Performance Software

For the performance, the Mage's Assistant uses "IgnoGame," a MaxMSP application that simulates the Mage's card game, captures participants' faces and voices, edits and analyzes the recorded voices, and sends files to the installation server. An earlier version of the game, without image and audio capture, was written in MacroMedia Director. It was used as a web-based front end for generating patterns and saving them to a database. Future development of the game will use use the visual interface of the earlier version of the software in web-based and kiosk-based applications where participants can upload an image and an audio recording without the intervention of the Mage and his assistant.

Opening screen of IgnoGame.

Simulation of Ignotus's card game.

Image and audio capture.

Audio editing and analysis.