Tuesday, November 24, 2009

bugfixing time!

remember that I wrote about the bug in deStatik? Fortunally I could fix it a while ago. I guess I have the line from the examples of OpenCV where the mainloop is stopped when no frame can captured from the camera. In deStatik the image processing is done in a separate thread and that break statement lead to a simple stop of that routine while the rest of the program continue to run but didn't get any motiondata. It makes sense in examples and debugging sessions but its not good to have break statements in application which have to run 24/7!

But I wonder why it didn't happend in the first place in Graz. It had a month time to show up on two computers.

Anyway, tonight I fixed a small but annyoing bug in Minicomputer, not showing the patch and multinames correctly. So far its in the svn repository only.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

at last: realtime shadows on Intel chipset under Linux

With new Xorg Intel drivers and new Mesa I got finally realtime shadows running in OpenSceneGraph on my laptop with GMA965 chip. That makes the difference and change my plans for my upcomming live visualisation for Notstandskomitee performances. Finally my switch to Archlinux has a significant benefit.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The night of the Berlin Wall

I remember when the wall in Berlin came down, for a short while it was not clear whether Germany will be reunited or a new country was born. In the east they created an interims government and it could have been sort of best of both worlds, I watched it carefully and even considered moving there.

But soon it became clear that Kohl wanted to write history as the man who caused the reunited Germany so they pushed it without really thinking about the consequences.

The celebration night in Berlin I perceived with some horror, it was odd with the reoccuring patriotism. I think it was videoartist Björn Melhus who did once a videowork with these pictures, mirroring my feelings of it. With the samples from that broadcast I did at least 2 songs as Notstandskomitee.

Monday, November 9, 2009

deStatic installation acting up

Damn, deStatic installation is acting up. It currently runs allnight at Einstellungsraum Hamburg in the shopwindow but it seems to freeze sometimes. Actually the software is still running but the interaction is gone, i guess it loses contact to the USB cam. Perhaps the electricity is a bit shaky there, causing the USB ports to be underpowerd? Tomorrow I insert an active USB hub, maybe that will do the trick. In Graz it runs on two computers in two different locations, one which is used here in Hamburg too, for weeks without problems.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ikea and Hamburg

Ikea gets not much love by the local Hamburg art scene because a new big store by them means the loss of several ateliers and artspaces in Altona.

http://www.kein-ikea-in-altona.de

Meanwhile the city of Hamburg celebrates Ikea in a museum, what a coincidence, not.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

exhibition 5.-27.november 2009 Hamburg

next exhibition with interactive electronic art by Malte Steiner is in Einstellungsraum Hamburg from 5.-27. November 2009, read on for the german invitation:

Vernissage: 05. November 2009 19h

Dauer der Ausstellung:

05. bis 27. November 2009

Geöffnet donnerstags und freitags jeweils 17 - 20h

und nach Vereinbarung

Sie und Ihre FreundInnen sind herzlich eingeladen

Diese Ausstellung ist die neunte im Jahresprojekt shared space 2009 des EINSTELLUNGSRAUM e.V.

Mit der Ausstellung Verkehrsfluss präsentiert Malte Steiner seine neuste elektronische Installation. Zum ersten mal wird im EINSTELLUNGSRAUM mit 'Augmented Reality' gearbeitet, der reale Raum wird um digitale Informationen erweitert. Mit optischen Markern, die vom Computer erfasst werden, können die Austellungsbesucher mit einem simulierten Verkehrsgeschehen interagieren, welches projiziert ein animiertes Kunstwerk ergibt. Das Jahresthema ist share spaces und hier können im Virtuellen die Konsequenzen stadtplanerischen Handelns erprobt werden.

Malte Steiner arbeitet als Medienkünstler ausschließlich mit Open Source Software. Zur Realisation musste er eine komplett eigene Computerapplikation entwickeln, welche nur durch die Verwendung von quelloffener Programmierbibliotheken möglich wurde.

Malte Steiner, 2009

EINSTELLUNGSRAUM e.V.

FÜR KUNST IM STRASSENVERKEHR

Wandsbeker Chaussee 11

22089 Hamburg

www.einstellungsraum.de

Tel./Fax: 040 - 251 41 68

U1 Wartenau

Bus 25, 35, 36

Gefördert vom Kulturausschuss des Bezirksamtes Hamburg-Wandsbek und der Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Sunday, November 1, 2009

tracks released on online compilation

Elektronengehirn and Akustikkoppler just released new tracks on the free online compilation placas on amencoma

http://amencoma.wordpress.com/2009/10/29/amn010-placas

Its under creative commons.