A simple piece examining the willingness to interact with a virtual representation of annoying real world scenarios.  Flies swarm around the participant’s avatar, being attracted to any detected movement.  Quick swiping movements can scatter the flies and momentarily calm their irritated sound.  Although mimicing a physically irritating situation, the virtual representation can often become quite hypnotising for the participant.

This piece was created as a technical exploration of cv.jit camera tracking and eric singer’s boidal flocking for max/msp/jitter.  The sound is generated by a series of sawtooth waveforms attached to the position and velocity of each fly.  Presented for the situated media component of Sound and Music Design at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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