Thursday, October 30, 2008

SocialBeat: Control OpenGL With Ruby And MIDI

Xavier Shay's SocialBeat app allows you to livecode OpenGL in Ruby, and control that OpenGL with MIDI at the same time. This screencast illustrates some rough, proof-of-concept example material.

This is one of the roughest, messiest screencasts I've ever done. You'll think I was drunk. But it's worth watching anyway. This is a very innovative app. The flattering part: Xavier told me he got the idea from my RubyFringe presentation on Archaeopteryx.