Many Jitter matrix processing objects have corresponding Jitter shaders or Gen patchers that you can use as drop-in replacements for standard Jitter objects.
There are only five objects included in the jit.mo package, but each object is so richly packed with features that it can easily feel like there’s something you might have missed. I’d like to take a moment to share some of my favorite things that you may have overlooked.
She Knows Tech is a grass-roots initiative that seeks to do some great work - helping to close the gender gap in the tech industry by empowering women in technology and highlighting female role models in the tech industry. Meghan Gaudet is a mentor with the She Knows Tech collective, and she was kind enough to sit down to chat with me about their work
Taking a break from the technical, we review some of the net-based resources of video, animation and media arts that inform and inspire us in the development of our work.
Cycling ’74’s CEO and founder David Zicarelli and Content Developer Tom Hall introduce MC – a new multi-channel audio programming system in Max 8
I first learned of the Algorithmic Art Assembly via colleague Joshua Kit Clayton. I knew nothing about it other than that it would be a curated weekend of talks and performances themed around art and algorithms at the Gray Area Foundation in San Francisco. I knew I had to attend, and I’d like to invite you along (after the fact).
The Jitter landscape has changed significantly over the last several versions of Max. Texture processing, faster GPU’s, the proliferation of HD video devices, and inter-application video solutions like Syphon and Spout have redefined what is possible with real-time video. Max offers many ways to interact with these newer frontiers, but with so many options it can be hard to know where to focus. Get an overview of some of the existing resources that can help you dive deeper into Jitter.
In addition to those annual gatherings of scholar/practitioners who get together to discuss and encounter the work of their peers, there are those interesting word-of-mouth events. You know the type: You might have seen the mention of it at the edge of the little circle of light you work in, and then – after it’s over – you start hearing from friends or acquaintances that you missed something amazing, and that thing is suddenly no longer at the edge of your little circle of light.
Vienna-based composer, guitarist, and Christian Fennesz needs no introduction for Max enthusiasts who’ve loved his work from before the turn of the century - from his visionary solo recordings to his collaborations with artists as diverse as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keith Rowe, King Midas Sound, David Sylvian, and Jim O’Rourke. Although he’s in the midst of the recording/production cycle for a new recording, Christian was kind enough to sit down for a brief chat, and he shared a cut from Agora, his upcoming project.
The Max world is full of users who use the udpsend and udpreceive pair of Max objects to transfer Max messages to other machines or devices on a network for sharing, syncing or working on projects larger than a single machine. The new Max Zero package now makes things even easier by providing a trio of new Max externals that support Zero Configuration Networking (also known as Bonjour or ZeroConf).