Modul8 wishes you Happy New Year for 2009!
To all modul8 users and enthusiasts out there we hope you had a happy and productive year of creating live visuals and that the coming year will be just as fulfilling. The past year has been very eventful for the GarageCUBE team. Beginning with the entry of David Geldreich to the development team and followed by many exciting projects that further expanded our personal and professional presence in the world of live visuals.
What do we have to look forward to in 2009?
001++ Modul8 v2.6 in the 1st quarter of 2009
We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing modul8 v2.6 in the 1st quarter of 2009. We will keep you informed of developments on this highly anticipated release through our blog (www.modul8.us) and the GarageCUBE forum (www.GarageCUBE.com/forum).
002++ GarageCUBE team expands
In the beginning of this year we welcomed David Geldreich to the GarageCUBE team. Since that time he has helped us release two updates, provided us with tools and knowledge that have added and enhanced our experience of the development cycle. We are very much looking forward to his continued efforts and contributions to modul8 in 2009.
At the end of this year Eric Morzier joined the GarageCUBE team. You may know Eric from his active participation on the GarageCUBE forum as Sigma6. He has been a user of modul8 from its first release and has authored several very useful modules that can be found in public section of the modules library. Beyond modul8 he has worked in the fields of motion graphics and interactive design and co-founded the collective Sigma6. http://www.sigma6.ch/
003++ Team Modul8 out and about
This year saw many projects that have advanced the medium of VJ’ing as an art form and we were very fortunate to be a part of this process. After the Chicks On Speed/Modul8 ‘Butt Slaps’ installation for Mapping 2008, Chicks On Speed http://www.chicksonspeed.com/ and the Modul8 team came together at the Hangar http://www.hangar.org/ in Barcelona. In 10 days the ‘Super Suits’ project was born.
Prior to this was our residency at the Exyzt http://www.exyzt.org/ Southwark Lido installation where the surrounding buildings were lit up with time lapse footage and moving portraits of the participants taken by Julie Guiches and Benoit Laurent. Little did we know at the time that this interaction would lead to our final collaboration of the year at the Corps Urbain festival in the Le Brigittines, Brussels under the umbrella of the newly initiated Continent-Virtual http://www.continent-virtuel.org/.
004++ Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo… oh my!
Are you on facebook? We have a group and a fan page dedicated to modul8. It is checked by us on a weekly basis and we announce modul8 related news and events on both of them. You are welcome to find us and join us there, contribute your photos, videos, demos, ideas, reports and discuss VJing, mapping and techniques amongst yourselves. There is also a strong modul8 presence on flickr and vimeo with groups for both.
Do not neglect to read the former post about the open call for submissions to the Mapping VJ Festival.
Best wishes again from all of us at the modul8 team to you.