ITP Thesis Week 2009
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8


Timothy Twillman

Cuttlefish are small devices designed to make performance and installation lighting simple.

In the current incarnation, Cuttlefish are small LED lighting controllers that use modular lighting strips. Using software running on a PC or laptop as a gateway they are able to be controlled by programming languages such as Max/MSP, Pure Data, Supercollider, and C++ (using openFrameworks). Each connected LED can be controlled individually, creating endless possibilities for sequencing light displays.

The long-term goal of this project is to create an open platform that is very simple to use and extensible, opening up physical computing to a much wider audience.

Cuttlefish are aimed primarily at artists, musicians and performers -- especially those who are familiar with such tools as Max/MSP, Pure Data and openFrameworks.