HEXPIXELS the “C++ Punks” is a unit for realtime visual performance by Satoru Higa, an artist/programmer renowned for his contribution to openFrameworks community (core addon (ninja) developer), and sound artist/vj/programmer Kezzardrix whose works range from his own interactive installation to live visuals for artists like SJQ++. Based on their diverse backgrounds of interactive programming, they probe & experiment the creativity of realtime rendering with shaders, physical models, game engines, and above all with their own repositories.
Most recently, the duo has performed at the Meme City: Hacking Realities, Media Art Festival @Hangzhou, China on December 24th, 2015. Their performance system comprised of a Blackmagic Switcher (ATEMTelevisionStudio) which controls Max/MSP and lets 3 PCs output auto-switch to Audio Reactive with a special addition of RICOH THETA S which is used as a realtime video feed via MaxMSP and openFrameworks. For more, see video of the mesmerising performance below.
Created by Shunichi Kasahara in collaboration with Satoru Higa, Takuto Usami, Shotaro Hirata and Tetsuya Konishi, “Superception” (Super + perception) is a research framework that uses computer technologies to intervene and transform human perception.