Workshop: May 5, 11:30 - 14:30
Introduction to using Isadora for Stage and Interactive Performance
Isadora’s creator and pioneering media artist Mark Coniglio will offer a three-hour introductory workshop for the Isadora “Creativity Server” – a tool offering real-time interactive presentation and manipulation of video and other media. Coniglio will cover all the basic functions of Isadora, starting with simple tasks like playing movies, compositing video, and how to take advantage of Isadora’s scene based structure, moving on to introduce the integrate projection mapping tool, and ending up with some demonstrations of real-time interactive control using the Xbox Kinect. Participants will all receive a one-month free license so that they can continue to experiment with the program after the workshop ends.
Recognized as a pioneering force in the integration of dance and media, composer/media artist Mark Coniglio creates large-scale performance works that integrate music, dance, theater and interactive media. A native of Nebraska, Mark received his degree in music composition in 1989 from California Institute of the Arts where he studied with electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. From that early time, Coniglio’s artistic practice has included the creation of custom interactive systems that allow performers to manipulate video, sound, and light in real-time. His first technological breakthrough came in 1989 when he created MidiDancer, a wireless system that allowed a performer to interactively control music. His passion for giving control to the performer led him to create the award-winning software Isadora®, a flexible graphic programming environment that provides interactive control over digital media. Mark’s writings about new media in performance have appeared in numerous books and journals, including “New Visions In Performance”, “La Scena Digitale: Nuovi Media Per La Danza” and Movement Research Journal. He relocated from New York to Berlin, Germany in 2008.