Master Control System

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Master Control System

What it Is

The Master Control System is a 2-Player Interactive Video Station designed for temporary installation near loud music.

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Each player has an array of buttons and sliders, along with a scratch wheel. Every press, slide, scroll and twitch changes the video, which can be simultaneously displayed on the screen and projected as large as you like. The interface has some items which are quite intuitive, and others which require more experimentation and produce nuance through extended play and exploration.

Inside the Box

It’s a relatively simple setup.

  • A 15″ MacBook Pro runs a customized Quartz Composer scene.
  • A MixMan DM2 plugs into the laptop via USB.
  • Two light sources illuminate the box from the inside.
  • One power strip provides power to all devices, so the box requires only one three-prong grounded outlet.
  • A Keyboard and Trackball provide easy access to setup via the hinged door.

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