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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Video Salon During Mac World Jan. 11th 07

hey everyone, just wanted to follow up with schedule of presentations for Video Salon. Jan. 11th.
first off, the doors are at 7:30.
Presentations will be begin at 8:00 promptly. The demos should be over by 10:00PM

-Surya, from La-va will present 5-10 minutes of VJ kung fu
-Peter Kirn will present wii controllers, jitter, max, flash demo. 30-40 minutes
-Dax presenting a new text2screen app. (Text messaging to video screens in live environments from a new start up call Msgme (5-10 minutes).
-Pierre and Alessandro will present Quartz Composer for live performance. 30-40 minutes
-Michael O'Rourke will talk about Second Life and the Dimension7 gallery in Seond Life. 5-10 minutes
-Xarene will present her new book 'vE-jA" the long anticipated book on audio-visual culture around the world 5-10minutes
-Grant Davis (VJ Culture) showcases Apple's Motion2 and MIDI. 30 minutes.
After the demos, the event becomes the traditional video salon style vj jam and then later it turns more into a party with DJ Laird bringing in the beats and locals.
Posted 1/11/07 Update.
schedule of presenters

Jan. 11th 2007
7:30PM-12: 30AM Demos start at 8:00
Open VJ Jam starts at 10:00
150 Folsom St. (@ Spear)
San Francisco CA 94105

THIS MONTH......................

The annual Video Salon during MacWorld. Apple-centric presentations and demos.

***Quartz Composer demos by Engineering Manager Pierre-Olivier Latour and graphic artist Alessandro Sabatelli from Slinc.

***Presentations by Peter Kirn on Jitter, v001, flash and Nintendo Wii controller.

***Grant Davis (VJ Culture) presents Motion2 and MIDI demo

***We will also have copies of the long anticipated VJ Book ‘vE-“jA “Art and Technology of Live Audio/Video”. Written by Xarene Eskandar. $39.99

Cheap drinks :-)
Bring your laptops and unplug, free wireless.
Plus, bring your media for jamming.
We have a new format for this Video Salon. We will have formal presentations for the first two hours, and then open the floor to the traditional Video Salon style VJ Jam.

Quartz Composer started its life as PixelShox Studio, which was developed in 2002 and 2003 by Pierre-Olivier Latour. Development on the original application reached public beta 0.92b
In the transition from PixelShox to Quartz Composer.
For VJ’s Quartz Composer is a powerful tool capable of being used as a stand-alone VJ application or, intergraded into 3rd party VJ technology.
Pierre has been programming for years and in addition to Quartz Composer and Pixel Shox his has written numerous Freeware and Shareware apps. Currently Pierre is focusing on Quartz Composer for Apple’s newest OS, Leopard.

Peter Kirn,
New York-based musician/visualist and and editor will show how a Mac with Jitter and v001 can mix custom 3D and 2D visuals, hooked up to a Nintendo Wii controller and Nintendo DS. If none of that made sense, just come watch a guy wave his arms around and make some eye candy.
Peter has his finger on the pulse of technology development for A/V artists.

Grant Davis (VJ Culture) Co-founder of Video Salon and Video Riot will demo the MIDI capabilities of Apple’s Motion 2.
With enough RAM and GPU power Motion 2 can be used as a real-time VJ application or, a quick way to create key frames using MIDI.


Video Salon is an open community of visual artists representing SF's
thriving VJ scene. Video Salon is YOU.

The event is hosted at Dimension7, a San Francisco VJ institution.

What is Video Salon?

Video Salon is an open community of video artists who come together monthly to share ideas, show their work and collaborate with other artists in an informal and social setting.

We have video mixing stations setup for anyone and everyone to show their work. Mix live to the DJ’s or do your own thing.


To embrace a broad spectrum of time based visual artists including CG artists, experimental filmmakers, live visual performance artists and installation builders.

To promote technical experimentation and aesthetic development within our community.

To create an open dialog encouraging mutually beneficial critique, cross-pollination and collaboration.

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