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Scanner: Live Modular Rig - YouTube
Robin talks through the previous rig - again, note how carefully the elements are chosen as a broad but limited palette.
music  modular  synthesizer  scanner  robinrimbaud  live  improvisation 
january 2016 by infovore
GameDevBlog: Notes on *Impro* by Keith Johnstone
Jamie on "Impro" with respect to games. I really need to get on and read it.
keithjohnstone  impro  improvisation  games  jamiefristrom 
december 2011 by infovore
Insult Swordfighting: It's not called "Rock Band: The Beatles" for a reason -- Video Game Reviews and Rants
"I've developed a habit of delivering a drum solo at the beginning of every Rock Band track -- just a little wailing away while the song cues up. It's a way of making the songs mine. You can't do that in The Beatles. Hit a drum pad before the song starts, and nothing happens, because that sound isn't on the original recording... More important, it's the game's way of making sure that you don't dare mess with perfection! I'm not a huge fan of that attitude. Past -- and, technically, current -- Rock Band games are about engaging with the music on an equal level. This game, though, is a ball-washing of the highest order. Maybe the Beatles are more deserving of such treatment than any other band, but I don't think any band deserves that treatment. Not now that I've seen the alternatives." Mitch Krpata on his problems with Rock Band: The Beatles.
rockbandbeatles  mitchkrpata  games  music  creativity  improvisation  writing 
september 2009 by infovore
Click Nothing: GDC09 - Part 2 - Improvisation presentation materials
Clint Hocking's presentation materials - talk, slides, short mpeg - from his GDC09 lecture, "Fault Tolerance: From Intentionality to Improvisation". It's meaty and weighty and it's really, really, really good, and covers lots of bases and I'll need to read it again. Lots of dense stuff about the balances between Far Cry 2's gameplay systems, designing systems for improvisation, and rebalancing games to what they want to be. My mancrush is not abated, sadly.
gdc  gdc09  talk  presentation  farcry2  gameplay  games  design  balance  systems  improvisation  impro  clinthocking 
april 2009 by infovore
Knox College 2006 Commencement Address
Stephen Colbert on Improvisation. Some nice touches
essays  speech  commencement  improvisation 
june 2006 by infovore

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