vvvv Lab

Patch Slam, a live event in partnership with the Poetry Society as part of the Alpha-Ville festival, exploring and creating reactive/interactive projects using vvvv language.

V4Wednesday in association with the Young Poets Society presents its first creative programming competition, Patch Slam hosted by Alpha-ville’s live lab.

Patch Slam is an installation design competition. The aim of this competition is to create an interactive performance. It starts with a 250 word poem, which is then developed by teams of vvvv designers, and two non-patching others to create an installation based upon the interpretation of an original poem by a selection of young, contemporary poets.

On each day of the festival a team will work with their poet to install their project in the V4W Live Lab and the results will be streamed live and tweeted to document the progress throughout the competition. Each evening the finished pieces will augment a live performance by the poet. At the end of the festival the public will vote online for their favourite piece.

We are looking to recruit more developers that master vvvv and also we are looking for illustrators and musicians, so if you are interested in participating email [email protected]

More on V4Wednesday: Started in January 2011 by a small group of designers that use VVVV
software. It was setup to put people from all creative spheres (filmmakers, graphic designers,
architects, musicians, writers, dancers, etc) in touch with creative coders and programmers.

Through workshops, projects and discourse we encourage collaborations between digital
craftsmen and designers of other practices. Their aim is the creation of work that overcomes the
limits and the trends of their respective fields.

By showing people how almost anything can become a canvas for their creativity using tools like
VVVV, they aim to offer support to non-programming artists and designers interested in breathing
new life into their work through interactivity.

VVVV is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously. Responsible for its development is the vvvv group.


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