Re: advice on sensors wanted

Jeff Miller (
Fri, 28 May 1999 17:16:46 -0500

Personally I'm a big fan of the BigEye, from Steim. I found that the scripting
language is flexible enough to be interesting and simple enough that my mediocre
lingo skills enabled comprehension. Drawbacks are the limited field of view of a
camera; advantages are the lack of devices the dancer has to wear.

If you do use bigeye, and you use the MIDI data in conjunction with Director,
please share--I've been working on using this kind of thing for a while, and
would like to hear more about it. I've also heard that MAX can be useful in
conjunction with both MIDI and Director, but I've had minimal experience with

Please let us all know how it goes!

Jeff Miller
(p.s. to all--I will be part of Jin-Wen Yu's entourage at the upcoming 2000 Feet
festival, if anyone else on the list will be there and would like a RL meeting).


Andy Clarke wrote:

> Some time ago, I produced a CDROM based interactive dance piece called "The
> Dance Project". This was invited to the Milia 98 as part of their New
> Talent Pavilion.
> I am now looking to work on another interactive dance piece and am writing
> to ask whether there is anyone on the list who can give me some advice on
> using sensors in a dance performance.
> I am thoroughly familiar with Macromedia Director and with programming in
> Lingo - I just need advice on the hardware issues (I would prefer to use a
> Mac for this project, though this is not essential).
> For this piece, I am would like to do something that can be performed live.
> As a result, I am looking for something that can give me the dancer (or
> dancers) position on the stage. Ideally, it would also position of limbs
> etc. (though this is not essential, if it works out too expensive).
> Any information, suggestions for people to contact, URLs would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Andy Clarke
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> Andy Clarke
> 78 West Kensington Court, Edith Villas,
> London, England W14 9AB
> 44 (0) 171 602 3382
> Freelance Lingo Programmer
> Programmer of "Soma" and "The Dance Project"
> Both at The New Talent Pavilion, Milia '98
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