Vishwaroop

2014, 4:30, 4K Digital Dome Film

The title Vishwaroop (vishwa: universe and roop: form) is from Hindu philosophy and means the appearance of God or Brahma in forms that incorporate the creation of worlds and the universe within them. The five main elements of the Universe in Hindu philosophy are fire, earth, air, water and ether (space). This animation is produced using Pure Data/GEM, and the process is a real-time emergent system that continuously generates new forms and includes these elements as sources of data. Animation and programming is by Vibeke Sorensen with technical assistance from Nagaraju Thummanapalli. Music is performed live by Sitar Virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, world renowned Indian Classical musician, sitarist, composer and educator. He is accompanied by Tabla Virtuoso Arup Chattopadhyay. Thanks also to Biju Dhanapalan, Miller S. Puckette, Ben Shedd, Joseph Waters, and John Young for their contributions. Produced at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It was premiered at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California as part of the NWEAMO Festival on March 23, 2014.

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