iPhone application released for the INTO INFINITY project
Cameron Parkins, November 18th, 2009
Creative Commons Japan + Appliya Studio + DubLab + Creative Commons + corde Japan, US, and worldwide — November 12th, 2009
Today, Creative Commons Japan and iPhone developer Appliya Studio announced the release of a brand new iPhone application, “AudioVisual Mixer for Into Infinity”, specially developed for the launch of the Into Infinity project in Japan. Into Infinity is a collaboration between Creative Commons and non-profit web radio collective Dublab.
Into Infinity comprises a collection of ready-to-remix 12-inch circular artworks and 8-second music loops created by a vast array of artists from around the world. Contributors include world-renowned graffiti artist Kofie, 2008 Whitney Biennial alumni Lucky Dragons, Anticon collective member Odd Nosdam, and electronic musicians Flying Lotus and DNTEL (AKA Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service). For its expansion to Japan, the Into Infinity project has additionally collected 50 “EAR” sound loops and 50 “EYE” visual circles from Japanese sound and visual artists (list below).
Creative Commons Japan teamed with APPLIYA on “AudioVisual Mixer for Into Infinity” to celebrate the growth of this free audio visual culture and to promote a more intuitive, open, and unique remix experience around Into Infinity’s Japan launch. The application was developed by Kensuke Sembo from internationally acclaimed media art duo Exonemo and Ages5&Up, an art and design collective known for witty yet solid interaction design.
When opened, the application connects to a server where all the project’s resources are stored, automatically downloading sound loops (“EAR”) that are paired with visual circles (“EYE”). The Into Infinity logo serves as an anchor point to trigger sounds: circles are moved by dragging them with your finger and when brought into the logo’s orbit the sounds start mixing. Here, the act of remixing is enabled by a simple touch interaction with the iPhone screen, allowing literally anyone to enjoy mixing or simply listen to the soundscape.
Users can share their mix instantly by posting to Twitter or by emailing their friends. An URL pointing to the mix generated is attached to the message so others can reenact your experience. You can also set the mix as your iPhone’s ring tone after downloading the mix to your home computer.
All mixes generated by the application’s users are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, keeping in line with the project as a whole.
iTunes AppStore information:
Title: AudioVisual Mixer for INTO INFINITY
Released: 12th November, 2009
Copyright: dublab, Creative Commons, Creative Commons Japan
About Creative Commons Japan
Creative Commons Japan (CCJP) is an independent Japanese node of the Creative Commons movement active since 2004 mainly in Tokyo area. Besides porting the CC licenses to the japanese legal framework, CCJP has since then collaboratively worked with corporate entities, educational organizations and other non-profit groups in order to propel the open contents movement in Japan by organizing symposia, workshops, and consulting. In 2008 Summer, CCJP co-hosted the iSummit 2008 in the city of Sapporo and deployed an audio-visual remix contest with online video sharing services respectively run by Sony, Yahoo!, NTT, Nifty and FlipClip. In September 2009, CCJP has released a web survey for creators to research how the introduction of fair-use in Japanese copyright law is received and reported to a related working group of the Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs that most Web-aware users are welcoming a more open culture on the Net.
APPLIYA works hand-in-hand with Japanese iPhone developers to bring the best in Japanese culture, design and ingenuity to the world through the international iPhone community. APPLIYA was founded in October 2008 with financial support from Softbank Inc., the exclusive mobile provider of the iPhone in Japan.
APPLIYA’s main product, APPLIYA STUDIO is an all-new service that allows anyone to easily build applications for the global iPhone/iPod Touch market. We offer fast, inexpensive options that make it easy for you to enter one of the world’s fastest growing marketplaces: the iTunes App Store.
Corde is a creative collective led by music critique and producer Masaaki Hara that has been active in various fields such as label management, event organizing, writing and editing.
As a music label, soup-disk, the precedent of Corde, produced critical works by RiowArai, Suzukiski, Cappablack, Ill Suono, Inner Science, Conflict and contributed to the advancement of Japanese break beats and electronic music. soup-disk became disques corde in 2005, and started to produce undiscovered talents worldwide along with the release of such artists as RATN (Riow Arai + Tujiko Noriko) and Karafuto (a.k.a. Fumiya Tanaka). Current collaborating labels include Alpha Pup, Plug Research and Ubiquity.
As for event organizing, Corde has realized free-form parties titled “moxa” by inviting international artists such as Pole, Jan Jelinek, Opiate, The Weather(Busdriver, Radioinactive, Daedellus), Lusine, DavidLast, Nobody, Triosk, with the collaboration of Tokyo-based record shop Onsa Records. In 2008 and 2009, Corde realized the Japan tour of LOW END THEORY, the party from Los Angeles. As a writer, Hara published “To be freed from Music – Sound Recycle of the 21st century” in November 2009.
dublab is a non-profit web radio collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture. We have been broadcasting independently since 1999. More than 300,000 international listeners connect to our streams & podcasts monthly. dublab’s mission is to share beautiful music via the world’s best djs. What you hear on dublab crosses genres and defies classification. Unlike traditional radio, the dublab djs have total freedom of selection. You will experience many different sounds but find they all have the same soulful root. We have extended our creative action to include art exhibits, film projects, event production and record releases. The dublab echo continues to expand across the Earth.
About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works, whether owned or in the public domain. Through its free copyright licenses, Creative Commons offers authors, artists, scientists, and educators the choice of a flexible range of protections and freedoms that build upon the “all rights reserved” concept of traditional copyright to enable a voluntary “some rights reserved” approach. Creative Commons was built with and is sustained by the generous support of organizations including the Center for the Public Domain, the Omidyar Network, The Rockefeller Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as members of the public.
For more information about Creative Commons, visit http://creativecommons.org