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A visual instrument for creating and controlling organically moving particles with a swarm behaviour.
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A visual instrument for creating and controlling organically moving particles with a swarm behaviour. 

During the 'Visual Synthesisers' Workshop by Ludwig Zeller in February 2014, Lazar and I (Cyrill) took Daniel Shiffman's 'Flocking' Sketch as basis for creating a visual instrument. The swarm behaviour was changed, the visual style and shape were matched to the music, a trail effect was added and mostly the code was adapted to be controllable with rotary knobs and push buttons - based on the Arduino platform with Firmata applied. The resulting live perfomance was captured on the video above.

Music: Amon Tobin - Lost & Found

Academy of Art and Design Basel
Visual Communication Institute / The Basel School of Design
The complete setup to perform
The 'controller' - 4 push buttons and 6 potentiometers