About MotherA library & host by Ilias Bergstrom for the programming environment processing, with contributions by Krzysztof Goliński and Splatgirl. Last update, 22-Oct-2009.
From the colour organs of past centuries, to todays VJing and new media art performances, artists and scientists have shown perpetual interest in the live performance of visual imagery.
The limited aesthetic flexibility permitted by existing tools however has meant that artists striving to differentiate their work have most often been the inventors and creators of the tools they use.
To address this obstacle, we have developed a set of tools, that make use of and extend the popular Processing open-source multimedia programming environment.
Together they will enable artists without the skills of computer programming to significantly influence the content of their visual performance, while also keeping the programming of new graphics algorithms accessible to those seeking greater creative freedom.
Download Mother version 0.6.0 from Google code.
Unzip "Mother 0.6 for Processing 1.0.x - Windows.zip" or "Mother 0.6 for Processing 1.0.x - OSX.zip" archive, depending on your platform.
In the folder "Foetus library" you will find Foetus.zip; extract this and put the extracted Foetus folder into the libraries folder of your processing sketches. Reference and examples are included in the Foetus folder.
For instructions on using Mother, read included "GETTING STARTED.TXT" file.
Keywords Live, Performance, VJ, VJ-ing, OSC
Find a list of examples in the current distribution of Mother, or have a look at them by following the links below.
Watch the following videos to get a better idea of what using Mother allows you to achieve:
Platforms Windows, OSX