MIMA Workshop in New York

10 11 2008


I spent a week in New York (26-31 October) with New York/Berlin-based Dance tech. company Troika Ranch http://www.troikaranch.org/.  I was participating in the MIMA: Moving Image Media Artists workshop, along with ten other international artists/academics.  The workshop was funded by the New York State Council for the Arts and provided an intensive engagement with the Isadora software developed by Company co-Director Mark Coniglio.  The workshop was held at the New York City arts and technology space 3LD Art & Technology Center http://3leggeddog.org/mt/


It was a really interesting venue, not least because of the sci-fi 2001/Star Wars interior! The workshop was excellent and pretty intensive in terms of the breadth of material covered.  The whole week was essentially spent getting to grips with the software. 


It was led by Mark Coniglio and Dawn Stopiello the co-Directors of the Company.  It was great to have direct access to the developer of the software in order to understand something of the design imperatives that drove the development.  I think that Isadora will offer huge amounts to our development in terms of how we manage and manipulate live and recorded streamed video.  The issue seems to be around the number of cameras that can be utilised at any given time (although Mark is apparently working on this for the next piece they are currently working on) and networking capacity. I think that probably the best way to negotiate this would be to invite Mark to one of our intensives and focus on the possibilities for integrating the software.




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