controller and defines, in an easy user interface, the translation of each key or joystick action into a specific MIDI event. The resulting MIDI data is then available to any audio/music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI interfaces.

We could use steim's junXion software to output MIDI commands that allow us to manipulate video.  It may be that we use this in conjunction with Isadora.  Even if we don't use junXion this time – it is well worth taking a look at it.


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