Seizurmatron by Francisco Crescioni
The idea for my piece was to give old people a headache. ; ) It was originally designed to a be a sort of oscilloscope visualizer, but ended up being more of a messy pixel orgy. I actually do like the chaotic energy more than the original idea. I guess thats what using 66 random operations between two different jitter matrices will do.
Inspiration came floating into my head when on the first day of class I saw the "analyzer" object being used to transcribe raw audio into numerical data. I thought "Wow, wouldn't that be a cool way to move shit around."
Not being entirely competent with mathematics (my personal finances are a testament to this) I can't say for certain what all the operations are doing with the pixels from the two matrices, but the numbers from the loudness, brightness, and noisiness of the sound are controlling the colors of the pixels. The movement of the pixels is also controlled by the brightness and the loudness of the sound, with the brightness controlling the x coordinates, and the loudness controlling the y ones.
I also set up a couple computer keys to control the gates which toggle on and off the jit.op and jit.wake cycles. The result is a live chaotic instrument, that responds to either live audio through the computers input or through playing an audio file (which perhaps in further incarnations could be manipulated live).
And of course the escape key grants access to full screen mode, for a total pixel panic.
A still image from the project.