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Anxiety of Influence

Motivated by questions posed to the new media artist, concerning the difficulties with coming up with an innovative artistic style in interactive media performance, this dissertation takes as a departure point a self-created multimedia work for a dancer, 5.1 surround sound, and 3-channel HD interactive projection.

The work uses a custom-built wireless gestural interface to translate kinetic energy from the performer, into real-time multichannel synthetic sound and real- time OpenGL graphics. Throughout my preliminary research I became very much aware of the importance of influence on not only creative endeavors in general, but also the influential nature of the ever-evolving technologies available.