Fred Lakin once got an MFA in design and decided to build an
instrument for text
Live Graphics Nightly
Visual performers are throwing beam on the walls of the 'hood. Amoeba Man, the Mexican Lightning Crew, Sal the Shooter, and Big Ed are all down at Veli's, a funky little graphics bar underneath the freeway in West Oakland. Vizrappers and other real
time visual artists have come to make magic on the big screen with a beam of light. Some chase fame, some chase fortune, and some just want the sweet thrill of slinging pixels for a live audience.
The kids of vizhood.org are into something new
Sidecasting. On the third Saturday afternoon of each month, a different group of youngsters from vizhood.org puts on a live performing graphics show at Veli's Graphics Bar in West Oakland. The visual band for this Saturday is The Truthing Sidecasters Live Visual Blogging Crew. They're fast, they're good, and they're after the facts. Combine that with local politics and the result is bound to be trouble. And, very entertaining.
Visual Grammars for Visual Languages
Visual Communication for Groups meets Text
Graphic Computing to spawn visual thoughts, images and code. These are stories of those thoughts, images and code. See Dave the visual agent guided by a Visual Grammar as he intervenes to assist in the stream of human text graphic activty. Watch as Lisp is generalized to become Computing with Text Graphic Forms.