Ty, Kyle and myself did the first music visualization planning get together on Friday night. We sat and learned Touch Designer, and had interesting conversations about what constitutes a good music visualization, and what types of interactivity make sense. In the end, Ty and I iterated on a nice and simple visualization with fireworks controlled by a MIDI keyboard.
Saturday morning, Kyle, Sharada, and I drove through Memorial Day traffic to Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles. It is a beautiful and secluded property on a bluff overlooking the water, and is owned by the family of a former coworker's wife. A bunch of us hung out, swam around in the lake, sat by the campfire, and had a generally low key and relaxing time.
|Kyle and I went on a short hike on the property.|
We drove back Sunday night, and I spent some more time on the visualizations with Ty. We came up with a cool interactive thing that uses a Kinect and flashy colors. I crashed hard, and woke up almost at noon on Monday, and went for my favorite run through Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach where along the way I had the pleasant surprise of seeing the Rose Garden while in full bloom.