Loop-R is a real-time video performance tool based in the exploration of low-tech, used technology and human factors research.
With this tool I tried using existing and mistreated technology in innovative ways, combining concepts and interfaces: merging segregated interfaces (GUI and physical devices) into one.
This way hardware and software blend themselves into one new interface taking advantage of the best of both worlds to provide free control of video-loops as an expressive hybrid tool.
To know more about this project and the story behind it feel free to read the interview at VJKungFu (portal for DIY video artists).
Loop-R and its second iteration looop-r were presented and their research paper was published at NIME ’07 Conference in New York and at ACE ’08 (Advances in Computer Entertainment) Conference in Yokohama, Japan.