Live python? Media arts & APIs            Michela Ledwidge                @michela         michela@modprods.com           ...
Let’s talk about live coding in python                 • The idea                      –Live coding - on-the-fly coding as...
Aims                 • “Live coding” – “on-the-fly coding as AV performance                 • The community               ...
Q) Could Python be THE live coding platform?                 • Python APIs                      –Blender                  ...
ACO Virtual Orchestra (2010 - present)                                   • “World-class ensemble ACO is                   ...
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Tag Town (2012)                                           • “Stop the virus. Save the city.                               ...
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Headbin (2004-present)                                               • “If I could be anyone else… I                      ...
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Michela Ledwidge                                   @michela                                   michela@modprods.com        ...
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My PyConAU 2012 lightning talk exploring avenues for python becoming more of a live coding performance platform.

Video of the talk on YoutTube at 26m29s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpW7l3ng6T4

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    1. 1. Live python? Media arts & APIs Michela Ledwidge @michela michela@modprods.com © Copyright Mod Productions 2012
    2. 2. Let’s talk about live coding in python • The idea –Live coding - on-the-fly coding as AV performance • The community • The software • The question…© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
    3. 3. Aims • “Live coding” – “on-the-fly coding as AV performance • The community – TOPLAP Temporary Organisation for the Parsimony of Live AudioVisual Programming http://toplap.org – dorkbot http://dorkbot.org “People doing strange things with electricity • The software (no python?) – Fluxus (Scheme) – Impromptu (Scheme) – Touch Designer (Touchscript)© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
    4. 4. Q) Could Python be THE live coding platform? • Python APIs –Blender –Maya –Houdini –Touch Designer (TBC) • Python tools –IPython?© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
    5. 5. ACO Virtual Orchestra (2010 - present) • “World-class ensemble ACO is innovative and inspiring” • Python web apps • Installation (R&D / commission) • 40+ people • 6 months • Lessons: – Web apps on-set are a life-saver© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
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    11. 11. Tag Town (2012) • “Stop the virus. Save the city. Get the girl” • Python web apps & API • Multiplayer multiplatform social game • Comic reader / Camera app • Lessons: – More pythonistas needed for play – Playtesters (Sydney CBD atm) – Developers (next phase)© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
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    14. 14. Headbin (2004-present) • “If I could be anyone else… I would be” • Multiplatform participatory cinema – Cinematic storytelling with Mod API – Creatives Commons productions • 200+ team members • Lesson: – Python powerful for prototyping© Copyright Mod Productions 2012
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