So happy belated birthday to me! Couldn’t have asked for a better  birthday, it was exactly what I needed. But I’ve decided to give myself a bit of a belated birthday present: a shameless plug.

The fact of the matter is, I’m doing some pretty cool stuff. Most of it is still in the works still, but it’s some pretty exciting stuff. After all, I wouldn’t be very qualified to write a blog on multimedia interactivity mumbo jumbo if I wasn’t at least doing SOMETHING myself, right? So here’s a (very) brief, abridged history of what I’ve been up to lately.

First off, have you heard of Nev yet? I did a bonus post about him a couple weeks ago, but this cat has some SERIOUS skills. And if you haven’t clicked the video up top yet, I seriously suggest you take a peak for yourself. I had the great pleasure of meeting him and getting to see him demonstrate some of his skills in a live setting. Kid is on point. You should DEFINITELY check out his videos here.

So even though I don’t have a direct affiliation with Nev, I do have direct ties to some other cool stuff. I volunteer at the Denver Museum of Nature in Science in the Gates Planetarium. I have more fun than you do, because I have a 15.1 surround sound system. No that is not a typo, it’s not 5.1, I literally get to play around with sound in a 3 dimensional audio field consisting of 16 speakers on a weekly basis. But it’s not all fun and games. I’m in the process of writing a program that actually allows you to have live control over the spacialization and panning of as many as 64 live inputs. If you think that sounds nerdy, you’d be right, but nerds always do seem to come out with the coolest $#!+, right? Within the next 2 weeks, I will have several audio processing plugins and programs available for free download. Currently putting some finishing touches on them. Although you can’t really tell from the perspective of this iPad camera, I was spacializing Carrot Eater Music‘s tracks in the dome last night. Unfortunately we didn’t have the computer needed for the visuals running, so you can’t see it just yet, but that’s coming very soon.

Finally, I wanted to let you all know about a conference that I’m a part of this coming week, IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment Research Science and Arts). It’s basically a collection of a bunch of dome nerds from around the world that come together at our very own Gates Planetarium to showcase what they are doing in the field of Immersive Media and Technology. It really is incredible to see what all the industry leaders are working on. Anyways, my latest patch, the Static.sphere will be demonstrated for the live spacialization of up to 32 (currently) channels of audio. Unfortunately, the full conference tickets are currently priced at nearly $1000 dollars, so I’d recommend waiting until a future “free expo” we have planned in the intermediate future. We will be demonstrating a lot of the cool stuff we’ve been working on. Stay tuned 😉

Happy Saturday