Student Organized Speaker Series: Syphon with Anton Marini

November 4, 2010
3:30 pmto4:00 pm


Syphon is an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share frames – full frame rate video or stills – with one another in real time. This means you can leverage the expressive power of a plethora of tools to mix, mash, edit, sample, texture-map, synthesize, and present your imagery using the best tool for each part of the job. Syphon gives you flexibility to break out of existing graphics pipelines and mix creative applications to suit your needs.

Sharing frames happens behind the scenes so you can minimize or hide your apps and frames still flow. Frames shared via Syphon support an alpha channel, so rendered 3D content, masks, keys and transparency all work as expected. Wherever possible, published frames stay on the graphics card, so Syphon is fully hardware accelerated, and does not duplicate resources unnecessarily. This means Syphon is fast: you can share HD video and larger in real time.

Lastly, Syphon is designed for and by new media technologists, realtime video performance artists and visualists.


Anton Marini (vade) is a video performance artist, programmer and video engineer specializing realtime video systems, glitch aesthetics and visual effects. His work explores designing software environments and systems for realtime video as well as performing abstract visualizations and urban video collages. Anton Marini is a former researcher in residence at NYU’s Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and has taught at Parsons/New School Design and Technology Department. He has performed at events such as Live Performers Meeting, Club Transmediale, Ultrasound festival, Vancouver New Music Festival,, BAP, Anyware, Eyewash, Rake, Share, Warper, as well as leading several workshops in new media programming environments. His work has been featured and performed in music videos airing on MTV, Comedy Central, on DVD and in venues across the globe.

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