Conceptualized by Richie Hawtin and developed with RJ Fischer and Bryan McDade (Minus), SYNK is the official companion iPhone app of the 2010 Plastikman Live worldwide tour. This is another iPhone app release from the Hawtin & Minus camp after his Twitter DJ app which has become publicly available since last year.
With the SYNK app, users participate in an experiment in audience-performer interaction aiming to blur the lines of perception and participation. They will connect to the PLASTIKMAN Wi-Fi network available at each show, and after being notified by a vibration triggered by certain moments in the performance, be able to contribute and interact by reorganizing word samples, viewing the venue from the Plastikman perspective, and seeing the realtime programming of the drum and percussive elements and effects.
The SYNK experience will not be limited to viewers of the live show. In between the performances the SYNK application will be in sleeper mode and function as a Plastikman atmospheric location shifter. By using visualizations designed by Derivative and the iPhone's built-in microphone and accelerometer users are immersed in a Plastikman environment.
The SYNK app debuted at Time Warp festival in Mannheim, Germany last Saturday, March 27th. You can watch the rehearsals of this show at Richie Hawtin's YouTube channel or the videos that were uploaded by users from PLASTIKMAN LIVE at Time Warp.
There's also a Plastikman Live Visual Contest announced. More info at Remix Theory.
Check page 2 for the SYNK iPhone app features and of course a download link...
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