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Visor in Practice: Live Performance and Evaluation

Purvis, Jack; Anslow, Craig; Noble, James

Visor is a new environment for live visual performance that was developed to demonstrate code jockey practice (CJing), a new hybrid performance practice that combines live coding and VJing to harness the strengths of both practices. CJing draws on live coding for the ability to improvise content at a low level by coding in textual interfaces. VJing is drawn on for its ability to manipulate content at a high level by interacting with GUIs and hardware controllers. Combining these aspects of both practices enables flexible performances where content can be controlled at both low and high levels. We build on previous work by reflecting on the use of Visor in live performances and evaluating feedback gathered from creative coders, live coders, and VJs who experimented with the environment. We conclude by discussing Visor's effectiveness and whether CJing effectively combines live coding and VJing along with areas for future work.

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