March 2011 Event

March 22, 2011 2:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

Light Troupe Developments

Experimental Show with Movement, Light and Sound

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium;
  • Registration and networking starts at 6:00 pm; interactive show at 6:30 pm
  • Light Troupe example:
  • Tickets and registration are available at

Have fun with Luz Studio and learn how to use cutting-edge interactive technology in light and sound applications. Attendees will engage with interactive light toys including:

  • Microsoft Kinect-based body tracking to create expressive art
  • Real-time DMX interior lighting control
  • 3D digital drawing using Wacom Drawing Tablets
  • LightTroupe’s Light and Sound Piano
  • An introduction to Luz Studio’s real-time shader-snipet mixing and just-in-time compiling


Event Details

This will be a laid-back, open forum for people to explore the software, the new art-form and the cutting-edge of technology. Come and get involved in our latest developments from the past year. We will play with computer vision, skeleton tracking, digital painting, and explore Luz Studio’s new DMX light control. We will create collaborative artwork by laying “living ink” on the digital canvas while composing shader effects from live human input, and using the light piano to harmonize sound and visuals.


Artists, musicians, performers, and multimedia light-bearers, discover new ways to use expressive technology in your work.


About the Light Troupe

Light Troupe is a collective of artistic and technical talent projecting its visions through interactive brilliance.


The Troupe uses open source software and common physical devices to engage and stimulate participants in new ways. When software developer Ian McIntosh found artist Josh Fitzsimmons and designer Pat Coan the trio reached a common ground for describing the vital link between visual, audio, and physical arts. The group lays a foundation for concepts including an audio-visual vocabulary and universal composition extending to 5-dimensional experiences. After realizing the undeniable beauty of its creations, Light Troupe opened its work to public venues, participants and developers.


Through the the application of art, design and science, LightTroupe is able to push the sophistication of its tool-set to further accommodate a wider range of participants and scenarios. Having performed and collaborated with international musicians and artists in local venues the Troupe continues to find an inspiring and altogether new experience through the combination of visual, audio, interactive and social sensations.


We invite the community to join us in developing this new art form.


Location and Transportation

Portland Community College
Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium

705 North Killingsworth Street

Portland OR 97219-2399


Registration and Amenities

This and other Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH meetings are free to Cascade Chapter members. Nonmembers will need to pay $5.00 admission. Annual local membership can be purchased at the ticketing site or at the door for $25.00 a year for professionals and $18.00 for students. We accept cash or checks at the door and credit cards online at EventBrite ticketing. Prepayment and registration is available at


Carpooling is recommend, limited free street parking is available. You can purchase parking passes at the yellow ticketing stations located in each parking lot. Cost is $3.00 and machines take cash or debit cards.

Please see the following for more detailed information on event location and directions:



The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter would like to acknowledge and thank Portland Community College for their generous support.


About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics industry professionals and students. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities, the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between persons in the field, that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.


For more information on Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and membership, visit the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH website at


Press contact

Lizzie Bennett, Liaison Inc., Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH PR Director

(503) 796-9822, “lizzie at liaisonpr dot com”


Reader contact

Bev Standish, Vice Chair

“vice chair at cascadesiggraph dot org”


Cascade SIGGRAPH general information


PO Box 10583

Portland, OR 97296-10583

email address: “info at cascadesiggraph dot org”


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