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What is VJing and realtime interaction

  Michael Betancourt




My own feeling is that VJing has become a "general term" for the performance of imagery in time as either visual accompaniment to music or on its own. The important part of this description is the 'performance'--that the imagery shown is the product of human actions being done live, not shown via a prerecorded, continuous movie. I like this description because it doesn't require any specific technology be the source of this imagery--analog, or electromechanical systems (such as the historical color organs) "fit" its requirements just as easily as modern digital systems of all types do; it can include prerecorded bits arranged and used in conjunction with other things, etc. (as with Belson's Cinema Vortex shows or other early live spectacles).

Andrew Bucksbarg
Eugenio Tisselli
Federico Bonelli
Gabriel Menotti
Holger Lund
Jeremy Hight
Joe Reinsel
Lucy H G/ L Hermes Griesbach
Michael Betancourt
Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, Furtherfield