Ongoing investigation into the aesthetics of distributed networks, feedback, collaboration, and chaos in live performance/on the internet. Hydra is a browser-based platform for live coding visuals
Built using WebRTC (peer-to-peer web streaming) and WegGL, hydra allows each connected browser/device/person to output a video signal or stream, and receive and modify streams from other browsers/devices/people. The API is inspired by analog modular synthesis, in which multiple visual sources (oscillators, cameras, application windows, other connected windows) can be transformed, modulated, and composited via combining sequences of functions.
Live stream of times square + live stream of an aquarium, live-coded in hydra