Eva Schindling: Wild Future Scenarios

Circuit Explorations – Tube Visualization from evsc on Vimeo.

Far out eh?  Here’s another one…

Circuit Explorations – Pixel Visualization from evsc on Vimeo.

It’s like a little orchestra or ensemble.  Each piece adds something.  The mouse cursor is the conductor, but these musicians never make a mistake.  I like this kind of hard-core techno-art.

These three Vimeo videos were created by Eva Schindling.  Originally from Austria, Eva just recently joined The Advanced Research Technology Collaboration and Visualization Lab (ART Lab), at the Banff New Media Institute in Banff Alberta Canada (out west in the mountains).

From the About page on Eva’s website she says this about herself:

Way back when Lingo was the word, i discovered a world beyond static graphic design and since then i have been on a spin – trying to land somewhere in the gray zone between art and design. With an growing appetite for science and wild future scenarios i aim at artistic research and try to employ computational design techniques and complex system theory.

“Wild future scenarios”   “Somewhere in the gray zone between art and design”  I think she’s done that quite well.  The two videos above, and particularly the first one have that exceptional wild and futuristic quality to them.  When the colored tube starts to rotate and we look inside it, it’s as if it’s no longer a mere visualization of the sound input but actually something with a life of it’s own.  Fractal art has always been about picking up the data and admiring it for it’s own sake.  That’s why we call it art.

In the next one you’ll see an even higher level of creativity as the song Eva has chosen to visualize becomes the actual waves we see and starts to splash against itself adding a new, alien, element to the mix.  The sound now formed becomes transformed and sloshes about the way waves ought to behave.  This thing is alive and talking.  See and listen for yourself.

Rainbow Sound Collision from evsc on Vimeo.

I finally found some time to screen capture a liquid sound collision. The application is fed with the song “Singing under the Rainbow” by World’s End Girlfriend. The two stereo channels are positioned on opposite sites of the tube and cause their waves to collide. The color changes are caused manually during the process of recording.

[from the Progress page on evsc.net]

I get the feeling there’s more to these visualizations and I’ve merely scratched the surface here.  Eva works at a very technical level both with actual programming as well as with electronic components (hardware) and just as it is with fractals and fractal art, the underlying mechanisms that create the cool graphics are not so easily grasped as the imagery itself is.

Anyhow, I look forward to seeing more of Eva’s Wild Future Scenarios.  I’m sure her talent and technical skills provide a rich contribution to the other team members at ART Collaboration and Visualization Lab.