April was a busy time for Portraits of Change. We had made some huge breakthroughs in developing some kind of prototype of the initial idea of incorporating AR into a live music performance. MIDI turned out to be a key player in utilizing physical interfaces to generate low-latency effects directly from the music itself. It was a huge feat, but was a lot easier than we thought.
April 15th, 2019
July Update- It has been a busy summer for Portraits of Change! We have officially reached our first fundraising milestone- to raise $1000! I just wanted take the time to thank all of our wonderful donors and supporters. This project would not be possible without your enthusiasm and passion for music.
We also have our first event finalized! On September 14th, 2019, you can find a booth of Portraits of Change at the What If... Festival of Innovation & Imagination in Downtown Colorado Springs! This is an amazing festival that celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. More info coming soon!
July 11th, 2019
Just a hint of what is coming with our Alpha 0.2.2 Booth Demo! New logo, new effects, new colors, new hands! Find us at the What If... Festival of Innovation and Imagination on September 14th in downtown Colorado Springs to check it out!
August 10th, 2019
We have been hard at work testing our MIDI color system in augmented reality, while still polishing the VR experience for our upcoming events. We were fortunate to host our session pianist Noah Suazo for our most recent test, to uncover the possibilities of augmented reality! This test was used with the LIV software, and it is a really incredible tool for mixed reality recording. We are going to look into incorporating LIV into our live performances while we wait for the release of the Hololens 2.
August 25th, 2019
With the What If... Festival wrapped up, we are bunkering down to develop our midi conversion system after all this time researching and prototyping on piano. 0.2.4 will see the adition of the trumpet along with bug fixes and updates to the performance mode of Porrtaits of Change. This will also be one of the last times we update the booth demo for a while.
2 down, 4 more to go!
Performance dates coming in 2020. Check back soon!
Updated August 26th, 2019