NEXUS: Collaborative Performance for the Masses, Handling Instrument Interface Distribution through the Web

Allison, Jesse and Oh, Yemin and Taylor, Benjamin

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Distributed performance systems present many challenges to the artist inmanaging performance information, distribution and coordination of interface tomany users, and cross platform support to provide a reasonable level ofinteraction to the widest possible user base.Now that many features of HTML 5 are implemented, powerful browser basedinterfaces can be utilized for distribution across a variety of static andmobile devices. The author proposes leveraging the power of a web applicationto handle distribution of user interfaces and passing interactions via OSC toand from realtime audio/video processing software. Interfaces developed in thisfashion can reach potential performers by distributing a unique user interfaceto any device with a browser anywhere in the world.