Vine Experiment

An experiment with the Vine API and MaxMSP that nearly crashes my computer.

Using MaxMSP, the now deprecated Vine API could pull a video from its server based on a keyword. I built a simple patch that calls up a video either by user selected keywords (ideally chosen by the audience before a performance) or random words from the English language, and spatially placed multiple videos according to their position on the screen in a quadraphonic setup.

To be blunt, nothing much of significance came of this. But it was a fun experiment.

This experiment was originally presented in a quadraphonic speaker arrangement at the Eastman Composers’ Concert on February 9th 2017.

You can watch a capture of a realization below. Warning: Loud and glitchy.