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Reblogged An Interview with Masayuki Akamatsu

aka.jpgMasayuki Akamatsu has taught sound/media arts at IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences/Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan) since 1997. He has exhibited multimedia electronic installations and performed throughout the world, and is also a member of The Breadboard Band, a group that performs electronic music made from circuits on solderless breadboards. His numerous installations incorporate sound, visual manipulations, and many other forms of mixed media. He has written several books on the Max / MSP / Jitter sound / visual processing program, and he has also written quite a few of his own objects for use with Max / MSP / Jitter. His software creations incorporate unconventional applications for interfacing existing hardware functions in unexpected ways (for example, using the Sudden Motion Sensor on a PowerBook as a way to control parameters in Max, interfacing the Wii Remote and iPhone with Max, etc.). Lately his work has focused on writing software applications that exploit the possibilities of the iPhone, a device that he sees as being an important step in the evolution of computing. In Made in Japan Vol. 1 we showcased his ever-growing collection of iPhone apps, and this week Mr. Akamatsu was gracious enough to agree to an interview, so the following interview was conducted via email and translated from Japanese. Continue reading Makers from Japan: An Interview with Masayuki Akamatsu by Mike Dixon, Make:Blog.


Mar 4, 2008
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