Interaction: Strike the keys on the typewriter and cue up hot gif memes from the internet. Hit various keys to run crazy video effects.
A 1923 Royal Desktop #10 typewriter was converted to a usb keyboard. The typewriter connects to a computer running a custom Max application allowing it to act as VJ input (video disk jockey) for hilarious gif memes from the internet. Memes are pulled from the popular gif site Giphy. Video banks include Taco & Llama gifs, dancing gifs, and the ever hilarious cat mode. The video is output to a large indoor projection.
This installation was built for Inspire Theater in Downtown Las Vegas.
(2017 DTP Artist in Residence Program) Hardware: usb typewriter conversion kit, strip of Neo-Pixels, Arduino, Mac Mini, Optoma UTS projector. Software: Max 7, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime Pro